That's why I recommended replacing the rag joint as an assembly with the correct GM part instead of "cobbling" it together with a "repair kit". The (Chinese) carcass element only has four layers of reinforcement, and the correct one has seven. Do you really want a "cobbled" joint in the only connection between you and the front wheels? :eyerole
Unfortunately, I had already ordered the kit on the 17th, the day before you posted that recommendation. But the kit seems like decent quality. It's just a matter of me getting this thing apart and which size pieces go back in. Does anyone know?