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Old 11-10-2008, 07:50 AM   #1
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CV Boot Repair Parts

I'm planning to replace the CV boots on my 2002 Boxster S. The passenger side has 1 boot clearly torn, and with 61,000 miles, I'm sure the driver side isn't far behind.

After doing some research on parts, it appears that eBay has the best price. I can replace all 4 boots for $63.05 including shipping if I purchase this kit.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Is there anything I should know that would cause me to stay away from this?

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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I have no experience with those particular boots, but you can get a GKN boot kit from ********************************.com for $9.45 each. That's the brand my indie shop sourced for me when I did mine.

Search for my step-by-step writeup on how to do this repair, if you haven't already. Good Luck!
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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Thanks! I will definitely check that out. I saw the GKN kits on eBay as well. Even though they are selling 2 kits per purchase with free shipping, it still comes out to roughly double the cost of the other ones I linked to. I just wanted to make sure that this isn't one of those instances where you definitely want to stick with OEM.

Thanks again for the ******************************** tip. I will be checking out your writeup as well!
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:27 PM   #4
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$45.10 shipped from ********************************! And, GKN is the OEM manufacturer, right?
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #5
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$45.10 shipped from ********************************! And, GKN is the OEM manufacturer, right?
I don't know the answer to that, maybe someone else does. The GKN kits I used had the boot, both bands, the flat metal CV end cover, and a package of grease, just like the picture shows on ********************************. The stuff looked and fit just like OEM, except for the rip in the OEM stuff.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:05 AM   #6
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That's good to know! I just assumed that the GKN parts were OEM since the eBay listing with the GKN kits states "New Original Equipment Manufacture Parts. Not a reproduction or aftermarket", and the brand on the eBay listing is listed as "Loebro/GKN".

The only thing that concerns me about the ******************************** kit is that the CV end cover shown in the picture looks different from the pictures I've seen of the OEM part and the pictures on the eBay listings.

Maybe ******************************** just used a generic picture of the kit not specific to the Boxster. Can you confirm what your GKN CV end cover looked like?
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:03 AM   #7
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All is good. I just received my package from ******************************** with the GKN kits, and everything included appears to be OEM.

For those who find this thread in the future, disregard the picture shown on the ******************************** website. It's just a generic picture for these kits and not specific to the Boxster kits you will receive.

I ended up paying $42.93 for 4 kits, and the turnaround time to receive them was only 2 days!
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:20 PM   #8
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Last I knew Loebro was the oem manufacture.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:18 AM   #9
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The kits came in "Löbro" boxes with "made in Germany" stickers. Is this the same as Loebro? There is also a sticker on each of the boxes for "GKN" as the supplier.

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Old 11-17-2008, 08:57 PM   #10
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http://www.pca.org/tech/tech_qa_question.asp?id={8509F0B7-4F22-4C23-8DD5-E60A46108309}

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:51 AM   #11
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Ah, so GKN = Loebro... that's good to know. It looks like they change the spelling from Löbro to Loebro when not using the umlaut.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:54 AM   #12
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Here's the logo that comes on the CV Boot Kit box:
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Re: Transfer Cases

automotion is a good place to get http://www.99parts.com , but for the lowest prices I would try ebay


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