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Better CV joint boots?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by civiced, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. civiced

    civiced New Member

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    The Outer CV joint boots on the '89 civics are kinda crap,IMHO.:mad: There are not enough bellows, so the boot stretches and
    tears way to soon. Surfing, I've seen 2, 3, and 4 bellow boots
    for this same chassies ( 4wd, station wagon, ect ), but can't know if they'll fit. Ideas?
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I've never destroyed one like that- only if I had the wrong axle in the car. Where are you getting your axles? I always used lifetime warranty AutoZone axles without issue.
     
  3. civiced

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    Badboot redux

    Not the axle. If interested, there are threads on this site referring this prob.
    Replies advise replacing entire axle. Now, my issues with this solution are:
    1) Constant attacks with the picklefork will eventually tear up the lower ball
    joint, constant replacement also greatly reduces differential oil seal life.
    2) The "rebuilt" axles available from the autopart stores ( even factory,
    I believe, are now "rebuilt") can have very worn splines, say, due to abuse,
    accelerating differential side gear I.D. spline wear. Even if you can find and afford, a high quality new part, you are back to issue #1.
    3) O.K., maybe I'm freaking lazy, I prefer to avoid unnecissary work.

    I've seen what appear to be better boots for various honda axles, but all
    are special order, so can not be measured. Somebody must have have
    solved this.
     
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