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Next best axle boots when best not available?

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Re: Next best axle boots when best not available?

Post by erikv11 »

If it's an aftermarket axle with a split boot then probably time to throw it away. Much better axles at the junkyard if you can find one.
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 293k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'07 XC70, 170k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 130k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k
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Re: Next best axle boots when best not available?

Post by JimBee »

I'm not sure, but I believe my 93 850 axles are OEM. They're good and beefy and they've stood up well, though like I said, I don't put a lot of miles on that car. I recall replacing both outer boots around 2010-11. One still looks good. Saturday weather outlook: sunny and 50. We'll see :D
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