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Audi S3 outer CV boots....

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dani_B19, Aug 9, 2013.

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    So the s3 has split both the o/s and n/s outer boots and split all the grease out, both are dry and I believe causing my knocking.

    Now 2 questions, do I just buy the boots or a full kit, and wheres best to buy either as euros is ****e for them.
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    GSF? Or OEM? Buy both mate that's what i did!
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    Where did you go? What you mean buy both?
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    As in both sides, unless the inner boots are ripped? I've never had a problem with GSF cv boots.
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    Ooh, yeah im doing both mate. Did you get the boots or a kit? I reckon my cv joints are actually shot..
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    Ooh, yeah im doing both mate. Did you get the boots or a kit? I reckon my cv joints are actually shot.
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    them new stretch boots are ace, you get a wizards sleeve cone to put them on and its fcn fun to say the least,,while feeling sorry for the mrs if she has had kids.....:blink:
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    If they are knocking then your past the new boot stage, it's time for new joints.

    Would avoid using the Euro Car Parts Q-Drive kit, although the joints seem reasonable quality the boots and clips they supply are pants. We have had many not last a year and will no longer fit the boots. Had a few dodgy GSF ones too.

    I now fit Q-Drive joints, throw the boot and clips away, and use J&R boots and clips.

    J&R also do joints, but I can't say I have fitted any so don't know what they are like.
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    Just picked up 2 j&r driveshafts off of ebay for £100 delivered but yet to see hiw good they are as both my fronts are fooked :)
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    So cheaper to buy new drive shafts yeah? Stace you got a link?
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    So I can literally pull my old ones out and fit these I and done? Also it says for 2001-2003 s3's, will they be ok for my 2000 prefacelift? Didnt think they were mechanically different in the suspension area!
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    Check to see if you have the bolt in or nut type, just take a centre cap off.
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    Bolt in? Sure mine have a large hex nut behind the wheel.
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    If you have a nut then you need the earlier drive shafts.
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    So their no good then..
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    What year and engine code is your car?
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    Its alright ive found the ones. £110 delivered for both. May as well really buy them as itll save me money really. Its a apy 2000 mate.
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