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Old 12 Jun 2006, 11:17 pm
Pat Quadlander
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Default '99 Accord CV Boots Suppliers

TeGGeR® and Rich Gray convince me that replacing worn CV boots alone is
better cost/effort than replacing the entire axle.

I've browsed and found several suppliers that sell a CV Boot "Kit" (boot,
fastening clamp/band, and grease). Price range is $12 - $16 per kit. The
whole front end is 4 kits (inner and outer boots, passenger and driver side)
for around $55.

I called my local dealer today, and was given a price of $39 per kit, for
total price close to $160.

Is the dealer part really worth 3 times as much?

I don't want to be penny-wise, pound-foolish, but I don't automatically
assume that dealer parts are that much different from other suppliers.

What is group's experience? Is there a recommended supplier?

Thanks,
Pat


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Old 13 Jun 2006, 10:01 am
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Default Re: '99 Accord CV Boots Suppliers

Yes. The boots that honda sells are made of superior material and are
practically indestructible.

At 80000kms, my CV boots started to show cracks on my 98 civic. Honda
replaced them on warranty with OEM parts. I am currently at 249000kms, and
these boots still do not show significant wear at all.

t

Pat Quadlander wrote:
>TeGGeR® and Rich Gray convince me that replacing worn CV boots alone is
>better cost/effort than replacing the entire axle.
>
>I've browsed and found several suppliers that sell a CV Boot "Kit" (boot,
>fastening clamp/band, and grease). Price range is $12 - $16 per kit. The
>whole front end is 4 kits (inner and outer boots, passenger and driver side)
>for around $55.
>
>I called my local dealer today, and was given a price of $39 per kit, for
>total price close to $160.
>
>Is the dealer part really worth 3 times as much?
>
>I don't want to be penny-wise, pound-foolish, but I don't automatically
>assume that dealer parts are that much different from other suppliers.
>
>What is group's experience? Is there a recommended supplier?
>
>Thanks,
>Pat


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Old 13 Jun 2006, 10:06 am
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Default Re: '99 Accord CV Boots Suppliers

"Pat Quadlander" <pquadlander@comcast.net> wrote in
news:NdKdnSE4lvJPtBPZnZ2dnUVZ_q6dnZ2d@comcast.com:

> TeGGeR® and Rich Gray convince me that replacing worn CV boots alone
> is better cost/effort than replacing the entire axle.
>
> I've browsed and found several suppliers that sell a CV Boot "Kit"
> (boot, fastening clamp/band, and grease). Price range is $12 - $16
> per kit. The whole front end is 4 kits (inner and outer boots,
> passenger and driver side) for around $55.
>
> I called my local dealer today, and was given a price of $39 per kit,
> for total price close to $160.
>
> Is the dealer part really worth 3 times as much?




Yes. The aftermarket boots will last two years then crack again. The new
OEM boots will last at least ten years. Do you want to be under there every
few months to make sure the cheapo boots are still intact?


>
> I don't want to be penny-wise, pound-foolish, but I don't
> automatically assume that dealer parts are that much different from
> other suppliers.



In this case they most definitely are.



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Old 13 Jun 2006, 01:02 pm
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"TeGGeR®" wrote:
>
> "Pat Quadlander" <pquadlander@comcast.net> wrote in
> news:NdKdnSE4lvJPtBPZnZ2dnUVZ_q6dnZ2d@comcast.com:
>
> > TeGGeR® and Rich Gray convince me that replacing worn CV boots alone
> > is better cost/effort than replacing the entire axle.
> >
> > I've browsed and found several suppliers that sell a CV Boot "Kit"
> > (boot, fastening clamp/band, and grease). Price range is $12 - $16
> > per kit. The whole front end is 4 kits (inner and outer boots,
> > passenger and driver side) for around $55.
> >
> > I called my local dealer today, and was given a price of $39 per kit,
> > for total price close to $160.
> >
> > Is the dealer part really worth 3 times as much?

>
> Yes. The aftermarket boots will last two years then crack again. The new
> OEM boots will last at least ten years. Do you want to be under there every
> few months to make sure the cheapo boots are still intact?
>
> >
> > I don't want to be penny-wise, pound-foolish, but I don't
> > automatically assume that dealer parts are that much different from
> > other suppliers.

>
> In this case they most definitely are.
>
>



A lot of rubber parts are now being made in China and most of it is
inferior. I'm not a real champion of OEM for everything but agree that
anything rubber should be original Honda to assure quality.

JT
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Old 13 Jun 2006, 03:09 pm
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Default Re: '99 Accord CV Boots Suppliers

Grumpy AuContraire <Grumpster@GrumpyvilleNOT.com> wrote in
news:448EF0EA.FC3C74F5@GrumpyvilleNOT.com:


>
> A lot of rubber parts are now being made in China and most of it is
> inferior. I'm not a real champion of OEM for everything




Neither am I.

Some OEM parts are scandalously expensive for what you get (radiators, for
instance).



> but agree
> that anything rubber should be original Honda to assure quality.



Nothing compares to OEM boots at all. Not even remotely close.


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Old 16 Jun 2006, 10:43 pm
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Default Re: '99 Accord CV Boots Suppliers

Tried aftermarket boots and they didn't last 24K miles.

"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns97E19A6DD839Btegger@207.14.116.130...
> Grumpy AuContraire <Grumpster@GrumpyvilleNOT.com> wrote in
> news:448EF0EA.FC3C74F5@GrumpyvilleNOT.com:
>
>
>>
>> A lot of rubber parts are now being made in China and most of it is
>> inferior. I'm not a real champion of OEM for everything

>
>
>
> Neither am I.
>
> Some OEM parts are scandalously expensive for what you get (radiators, for
> instance).
>
>
>
>> but agree
>> that anything rubber should be original Honda to assure quality.

>
>
> Nothing compares to OEM boots at all. Not even remotely close.
>
>
> --
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> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
>



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