I bought #7248 last year and, after repairing a dozen of shade tree mechanic issues with the engine (wrong carb base flange gasket sucking in exhaust gas, clogged primary inlet fuel filter, 2v instead of 4v header gaskets, totally wrong ignition advance, bad engine wiring harness, two corroded spark plug wires), I am looking for some help with ball joint boots. Both front upper boots are torn and I want to replace them with universal Polyurethane ones as they are much more durable than stock rubber and you don't need retaining split rings.

Does anyone know what the sizes at the largest taper (diameter of the pin where the top of the dust boot will sit) and at the top of the socket (diameter of the base where the bottom of the dust boot will sit on the base) of the Pantera balljoints are?

Thank you in advance!

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Lots of prior discussion on this, the search function is your friend;

Suitable replacements are made by Energy Suspension. They are sturdier to 
the originals and have held up well for years on my car. The part numbers 
for the larger ball joints ( upper rear & upper and lower front) are 
9-13119. I have found that if I trim ~ 1/8" around the base I get a better 
fit. For the smaller tie rod boots, use part #9-13101. The 1/8th" trim 
applies here also.

Original style boots are also available from vendors

Excellent! Thank you very much Jerry! This helps a lot.

According to your measurement it is 18 x 42-43 (subtracting estimated boot thickness).

Joules, I searched the Forum, of course ;-) , and found the information regarding Energy Suspension boots.

Dimensions for #9-13119:


  • Largest Dia. Taper 0.65 in./16.6mm
  • Socket Top Dia. 1 5/8 in./41.3mm

Dimensions for #9-13101 are:


  • Largest Dia. Taper 0.59 in./15mm
  • Socket Top Dia. 1 3/8 in./35mm


As I am located in Germany I wondered if i could source dust boots in Europe. Shipping from the US costs more than often 4 times the product price.


Summit Racing Sparks store is not far from me, if you can't source what you want I can get them repackage in a small box and ship to you, local sales do incur 7.75% sales tax.

They are for sale cheap into Europa by the car parts shops .

Dry out dust boots are not allowed by the TUV (MOT) and must replaced by fresh boots.

Every car parts shop have them in stock.


Thank you Joules. This is very kind of you. I appreciate that very much!

I checked again and Rockauto.com is selling Energy Suspension boots. They ship  via FedEx for 10 Euros to Germany, which is a fair price.


Thank you Simon, problem is, Pantera ball joints are dimensionally unusually huge (18x42).  and I could not find them here, except for Ferrari 308 boots, which are, well, totally overpriced...

Happy to hear from you if you know a replacement part and where to order in Europe.


Google  , Polyboots dust boots , their website have a lot of variations.

whit the dimensions you already get they are easy to order.

shipping from Bulgarian .


"Great minds think alike" ;-)

I asked them and this was the answer:


 The closest we have is 16x40x27 mm (the attached sheme).'

Do you think this will fit? Height of the boot seems a little bit high. 16-40-27-1




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when you mount them they are pressed inn .

For the rear upper A arm I use them whit the steel ring .


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I want to confirm that the Polyboot ball joint boots are a perfect fit. I ordered 16x40x27. These boots do not show in the online catalog, but you can order via email. Just send them a quick note.

Boots come in two different qualities: black for softer, yellow for even more durable. They are made out of Polyurethan, not rubber.




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