I finally received the correct side driveshaft the other day and put everything back together. I struggled for over an hour trying to slip the boot over the collar and I think I may ordered or received the wrong boot. Or it could just be a poor fitting bad quality reproduction. I cleared out my old emails so I can't go back to find out which part I ordered. I also threw the old boot away because it was chewed up so it's at the bottom of the Hawkins County landfill. I looked at the other side and that boot looks a bit larger. I *think* there are only two style outer boots. One fits just the hinge joint models and the other one fits the CV joint models (600 and 1.1) from 1984 and up. This boot appears that it would fit if I could slip it over the collar, but it's so tight, it keeps wanted to slip off. I've had the driveshafts off the car more than once and the older outer boot was no problem at all to get on and off. I figured it was just worn. I sent Phil an email to see if he can tell me if this is the wrong boot. He's a whiz when it comes to these cars. So I'll know for sure when he replies. I've got three options: 1) Order another boot from a different supplier. Once again shipping using DHL is very expensive and slow. 2) Disconnect the driveshaft and use a CV joint boot stretching tool and leave it in place for a couple of days so it conforms. 3) Measure the OD of the collar and cut a piece of wood out the slightly larger, insert it into the boot and try to make it conform. Heat it up with a hair dryer prior to make it more pliable. 4) Find a good used one here in the United States. 5) Goto NAPA and bug the crap out of those guys looking for a boot from another model that might fit. Any of you guys ever installed a new outer hinge joint boot and struggled to get this thing on? Its shouldn't be this hard. LDM has a much better English version of their page and unlike the others they actually tell you what year of the model the part goes on so I looked to see what they had. I may in fact have the correct part. When I got this boot they only send me one band with it. If it was the CV joint version, it would have two bands with it. If you look at these photos, there is clearly a difference between the hinge and CV joint type boots. Hinge joint type: https://www.ldm-tuning.de/en/artikel-6297.htm CV joint type: https://www.ldm-tuning.de/en/artikel-7512.htm The boot I recieved looks nothing like the CV joint type. So why is it so hard to stretch this thing over the collar?