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Old June 7th, 2011, 09:53 AM
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Swivel gaiter kit $50

As I was madly packing to leave the UK, I realized I had a couple swivel gaiter kits I forgot to load in my truck, so I stuffed 'em in my suitcase.

I have an extra because I didn't grasp that each kit was a pair of gaiters, so I ordered two. Apparently my reading comprehension scores are dropping as I age.

These are the split boot style that can be installed without pulling the swivel off the axle. I paid about 34/$55 for each kit, but I tossed the box to save room in my suitcase, so $50 + postage will take it.

To quote LR Series --

Applicable Models:
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Discovery
Range Rover Classic
Product Description:
Swivel housing gaiter kit.
- Bond in place under existing flange
- Completely seals against dust, water and grit
- Moulded in high performance neoprene rubber
- Kit includes 2x gaiters, metal straps, bonding agent, gloves and full instructions
- No special tools required
- Proven tongue and groove for easy assembly


I have not installed one of these kits, and may not ever, so I can't comment on the "easy assembly". I think these would be most valuable if you drive in dry, dusty or sandy conditions, as they'd keep the grit off. If you drive in a lot of water, the swivels tend to get washed clean in the process.

Full disclosure -- I was advised against using these by a few people in the UK, as they said they would trap water (despite the mfr's claim that they seal out water) and lead to rusty balls. No one who told me this had actually used gaiters, but in the UK climate rusty balls are a common problem, so as you can imagine they are sensitive about the issue.

The picture is of the Series version because that's what Sh*tpart has on their website, but it's the same basic setup on the coiler ones. The old school Series version is leather, which perhaps tells you something about people who drive Series...

I'll be in the Edison NJ area until about 17 June, then the plan is to drive west to Oregon, so I can post from here, or if you're further west I can wait and mail it from somewhere closer to save you some coin.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:13 AM
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God forbid we get rusty balls.


Are you coming to the meet up in Weehawken on Saturday night? It is about 30 miles to the north...
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Are you coming to the meet up in Weehawken on Saturday night? It is about 30 miles to the north...

Would be fun, but not sure what my mobility will be. The 110 is getting the USCBP intensive inspection anal probe right now. Once that fun is over, hopefully it gets released to Doug and I can collect it.
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Not to further hijack, but I could always pick you up if you'll be in Edison. Tony, post over in the NYC meetup thread.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Would be fun, but not sure what my mobility will be. The 110 is getting the USCBP intensive inspection anal probe right now. Once that fun is over, hopefully it gets released to Doug and I can collect it.

the hardest test my truck had was the agricultural inspection..... good luck.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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the hardest test my truck had was the agricultural inspection..... good luck.
Well, I can't imagine anything more agricultural than a diesel LR, so I would expect to pass that one with flying colors!

I have the truck loaded to the roof with most everything I own (divorce is such a cleansing experience), so I'm sure the 20-odd boxes on the manifest attracted Customs attention.

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Not to further hijack, but I could always pick you up if you'll be in Edison. Tony, post over in the NYC meetup thread.
I might take you up on the offer, Josh.
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or you can take the train from Edison to Hoboken, then somebody will pick you up...
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Bumpity to overcome hijacking my own for sale post...
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