Ball Joint & Tie Rod End Boots / Covers

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Made from the same high-quality compound as our CV and Steering rack boots the Ball Joint Covers are flexible and extremely hard-wearing.

The innovative design and shape ensure that the maximum number of ball joints are covered from only 4 sizes.

  • Profitable - minimal stock investment required
  • Superior stretch capabilities compared to natural and synthetic rubber boots
  • Resistant to oil & grease, abrasion, grit and extremes of temperature
  • Tear and impact resistant
  • Great for RWC, Pink Slips & DIY

Why replace Ball Joint or Tie Rod End dust boots?

Whilst some spare part distributors/suppliers would always advise the replacement of the full ball joint, if the cover is simply split or perished, in a lot of instances joint replacement isn’t either necessary or cost effective.

Replacing the cover is a simple job especially when using the Easifit tool.

Replacing the cover, instead of the full ball joint or tie/track rod end, means there is no need to check or adjusted the steering geometry saving both time and money.

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Perished boot needing replacing


CVS-11 CV Boot

Ball Joint Dust Cover (Mixed 8 Pack)

2 of each size of Ball Joint Dust Cover and 'O' rings, plus the Easifit installation tool

Pack contents:
2x #B1 Small dust cover
2x #B3 Medium dust cover
2x #B2 Large dust cover
2x #B4 X-Large dust cover
1x Easyfit tool

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CVS-22 CV Boot

Ball Joint Dust Cover (Mixed 40 Pack)

10 of each size of Ball Joint Dust Cover and 'O' rings, plus the Easifit installation tool

Pack contents:
10x #B1 Small dust cover
10x #B3 Medium dust cover
10x #B2 Large dust cover
10x #B4 X-Large dust cover
1x Easyfit tool

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STRETCHY Dust Cover (S)
(Small #B1)

Universal Ball Joint & Tie Rod End Dust Cover

Fits Ball joints measuring:
Shaft:     ø9-14mm
Ball:        ø23-32mm
Length:  24mm

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STRETCHY Dust Cover (M)
(Medium #B3)

Universal Ball Joint & Tie Rod End Dust Cover

Fits Ball joints measuring:
Shaft:     ø9-14mm
Ball:        ø28-40mm
Length:  26mm

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STRETCHY Dust Cover (L)
(Large #B2)

Universal Ball Joint & Tie Rod End Dust Cover

Fits Ball joints measuring:
Shaft:     ø11-17mm
Ball:        ø35-47mm
Length:  30mm

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STRETCHY Dust Cover (XL)
(X-Large #B4)

Universal Ball Joint & Tie Rod End Dust Cover

Fits Ball joints measuring:
Shaft:     ø17-24mm
Ball:        ø39-52mm
Length:  37mm

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When should I replace a Tie Rod End or Ball Joint Boot?

If you think it's time for new tie rod ends, or you have been told by a mechanic that the tie rod ends on your vehicle need to be replaced, you may be wondering about these components and what they do. Fortunately, we are here to explain this and tell you about the warning signs that your vehicle's tie rod ends and boots are in need of replacement.

The Purpose of Tie Rod Ends and Boots

Tie rods and tie rod end ball joints are what connect the steering rack to the steering knuckles so the turning input from the driver makes its way to the wheels. Tie rods thread onto the steering rack to also allow for steering alignment adjustments to be made. Ball joints are protected by rubber boots. It may only be necessary to replace a cracked or torn tie rod end ball joint boot instead of the entire joint. This is where we can save you time and money. However, let's take a closer look at some of the signs that your tie rod ends are beginning to fail.

Tie Rod Ends: Warning Signs

  • Your tie rod end or ball joint boots are split, perished, cracking or leaking grease.
  • Your mechanic has told you your tie rod or ball joint boots are not roadworthy.
  • Your tires are showing uneven wear patterns - If the wheel camber is not correct, you may notice that the inside or outside tread of your tires is wearing down more rapidly than the rest of the tire tread.
  • The steering feels loose - Do you notice a little disconnect between steering movement and how the wheels and tires react? This could be a warning sign of failing tie rod ends.
  • The tie rod fails - If you notice significant problems with steering, your vehicle will need service right away. It could be a sign of a broken tie rod.

So, take the initiative, inspect your boots today and replace them if required. Remember, tie rods and ball joints are just one part of your steering and suspension system. It's important to check, or have a professional examine, the other related components to ensure there are no additional issues that also need addressing.

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