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Driveshaft gaitors

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by andy.l, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. andy.l

    andy.l Member

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    I need to replace my drivers outside driveshaft gaitor, are there any good aftermarket versions or is it best to stick to O.E?

    thanks

    andy :)
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member
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    I got some GKN boots from eurocarparts a couple of years ago, they only lasted 50K miles. Every genuine Audi CV boot I've had over years have lasted 100K to 150K. ECP boot cost just under £20 but the Audi boot cost just over £40 and you need to buy the hub bolt, as it's not included in the Audi kit. After looking at the quality of the Audi boot compared to the aftermarket boot, I would never buy aftermarket again, not worth the time & hassle for an extra £25 to buy the better boot.
     
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  4. Ian2012

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    Go Audi everytime
     
  5. andy.l

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    Cheers guys :)
     
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    Just an add on, I got the part number as 8EO 498 203C

    same for N/s and O/s ??
     
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    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Audi cv boot kits are also made by Lobro/GKN so you really pay extra for the box ! Parts are not what they used to be dealer or not...
     
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    Thats why I got them for EPC and the last set were marked up GKN but with Audi Logo & Part number, but the quality GKN EPC boot was no where near the Audi branded version....
     
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    Yes they are the same.
     
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    thanks again guys,appreciated :)
     
  11. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I use the polyplastic febi boots on mine will see how they last, £36 delivered for both front outers from seller:stephanj65 on ebay !!
     
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    The GKN boots I got from EPC where of a polyplastic material, the ones I got from Audi was a thick rubber.
     

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