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OnE.8T
11-19-2004, 08:11 PM
change the front cv boots? i think that's what it's called. it's the rubber boot behind the brake discs.

bOOOOstedAudi
11-19-2004, 08:40 PM
250 with everything

bOOOOstedAudi
11-19-2004, 08:41 PM
best bet get the part off ebay and have someone do it. i here its not th funnest job cause you have to almost take out the whole axel

sighpost
11-19-2004, 08:43 PM
WHATTT!!! Dude it costs $25 per boot. Buy the kit from ECS tunning and it only takes about an hour to do it. Go to AW for the write up

OnE.8T
11-20-2004, 12:40 PM
thanks guys

OnE.8T
11-20-2004, 12:46 PM
i'm on the ecstuning website and which one do i need? the front outer? and in the pic it only shows one. does this mean i need to buy two? thanks for help again folks

sighpost
11-20-2004, 09:20 PM
Ya buy 2. Make sure you get the right one for your car. Different kit for 97-99 and 99+

OnE.8T
11-20-2004, 11:35 PM
thanks a lot sigh really appreciate it

OnE.8T
11-21-2004, 09:44 PM
wait i'm kinda of confused. both descriptions for the outer cv boot kits say "basically 98 & on". what does that mean? i have a 1999 (the one that came with 2 piece headlights stock). so which one do i get? the $17 or the $19 one?

oface
11-22-2004, 01:32 AM
You want the "outer cv boot kit". the one for 98 on. If your CV joint is clicking you might want to think about buying the whole joint/axel. Which you can get rebuilt ones for pretty cheap, as far as audi parts go. I waited for the clicking noise and replaced mine last summer for about 175 or so, new ones are over 450.

sighpost
11-22-2004, 12:40 PM
ya you want the $17.95 (2 of them)

cbass
11-22-2004, 02:08 PM
If you do end up needing to replace the cv joint also, remanufactured ones will wear out much faster than new ones. OEM parts are way to expensive though. I would suggest going with these guys www.raxles.com I am pretty sure they have axles for the A4, and they use all new axles (the only company to do that besides the factory) and they use heavy duty cv joint parts along with Amsoil products to build them. They are very good.

OnE.8T
11-22-2004, 04:44 PM
well there's no noise yet but when i went to change my oil and my cousin's shop he noticed the boots were no good anymore. so i think i'm good with the axle and i just need the boots.

sighpost
11-22-2004, 07:16 PM
You are probably right. I just did my suspension upgrade at 80K, 2 weeks ago. No noise but the front outter boots are torn.

OnE.8T
11-23-2004, 01:58 AM
kew that's good to know. our cars are so delicate that one thing always leads to another. so i'mma change the boots now before this problem gets worst