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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: 996 turbo top mounts and axle boot question Reply with quote

Hi All,

My 996 turbo needs a new front inner axle boot as it’s cracked and starting to lose grass. I’m looking to get it replaced but don’t really want to have to do a major suspension alignment as I’m collecting parts to do a major suspension refresh in the next few months. Can anyone confirm if changing the axle boot will require an alignment. My Indy want a flat rate £550 for this, which seems excessive to me.

I’m also going to pick up some new front top mounts for when I do the suspension refresh. I’ve read various posts aluding to 997 top mounts being a direct replacement at much lower cost. Can anyone confirm this? My car has standard suspension (not X74 or whatever) but I am planning to replace the dampers and springs with slightly lowered items or Coilovers.

Many thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If an axle boot is as CV boots, then AFAIK no alignment required. Or at least my indy didn't suggest it when they did mine.
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Mat59
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
If an axle boot is as CV boots, then AFAIK no alignment required. Or at least my indy didn't suggest it when they did mine.


That’s what I thought, and looking back through service history, another Indy did the other side CV boot and didn’t do an alignment afterwards. Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, absolutely no need for alignment if doing axle/cv boots. 550 for alignment is daylight robbery, not even porsche charge that much, Indy's usually charge in the 100 to 150 range
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he means £550 to replace the boot. Well I hope so!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

£550 seems steep. Is he just swapping the whole axle?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm, whoops. £550 was a typo. Meant £100ish. Wrong currency!

Think that charge is fair enough, just didn’t think a full alignment was required.

Can anyone advise on the top mounts?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mat59 wrote:
Erm, whoops. £550 was a typo. Meant £100ish. Wrong currency!

Think that charge is fair enough, just didn’t think a full alignment was required.

Can anyone advise on the top mounts?


Seems fine then!

Have a search on here re: top mounts, there is a slight difference in angle, a few run them on here, a few won't entertain the idea, I don't think anyones had any problems.
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