GKN launches Flexboots
Sometimes an immediate solution is required: a driveshaft boot is defective and the mechanic does not have the appropriate vehicle specific replacement part at hand. In this situation, the mechanic can still obtain the reliable quality of GKN boots.
The driveline specialist has now added ten universal boots (FlexBoots) to its product portfolio. GKN FlexBoots are linked with the respective vehicle directly and currently cover 1,800 different applications. The programme will be extended in the future.
With respect of all the flexibility this will bring, GKN points out that FlexBoots will not fit as perfectly as Spidan and Lobro boots which are specifically developed for the respective joint.
They represent an alternative; they are not a copy of the original part. GKN FlexBoots can easily be installed using a mounting cone or a boot slider, saving time. The constant velocity joint does not have to be disassembled.
All new products can be viewed in TecDoc and can be purchased in kits containing one boot, two universal clamps and 80g of grease.