universal cv boot

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:20
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Hi

Has anyone used these universal cv boots before the ones that are already cut in half and put around the shaft and then guled together.
Do they work and last?

Cheers
Dean
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Reply By: Ross M - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:43

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:43
dean r2
Which are the ones you are talking about.
I don't have any which are already cut in half to be able to use any in front of them anyway.
Mine are one piece and complete, as are all I have seen as fitted by the manufacturers.

I seem to think you mean OVER the original CV boots. Any boot which is infront of others will also have to be at the back and bottom too ie circular around the boot.

I'm not sure if "gule" will work though, as it would have to be amazing gule to allow the flex which is needed in CV boots.

A good idea to keep though to keep crap out of a CV as much as possible if the OE boot was ripped off in the bush. If they don't work then you are ripped off in the shop.

Ross M
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:58

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:58
Hi ross m

Thanks for your reply.

If you copy this link these are the ones i mean.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UNIVERSAL-SPLIT-CV-BOOT-KIT-DRIVE-SHAFT-BK2000-NEW-/290862318141?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item43b8bec23d
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Reply By: desray (WA - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:19

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:19
I have not used these before but I have tried to clean and glue split CV boot on the car before (as a get you home thing ) . They lasted about 10ks before coming apart again. The boots do a LOT of bending and twisting , I really can not see how these would last any length of time. The stretch boots work ok if you don't want to disassemble the drive shaft http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CV-Joint-Driveshaft-Universal-Stretch-Rubber-Boot-Kit-/360504826015?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53efc3189f
You may also want to consider buying a spare drive shaft complete , not expensive , $150 for a Prado at Repco , easy to change the whole drive shaft and both sides are the same on a lot of cars.
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:36

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 12:36
Thanks for your reply desray.

So how do these ones work, do they have enough strech so you dont have to pull it all apart.
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Follow Up By: andrew t - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 13:40

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 13:40
there are a few parts places selling universal split cv boots that have a set of bolts along the join to hold the join together,not sure how well they work or how long they last,might be ok for a temp repair until you get back to civilisation to get if fixed properly.
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Follow Up By: desray (WA - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:27

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:27
The stretch ones can be stretched over the joint . In the picture is a metal finger tool which stretches the boot , you can also buy a plastic cone which goes over the joint and you slide the boot over the joint onto the shaft. These boots are thinner and more flexible to stretch but don't last as long as the original .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so9gMxzJH4k
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Follow Up By: desray (WA - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:29

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 18:29
also ,,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK-E_k1PZYo
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Follow Up By: dean r2 - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 19:33

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 19:33
Thanks desray has given me some food for thought.

Cheers
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