Lower ball joint boot

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Gordo89
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Lower ball joint boot

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Good afternoon,

Does anywhere offer replacement lower ball joint boots for the lowerball joint on the syncro?

I tried some from jk but they don't have enough movment, they did say that they don't fit the syncro but the part numbers matched so thought I would chance it

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Hello, are you just looking for the ball joint boots, if so you can buy multipacks on Ebay if you know the size, the clips are a bit of a pain to fix.  I have used the on another vehicle by just breaking the joint and replacing in situ.
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I ended up using the sealey commercial rjc02 boots. They seem to fit the ball joint but will have to see how they perform when I put it all together as they look slightly wider

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How did you mange to fix the retaining clips provided, I could not find a tool that opened them out so ended up using plastic tie grips which were not ideal due to the knuckle of the tie grip which could pinch when under pressure depending on angle of joint when in use, not on my camper I may add but another vehicle.
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I found in the past BMW boots are good quality but these days who knows
You can use wire and a twist tool for the big end and at the skinny end a cable tie will suffice

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1980's BMW rack gaiters (used with the appropriate rubber donut) also appear to be supremely long-lasting and fit the 251/252 PAS rack
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