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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Syncro Front CV Boot Protection Reply with quote

I have been looking at the CV Boot Protectors out there now for a while and have made my own replica's of the originals already, but I wonder if anyone has tried putting a Larger CV Boot from another vehicle over top of the stock boot instead.

The idea came about because one of the older guys at work used to own a mechanic/body shop in Norway and he said that they used to use this method on their Syncros and it worked great.

If anyone has done this please let me know which boots will fit (the guy at work can't remember).


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds like an elegant solution, potentially. But I wonder if the friction between the rubber boots, with no grease between them, might just wear a hole through the CV boot rubber.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering about that as well. I figure that if I put some grease between the 2 boots it would take care of this problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use these tried and true.

http://burleysmotorsports.com/zencart/index.php?ma...i3p7lvtbl4
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a set of those but they are meant to protect the boots from the front only. When I was backing up once I got a twig jammed in the suspension from the rear. I saw it before it had a chance to rip the boot but it had scuffed it up a bit. This is why I was thinking of this 360 degree solution.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you can get the nylon ones but they are 60$ each but real tuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thread hi jack here.....but along the same lines.

I'm looking at a Syncro and the front CV boots are red. OEM or aftermarket ones?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Alaric,


Do you have a link to these Nylon boots?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncro Front CV Boot Protection Reply with quote

[quote="canasync"]I have been looking at the CV Boot Protectors out there now for a while and have made my own replica's of the originals already, but I wonder if anyone has tried putting a Larger CV Boot from another vehicle over top of the stock boot instead.

The idea came about because one of the older guys at work used to own a mechanic/body shop in Norway and he said that they used to use this method on their Syncros and it worked great.

If anyone has done this please let me know which boots will fit (the guy at work can't remember).


Thanks[/quote

One thing I started doing in the past with older fatigued non torn boots on Mercedes diesels was first cleaning boots carefully and then a 1/4 section at a time spraying boots with 3M rubberized coating - the stuff is tough and really extends boot life!
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