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NWbuspilot
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Quality CV boots

Post by NWbuspilot » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:32 pm

I saw a few listed that were not of good quality- what brand seems to hold up the best?

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Re: Quality CV boots

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:17 pm

NWbuspilot wrote:I saw a few listed that were not of good quality- what brand seems to hold up the best?
Lobro. Check out stickies good vs junk lists.
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Re: Quality CV boots

Post by 72Hardtop » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:07 am

So is the conscious still Lobro with regards to CV boots these days? How about known site/s that sell quality boots?

Anyone ever try to cross reference one of our CV boots from say a Japanese made vehicle? They have rubber that lasts these days.
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Re: Quality CV boots

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:52 am

72Hardtop wrote:So is the conscious (consensus-sp edit) still Lobro with regards to CV boots these days? How about known site/s that sell quality boots?

Anyone ever try to cross reference one of our CV boots from say a Japanese made vehicle? They have rubber that lasts these days.
Lobro has questionable quality these days, and part of the reason may be long drying-out sits on the shelf. The caps are getting chintzy with cheap cad plating and they don't fit the joints securely, and the rubber is not terribly flexible.

Rockford has been advertised as off-road tough, but I have seen rubber that is so thick that it does not play well with the angles our CVs work at.

Ein (did I see a box spelled Ein? Hippie?) something or other looked OK.

Other input? We can update the "Known Acceptable" sticky.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 98,380 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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