[tcb] Re: Shocking!

Empi is just plain wimpy.

On May 3, 2011, at 2:21 PM, "w.wood" <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> No, on a bay you have to pull off the whole CV (all the bolts), take the axle 
> off, remove the clips, the CV Joints.. Get Greasy..
> 
> OTOH the Split boots for the swing axles usually are crap too and last about 
> two weeks in normal use.  In general all the the aftermarket boots are just 
> crap, swing or CV.  if you can find original VW OE parts, use them not the 
> "Empi" stuff for sure.
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Julie <julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I didn't think there was such a thing as replacement CV boots that are split 
> for a Bay. If i reuse the joints I will need to clean the sand and gravel out 
> and I'm sure I will find a blackened ball bearing or ugly marks and those 
> sorts of things and I will frett about them and buy new ones and then I will 
> put it all back together and be upset when two years from now my boots are 
> ripped again.  Ugh!  Am I crazy to think that they should last more than 
> 50,000 miles?
> 
> 
> 
> On May 3, 2011, at 9:23 AM, theresabuckner@xxxxxxx wrote:
> 
>>   Julie       Most of the new boots that I have seen do not last .  It is 
>> still easier to use the  " replacement boots " split ones  than to pull CVs  
>>    buy extra  boots      On your shocks , if you were a postal employee you 
>> would find a old shock & remove the rubber gromet & use it         terry
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Julie <julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx>
>> To: tcb <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Tue, May 3, 2011 8:47 am
>> Subject: [tcb] Shocking!
>> 
>> My '71 started making a new noise the other day.  Upon further investigation 
>> I 
>> see that one of my rear shocks is loose.  The nuts and bolts are in place 
>> but I 
>> can move it side to side.  Shouldn't there be a rubbery bit that holds it 
>> more 
>> securely to the bolt? (Any danger if I keep driving it this way for a few 
>> more 
>> days, I don't think the shock will fall off?)
>> 
>> So if I should just replace the shocks, I should replace the gosh dang 
>> blasted 
>> cv boots.  Ugh!  They were all replaced  like three years ago, the new ones 
>> all 
>> fell apart within a year (just bought whatever ones they had at Austin 
>> VeeDub). 
>> Then two years ago replaced them with Danish made ones they sell at 
>> Wolfsburg 
>> West and now they are falling apart!  And if I put new shocks on they will 
>> just 
>> be covered with goopy grease in no time.
>> 
>> It is easy to buy those already put together cheapy cv axles/joints/boot 
>> things 
>> and just put them on but people tell me they are junk - use the old cv 
>> joints if 
>> they are in good enough shape.  But heck at the rate of replacing them every 
>> couple of years, maybe I should just go ahead and buy a case of them!
>> 
>> What grease should I be filling these joints with?  Maybe I use the rubber 
>> boot 
>> eating grease?
>> 
>> So what shocks should I get?
>> 
>> Should I buy those complete CV axles thingies? Or are they junk?
>> 
>> What kind of grease should I use in the CVs?
>> 
>> Can I do any care to the outside of the CV boots to help keep them from 
>> falling 
>> apart so often?  Like caress them with Lubridem or Armor All?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
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