Re: Snapper RER's - Need to replace boots - what else?
Thanks for the input. If you search "7075115 boot" on eBay you'll see what I'm talking about. It appears that while initially the boots were different to account for the different lengths (and even color-coded to further help with the difference), now there's just one boot length from Snapper/Briggs that flexes enough to work for either side. But the after-market still makes the boots "handed", with a short and long one.
The Snapper replacement boots claim to be "better", using thicker rubber, but I wonder if that's actually true. I bet they're made in China just like the after-market boots. Plus, you would think having the boots differing (i.e. correct) lengths would put less stress on them.
At this point however, these two reviews have me favoring the factory boots...
May 16, 2016
Good Original Parts!
When rebuilding your Snapper transmission and you need to replace the boots, DO NOT use anything but original OEM Boots. Otherwise you will just have to do the job over again with OEM. Aftermarket may save some money, but the quality isn't there. Aftermarket is plastic where OEM is more rubber.
Dec 04, 2017
Great boots !!
If you have a Snapper go with these originals! The aftermarket gray ones just do not last.,