Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Exceptionally careful attitude is required for the vehicle's constant velocity joint (CV joint). This expensive part can jam while driving if there is an abrasive mixture inside instead of lubricant. The boot provides reliable protection against dust and moisture. It is made of durable and flexible rubber, polyurethane or silicone. Today the Russian market offers a wide range of industrial rubber parts from different manufacturers. Recommendations of our experts will help you choose the best combination of price and quality.
How to choose a CV joint boot
The device of the CV joint boot. Since the CV joint constantly rotates during movement, the boot is positioned in such a way that, after fixing, it will repeat all the movements of the driving unit. When the steering wheel is turned, the boot deforms, which leads to the formation of cracks. That is why the part has a tapered corrugated shape. To mount the boot, clamping clamps are used, usually a special grease for the CV joint is included in the kit.
Geometric dimensions. It is quite simple to select a boot for any CV joint, especially if the unit is removed from the car. It is enough to measure the inner and outer diameters as well as the length of the assembly in order to select the suitable protective element. But usually it is enough to name the brand and model of the car, year of manufacture, body type and some other data in a car shop to make the right choice.
The subtleties of choice. Before you pay for the CV joint boot, you must perform a thorough inspection of the proposed part.
- First of all, experts advise checking the completeness of the boot. Together with the rubber element, the package must contain clamps (2 pcs) and grease.
- The boot should be taken in hand and turned out one of the folds. The material should not change color at the bend. The appearance of microcracks is also not allowed.
- The rubber itself must be elastic and resilient. High rigidity indicates poor material quality.
We have selected the 6 best manufacturers of CV joint boots for review. Their products are widely represented on the Russian market. When compiling the rating, the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of domestic motorists were taken into account.
Rating of the best manufacturers of CV joint anthers
|Rating of the best manufacturers of CV joint anthers||1||MARUICHI||5.0|
The Japanese company MARUICHI is considered the world leader in the field of rubber products for cars. The SHRUS anthers have won the confidence of Russian motorists due to their high frost resistance. Rubber retains its elasticity even at -50 ° C. At the same time, the anthers withstand the most severe operating conditions. Experts note the compliance of products with the requirements of world standards. That is why the brand's products are supplied to the conveyors of the Japanese car factories Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, etc. For the development of a unique rubber recipe, the manufacturer receives the laurels of the winner of our rating.
Motorists in reviews praise MARUICHI anthers for reliability and durability. The presence of a molybdenum grease in the kit is especially noted.
- high quality;
- frost resistance;
- unique rubber composition;
- molybdenum grease included.
- not found.
The products of the German company GKN are not inferior to the leader of our rating in durability. This manufacturer is known in Russia, first of all, for reliable CV joints, which are supplied under the Lobro trademark. In the company's catalog you can find accessories not only for passenger cars, but for special equipment and helicopters. The main part of the anthers (up to 75%) is delivered directly to the factory conveyors of the famous auto giants General Motors, Toyota, BMW, Ford, Ferrari. Experts explain this fact by the high quality of German spare parts. For ease of use and durability, the brand won the silver rating.
Car owners appreciated the reliability and durability of the GKN anthers, the presence of grease and fasteners in the kit. The users did not like the clamping clamps, the high price, and also the hard rubber.
- German quality;
- rich assortment;
- rich equipment.
- high price.
The largest international concern that produces auto parts is Herth + Buss Jakoparts. Until 2006, the manufacturer supplied its products to the world market under the Jakoparts or Nipparts trademarks. The concern's products are supplied for vehicles of European and Asian origin. In total, the catalog contains up to 18.5 thousand items. In addition to anthers, seals, filter elements, the manufacturer also implements such complex assemblies as bearings, sensors, parts for the steering mechanism and brake system. The experts gave the brand the third place in our rating.
Not all Russian motorists have heard of Jakoparts anthers. So far, the few reviews are positive.
- wide range of spare parts;
- good quality;
- acceptable price.
- a modest choice in Russian stores.
The well-known Swedish company SKF has many production sites around the world. The quality of all products remains invariably high. The manufacturer managed to achieve stability in work due to advanced equipment and highly qualified personnel. Experts note the company's anxious concern for its reputation. Therefore, only high-quality auto components leave the conveyors. Along with CV joints, anthers, seals, the catalog contains water pumps, timing belt tensioners, bearings, etc.
Motorists liked the design of the clamping clamps that come with the CV joint boot. They do not damage the rubber, extending its service life. The disadvantages include a large number of fakes on the Russian market.
- modern equipment;
- qualified personnel;
- a wide range of;
- a lot of fakes.
In 1972, rubber-metal products of the Thai company RBI appeared on the auto parts market. The manufacturer uses only natural rubber for the production of rubber, which is rich in South Thailand. Thanks to the addition of special ingredients, the manufacturer managed to bring the rubber's frost resistance to -30 ° C. At the same time, the high elasticity of the anthers remains. The proximity to the raw material base had a favorable effect on the price of the products, which, combined with good quality, became the reason for the high popularity.
When the brand was included in our ranking, the experts took into account the level of research activity of the Asian manufacturer. About 15% of the profit is spent on scientific research and subsequent modernization of production. The company should work only on quality.
- rich assortment;
- low prices;
- frost resistance;
- own developments.
- there are quality claims.
The Asva brand unites 10 large Chinese enterprises. To compete on an equal footing with world leaders, the company from the Middle Kingdom had to work hard on product quality. The manufacturer managed to successfully cope with this task, as evidenced by the certificates ISO 9000, ISO 9001 and NAMI ROSS RU.0001.11MT14. Considering the richest assortment of manufactured products, Asva is becoming a serious player in the global market. Moreover, the products are sold at low prices. The experts included the brand in the TOP-6 of our rating for the resistance of rubber to the formation of cracks in the anthers.
Judging by the reviews of motorists, the Chinese company has not yet been able to completely exclude marriage from entering the distribution network. The disadvantages also include a limited working resource.
- low price;
- rich assortment;
- good quality;
- full set.
- marriage occurs;
- short service life.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.