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380/450 Ball joint boots
11-24-2015, 13:00 (This post was last modified: 11-25-2015 18:09 by dentmac.)
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380/450 Ball joint boots
Anyone used these? Lower or upper? Click on "See if this part fits a specific vehicle" (try 2006 Bluebird and look at models)

Possible boots IFS

Ross MacKillop
Wiarton Ontario
2006 450 Lxi
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11-25-2015, 17:57
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RE: 380/450 Ball joint boots
Ross, it said that it does not fit my M380? Does it fit your M450?

Jim Doel
Perth, Ontario
2007 M380
Stainless Steel
w/26' Featherlight trailer
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11-25-2015, 18:14
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RE: 380/450 Ball joint boots
It is listed as fitting 2006 BB 380 and 450.
Apparently it was found and used by Redland RV in Redlands, CA. for a 380.
The 380 and 450 IFS are exactly the same. I would expect it to be for the lower as they go most often (often due to heat), but would like to hear from someone who has done it. (Or can go and speak to Redlands) Under $20 !

Ross MacKillop
Wiarton Ontario
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11-26-2015, 09:29
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RE: 380/450 Ball joint boots
Thanks Ross, I may just try them as I have 2 iffy boots

Jim Doel
Perth, Ontario
2007 M380
Stainless Steel
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11-26-2015, 10:33
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RE: 380/450 Ball joint boots
FYI,
If you install a new boot consider a heat shield.
A few suspensions had a heat shield for the boot. Ed and I made one up from aluminum. Glued it to the A frame. Not fancy , but still there after 2 years. Sorry, poor pix. Looking for a better one and a sketch.


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Ross MacKillop
Wiarton Ontario
2006 450 Lxi
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11-27-2015, 22:07
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RE: 380/450 Ball joint boots
Ross and others:

Redlands RV, Calif installed (4) of these boots on my M380 ball joints, last April. Also installed Zerk fittings for future maintenance. I supplied the split boots obtained from Dupree Products..... Redlands was unable to get a successful install... so they researched an alternate.

Not sure of the application, Redlands said they fit Volkswagen.... do not know.

Boots are doing fine....

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Ed Arnold
Huntington Beach, Ca
2004 M380
1994 PT 40 SOLD
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11-29-2015, 16:16
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RE: 380/450 Ball joint boots
As I understand it, the boots from Dupree Products were made by Blue Birder Ryan Saari and have been very successful. However, they are only for the lower ball joints. Currently Ryan is working on a mold for the upper boot which I think is much larger. Next time I see him in church I'll ask when he thinks upper boots will be available.

Ron & Dorinda Rueckwald
2000 LXi, Single Slide
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Winter in St. Petersburg, FL
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