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#2427387 - 01/01/18 05:52 PM dust boot for lower ball joint
mickm Offline
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I mangled one taking the ball joints off, moog ball joints.

I've been looking at http://www.suspension.com/universal-dust-boots.asp, and I can't find anything that matches.

Does anyone know where to get these boots? I really don't want to buy a whole new ball joint just for a dust boot.
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#2427397 - 01/01/18 06:09 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Ball joint PN?

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Replacement-Screw-In-Ball-Joint-Dust-Boot-Mustang-II-K772-Application,100099.html

fits upper

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#2427479 - 01/01/18 08:48 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Roseville Moparts has a boot seal pkg.listed for $39

http://www.rosevillemoparts.com/product_...roducts_id/7877

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#2427485 - 01/01/18 09:04 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Some act as merely umbrellas and do not retain the grease like the OEM boots that snap into a machined recess in the ball joint.
Make sure you are buying what you want.

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#2427603 - 01/02/18 01:33 AM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: DUSTER_340]
mickm Offline
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Originally Posted By DUSTER_340
Roseville Moparts has a boot seal pkg.listed for $39

http://www.rosevillemoparts.com/product_...roducts_id/7877



Nice! I'll call them and see if this will fit the parts I have. will be nice to have spares as well!
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#2427648 - 01/02/18 08:37 AM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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#2427765 - 01/02/18 12:19 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: DUSTER_340]
mickm Offline
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Originally Posted By DUSTER_340
Roseville Moparts has a boot seal pkg.listed for $39

http://www.rosevillemoparts.com/product_...roducts_id/7877



unfortunately, they are back ordered and don't know when they will be in. Mancini apparently has a kit, $99. Still looking...
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#2427766 - 01/02/18 12:19 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: solarguy]
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Originally Posted By solarguy


These aren't the correct dimensions from what I can see. I looked at the Heidts website, and they don't even list Chrysler in the product list.


Edited by mickm (01/02/18 12:25 PM)
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#2427778 - 01/02/18 12:44 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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#2427781 - 01/02/18 12:46 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Have you checked the Dorman help section of the local parts store. They do have a selection of replacement boots and you might find what you need.

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#2427796 - 01/02/18 01:08 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: stumpy]
mickm Offline
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Originally Posted By stumpy
Have you checked the Dorman help section of the local parts store. They do have a selection of replacement boots and you might find what you need.


I will give that a try, thanks!
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#2427867 - 01/02/18 03:12 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Wow, this is getting to be a bummer, and taking a lot of time.

A well stocked local store had nothing. I tried looking up Moog itself, hoping to talk with someone and see if I can get a boot, but I can't even find them on the web, only independent dealers selling moog.

I'm getting close to saying f*ck it, and just buying another.
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#2427883 - 01/02/18 03:33 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Well, I did get hold of someone at moog. He is sending me a dust boot, but it isn't the exact one that the ball joint comes with, so it's a shot in the dark. If it works, I'm done, but otherwise it's a new ball joint!
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#2427940 - 01/02/18 05:10 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Would an original fit? Frank Baldason has some of those.

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#2427957 - 01/02/18 05:57 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Something I've experienced with Moog dust boots the last few years is they don't last anymore. Within a year they are cracking and falling apart. And this is on cars that get 2,000 miles a year at most. Might want to consider urethane if you can find.
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#2427971 - 01/02/18 06:27 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: 71birdJ68]
mickm Offline
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Originally Posted By 71birdJ68
Would an original fit? Frank Baldason has some of those.


Yes, I just found them. Like Mancini, $100 for the kit. Probably wouldn't be bad to have spares around. Going to be $50 for a new ball joint, maybe I'll do this.


Edited by mickm (01/02/18 06:40 PM)
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#2428030 - 01/02/18 07:53 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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Mickm,

I was rummaging through a cabinet in my garage today and came across a bag of dust boots. From what I can remember I think I pulled these off Moog parts and used the poly ones I bought as a kit. I have 4 ea of three different sizes. The small ones I'm pretty sure are tie rod ends. The middle size has "Mount Inboard" with an arrow and #7177 (openings 1.5" x 3/4" - just like the two top ones in the Roseville picture). The larger ones just have #7031 and have a small squared notch on the small opening (openings 1.75" x 3/4"). If you think one of these will work for you then I can drop them in the mail.

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#2428050 - 01/02/18 08:43 PM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: 68jim]
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Good luck! Often a replacement ball joint will have the generic umbrella type also. I use that, or a generic umbrella cover from the help section or a poly boot and grease each oil change.

If you find something better please post it.

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#2428144 - 01/03/18 12:02 AM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: 68jim]
mickm Offline
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Originally Posted By 68jim
Mickm,

I was rummaging through a cabinet in my garage today and came across a bag of dust boots. From what I can remember I think I pulled these off Moog parts and used the poly ones I bought as a kit. I have 4 ea of three different sizes. The small ones I'm pretty sure are tie rod ends. The middle size has "Mount Inboard" with an arrow and #7177 (openings 1.5" x 3/4" - just like the two top ones in the Roseville picture). The larger ones just have #7031 and have a small squared notch on the small opening (openings 1.75" x 3/4"). If you think one of these will work for you then I can drop them in the mail.


Whoa! That's the one!!! I'll PM you!
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1 of 1 - only FK5 70 Road Runner that used to be a 383 auto now a 540 Hemi Six-Pak 4 spd in existence

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#2428151 - 01/03/18 12:17 AM Re: dust boot for lower ball joint [Re: mickm]
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It's your lucky day Mick.
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