can you buy just the ball joint "boots".
I noticed the ones on my getz are split.
The joints them selves are good.
Dont want grit getting in to them.
( There probably a pain to remove them from the knuckles?).
Apparently it's easier to put the steel cable tie around your neck and kill yourself than it is to change the boots I think most recommend to just replace whole um drive train stick thing. Doesn't cost too much for those new on ebay IMO