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  1. #1
    Registered Member One Ring
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    Rubber vs Plastic CV Boot.

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    My 2001 A4 1.8T Quatro came with rubber cv boots. I just got a part from the dealer (4A0-498-203-C front outer boot) and it is made of plastic. Does anyone have an opinion on rubber vs plastic?

    Thanks.

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Must be a soft plastic that changes shape easily.

    I would have thought rubber was better but generally from the dealer is best, right?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Turbo_B5's Avatar
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    its fine i run them. you can get them for $16 under the REIN brand from rock auto. They just have the audi logos grinded off.
    EH F0UR 2001 A4 1.8TqM
    = K04 | SOUTHBEND | STERN | FORGE | TREADSTONE
    = ST | MEYLEHD | FCPEURO | 034 | AWE | AKMOTORSPORT | JHM
    = HERTZ | JVC | ALPINE
    2001 A4 1.8TqM
    2002 Golf TDI
    = VNT-17 | 11mm IP | DLC1019 | COLTCAM2 | SOUTHBEND
    = RL Ultimo |
    1997 A4 1.8TqM SPORT
    @Turbo_B5

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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    '99.5 A4 2.8QM
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    Toronto, ON

    Pretty much every manufacturer switched to plastic boots. They last longer but are more of a pain to install. Just get a quality pair of crimping pliers because they use steel crimp rings instead of aluminum, and they require a whoole lot more force.
    1999.5 A4 ex-2.8 now 1.8TQ 5 Speed Sport - ME7.5 ATW swap, Stern snub, H&R race springs on Bilstien Sports, S4 axle-back, 17" RS4 reps, A8 front BBK, Sport Leather, EFK, A6 Strut Brace, FSI coils
    2002 A6 4.2 6spd - beige on beige, totally stock and totally boring

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Cow View Post
    Pretty much every manufacturer switched to plastic boots. They last longer but are more of a pain to install. Just get a quality pair of crimping pliers because they use steel crimp rings instead of aluminum, and they require a whoole lot more force.
    Those clamps are b**tch to crimp. No breaker bar is enough for the crimp plier. I ended up using the help of a spring compressor.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings Turbo_B5's Avatar
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    Stupid hard to clamp those ******s. Ruined my cv cause it wasnít tight enough. Lol. If itís clicking best to not continue running it and drifting for a week. Running a hose clamp since I refilled it. Clicks pretty good in turns now.






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    EH F0UR 2001 A4 1.8TqM
    = K04 | SOUTHBEND | STERN | FORGE | TREADSTONE
    = ST | MEYLEHD | FCPEURO | 034 | AWE | AKMOTORSPORT | JHM
    = HERTZ | JVC | ALPINE
    2001 A4 1.8TqM
    2002 Golf TDI
    = VNT-17 | 11mm IP | DLC1019 | COLTCAM2 | SOUTHBEND
    = RL Ultimo |
    1997 A4 1.8TqM SPORT
    @Turbo_B5



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