Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Brad Roberts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alta Loma, CA
Posts: 1,334
The start of something bad :(

I read people complaining about noises in their suspension ALL the time. Here is a prime example of what causes noises in the suspension! Once a boot is torn on a toe link or a control arm ball joint.. you are asking for trouble. It will get water/dirt/crap inside the boot and wear the ball joint/tie rod end QUICKLY and cause noises and erratic handling behavior as the ball sockets start to wear.

PLEASE. Take 10min and INSPECT all the toe links and ball joints in the control arms. I'm amazed at what I have been seeing on 60K mi cars and up (see pics)








B

__________________
Engine Builds, Transmission Builds, Engine Conversions, Suspension Installs, Suspension Tuning, Driver Coaching, Data Acquisition, Video, SCCA/PCA/POC/NASA/GRAND AM/ALMS.
We have worked with amateur and professional drivers for over 26 years. In house machinist, In house fabrication. Our cars, our parts, our engines, our transmission's run nationwide at events every weekend. We work side by side with industry names developing parts.
Brad Roberts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 03:30 AM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,814
Good point. Thanks for those nice big arrows Brad---a lot of us might still be looking for the problem without them.

Seems like I read quite awhile ago (on this forum) that you can coat those boots with something that will help protect them and at least slow down their eventual degradation and failure.

Anybody else remember that? Snake oil or not?

Frodo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page