Had my outer cv boot replaced about 20,000 miles ago and it is ripped again. Did not hit anything, probably ripped from driving hard?? What I was wondering is there any type of high performance cv boot that is stronger than the stock one.
same boat as you mike---I was doing a brake job on my car when I first got it at 107k. I noticed both boots ripped and replaced them with parts america boots. I am now at 120k and the drivers side is ripped again? Does hard driving have anything to do with premature wear of these? It would seem that it does not. I thought the only way these would tear is if you hit something, or just flexing/cracking/fatigue wear--but that is not 15k miles worth. Pretty White---do you have a name of the company on LI? I have friends on LI and asked them if they knew of an axle shop and nobody knew. It is a messy job--don't want to do it regularly. If I can't find a stronger aftermarket boot--I'll try oem and see how that does.
andrew---no---these are not oem. I went to parts america and got generic ones---and I think I am paying the price now. I can't think of anything a driver could do to shorten the life of them--any ideas?
Called The Driveshaft Shop, and for stock replacement drive axles are $75 and about $15-$22 for just the boot kit. Prices are per side. It is made of a combination of some type of plastic and rubber. Did not get the prices on the race drive axles.