TeGGeR® and Rich Gray convince me that replacing worn CV boots alone is
better cost/effort than replacing the entire axle.
I've browsed and found several suppliers that sell a CV Boot "Kit" (boot,
fastening clamp/band, and grease). Price range is $12 - $16 per kit. The
whole front end is 4 kits (inner and outer boots, passenger and driver side)
for around $55.
I called my local dealer today, and was given a price of $39 per kit, for
total price close to $160.
Is the dealer part really worth 3 times as much?
I don't want to be penny-wise, pound-foolish, but I don't automatically
assume that dealer parts are that much different from other suppliers.
What is group's experience? Is there a recommended supplier?