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    Default DS Triax boots and strapping

    Hello, anyone tried the CV boot straps that use a pair of pliers to tighten?

    Like this

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/C-V-Univer...sAAOSw-itXtIKQ

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    To improve access, I was thinking of this

    Lisle Corporation 30600 CV Boot Clamp Pliers | eBay

    I hadn't invested in Ligarex, instead I'd bought a Sealey copy (mistake). It uses a tool like a pair of scissors with three handles, damn fiddly and not enough space. I used about 20 feet of strapping before getting them tight enough and strung together quite a few swear words in the process.

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    Peter
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    With the cost of the special pliers, this seems an expensive way to go? At least with the Ligarex kit you can use the strapping on other jobs on the car.

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    The pliers work with any 'eared' clip and the banding is available in smaller sizes. The pliers are available in the UK for about £40 all in. A Ligarex kit is £100 odd these days.
    I'll measure around the Triax joint tomorrow, maybe too big anyway
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    I just use a really large jubilee clamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    The pliers work with any 'eared' clip and the banding is available in smaller sizes. The pliers are available in the UK for about £40 all in. A Ligarex kit is £100 odd these days.
    I'll measure around the Triax joint tomorrow, maybe too big anyway
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    Large jubilee clip works well, is easy to do up and undo, and can be re used. Its a lot easier to fit than Ligarex in this application.

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    You really want to use Ligarex on the small end of the rear suspension boot as it turns back on itself. Elsewhere it's not as important.

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    For what its' worth, according to my personal notes, the Triaxe boot requires a 5-1/4 inch diameter clamp. I use McMaster 5574K27 Smooth-band Worm-drive Hose Clamp, 4-3/4" To 5-1/2. On the first installation, you have to form the clamp around the triangle a bit. Orient the drive as close to the middle of the flat as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badabec View Post
    The pliers work with any 'eared' clip and the banding is available in smaller sizes. The pliers are available in the UK for about £40 all in. A Ligarex kit is £100 odd these days.
    Bloody hell! Just looked at the price of Ligarex these days! You can pay significantly more than £100. I think I paid about £35 for the full kit (pliers, buckle and dispenser) from Pleiades back in the day.

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    Hello, I've taken all your advice, have stopped over thinking the problem and have bought some giant Jubilee clips. I've gone for the quick release versions like this

    Browse our Quick Release Straps range

    I know I want to get a Ligarex kit, it is about number 42 in my top ten list of things to buy.

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