Date Added: Saturday 30 April, 2005
Only needed these due to the old boots getting cut with the balljoint splitter when I was fitting new shocks and springs. I wouldn't recommend fitting these if the old boots were aged or perished as the balljoint itself would most likely be due for replacement anyway. The balljoints on mine were only a year or so old.
I read the last comment about not being able to fit them, but I found with a bit of savvy they were a piece of cake. They are a very very tight fit with an inbuilt metal band at the bottom that is pressed over the balljoint. There is no way that they will go on at an angle ie a bit at a time and they have to be forced down level.
Here's where the savvy came into play.... I found that a standard piece of scaffold pipe is excactly the right diameter to slide over the outer edge of the boot and sit on the top of the metal band. I got the hacksaw out and cut a bit of pipe about 3 inches long, slid it over the boot, positioned it and whacked it wi t' hammer! Viola... fitted first time!
Not everyone has scaffolding lying around I know but if it's going to save you £25 a side you'll find a bit!!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]