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stretch cv boots CVS-11
nils - August 7th, 2010 at 08:23 PM

Quick thing that has sprung up over the few months - I found using the T4 cv joints race prepped that my cv boots were breaking up every few trips. What it turns out was happening, the axle was actually chewing out where the rubber boot is folded into the tin section of the boot. The stock T2 boot only allows for maybe 20 degrees of travel.

So here is a quick fix for this using toyota hilux IFS boots. As a bonus these are alot more flexible rubber and cost about half of the vw boot and alot more avalible 8)

Is a really simple thing really. cut the boot off the tin, grind the inside out of the tin (the bit the axle is hitting)
Weld a piece of 1/8 wire around the outside and make sure there are no sharp edges

Cut the bottom ring of the toyota boot, they appear to be generic boot used on more than one type of toyota and have three different locating rings stepping down in sizes. The second fits very nicely over the vw tin and the welded wire fits inside the locating ring.

The very bottom ribs of the new boot are quite tight on the cv bolts and may be a bit of a fiddle to get on now, but I think as a bonus this may help stop the bolts from working loose :?:

Sorry about the cell phone pixs by the way

happy motoring

helbus - August 7th, 2010 at 08:27 PM

Now there is something that makes sense. Great information there. Good on ya for letting us all in on this one.

pete wood - October 2nd, 2010 at 08:31 AM

awesome idea :yes:

Aussie Dubbin - June 22nd, 2011 at 08:27 PM

Does the smallest step fit type 1 Cvs? Has anyone tried this?

grumble - June 22nd, 2011 at 09:07 PM

The universal stretch cv boots fit much the same and are available in step sizes.

veedubberpaul58 - July 8th, 2011 at 09:30 AM

is there a toyota part number or should they know what it will be if i mention IFS

68AutoBug - July 8th, 2011 at 01:20 PM

I used that type on a Magna years ago..

but they cost MUCH more than a VW CV boot though...

they were top quality... maybe Repco??

I still have one here somewhere but can't find it at the moment

it had multi sizes both ends..


nils - July 12th, 2011 at 07:42 PM

Paul - Not sure if the boots are original toyota (seeing as they are multi fit) but will check part no. and brand on them for you.

autobug, they cost me 12 bucks a piece

Kombi Dad - November 5th, 2011 at 11:51 AM

My '82 Camper is raised to the height of a syncro. I have had some issues with standard boots being torn so tried the idea that was originally posted. I fitted universal stretch boots instead of the Toyota boots. On the first trip out I have three torn boots after 1,000 kms. Are the Toyota boots a better bet as I don't want to go back to standard height? Is there another option? I thought of lowering the gearbox as per a syncro.

nils - April 2nd, 2013 at 08:04 PM

Long time since i dusted this off. bought some new boots today, so finally have a part number

Kombi_Dad - April 29th, 2013 at 08:12 PM

Many thanks for that. I must get some. I have the metal bits made but didn't get the boots.


nils - July 24th, 2016 at 06:32 PM

I have been ask about this a lot in the last few months and as a result have looked into it again as there seems to be a HUGE amount of CV boot failures at present. The easiest way to get hold of these is though an aussie company called "STRETCH" their part number is CVS-11 and can be had for about $17ea direct from them. There are literaly 100's of these for sale on the internet for between $0.65 - $45 ea, the stretch branded ones are the only ones I can say for sure are the correct size, they also come with a 3year 60000Km warranty.

I have also been corrected in that they are not toyota boots at all but that they where sold to me as universal boots to fit a toyota. The title has been changed to reflect this.

If I can get hold of some old CV boot collars I will start making up a few kits, to suit T1,2 and 3 buses. I am also looking at finding fitting ones for the syncro front outer (as the plastic ones really are shocking!) and lastly I am measuring up to be able to offer them for beetles and type 3s as well.

68AutoBug - July 25th, 2016 at 12:38 PM

I bought a few years ago yellow colored VW CV joint boots made from polypropolene - no idea where I got them from. The black CV boots seem to crack very early and then I replace them... before they rip....
I also have major problems with ball joint boots ripping within a few hundred klms... so I've always got new ball joints....
Polyproplene boots for the ball joints would be great too...


Smiley - August 5th, 2016 at 05:36 PM

I'm glad this thread got revived.
I was just lying under my bus (as you do) and noticed that two of my boots have tiny tears in them and have started spraying the nasty stuff everywhere. I glued them up for now but I doubt that will last long.

Might look into making some of these, thanks for the info Nils.

Smiley :)

nils - August 6th, 2016 at 08:05 AM

No problem smiley,

BTW the bug has been sold and is headed back up to QLD near Matt Berry's place. So hurry up and finish yours so its got some friends to play with.

Smiley - August 6th, 2016 at 06:41 PM

Originally posted by nils
No problem smiley,

BTW the bug has been sold and is headed back up to QLD near Matt Berry's place. So hurry up and finish yours so its got some friends to play with.

Oh really!?

I'm sure you are sad to see it go. But it will be good if it has gone to a good owner.
Hopefully they use it lots and lots!

Smiley :)

kombibob - August 6th, 2016 at 09:28 PM

Im sure it will ;)

nils - August 7th, 2016 at 08:04 AM

Speak of the devil, hi bob

It was just time to let it go. don't get me wrong, hurts like hell. But it has been under a cover for 2 years now, and with travel and then kids planned for the next 5 years I can't see that changing. Good to free up alot of space and some cash. Bob just made it a very easy transaction and he seems like a good bloke. So its in good hands and I am sure I will see it again in its next incarnation.

Anyways, getting off track

bevelhead - October 12th, 2016 at 06:19 PM

Hi just thought some of you might be interested in these, i have the boots but have not fitted them yet so cant comment, and the cvs are a good price for lobro 944 joints