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I've recently broken one of my own rules and had KYB front dampers fitted (as opposed to OEM). For some reason, the rubber bush around the lower bolt-tube just won't stay central - it keeps twisting round. Has anyone else had this? I'm pretty sure the originals didn't have this problem. I'm now on my second pair (the first having been replaced under warranty). I'm just not happy about this!

To make matters even worse, I have a small split in the O/S/F lower balljoint gaiter, on the inside at the top. Looks to be fairly recent. Hopefully no water will have got in there yet. Is this a common fault, and is it possible to replace the gaiter without too much hassle/expense?

Thoughts please... :unsure:

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I've recently broken one of my own rules and had KYB front dampers fitted (as opposed to OEM). For some reason, the rubber bush around the lower bolt-tube just won't stay central - it keeps twisting round. Has anyone else had this? I'm pretty sure the originals didn't have this problem. I'm now on my second pair (the first having been replaced under warranty). I'm just not happy about this!

To make matters even worse, I have a small split in the O/S/F lower balljoint gaiter, on the inside at the top. Looks to be fairly recent. Hopefully no water will have got in there yet. Is this a common fault, and is it possible to replace the gaiter without too much hassle/expense?

Thoughts please... :unsure:

For the ball joint rubber clean it with a bit of carb or brake cleaner & super glue it.

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