4" Lift and CV Joint Boots

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4" Lift and CV Joint Boots

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Has anyone had issues with the boots on the front axles wearing out prematurely after installing a lift kit?
I had new axles and boots installed during the summer and now the driver side boot is loose. I put bigger
tires on after the lift so it doesn't seem like the axles are at much of a different (if all) angle than before.
Thoughts?
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Re: 4" Lift and CV Joint Boots

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Nope. Mine are in perfect shape, and I'm pretty sure they're original (~280,000km)

Tire size doesn't affect axle angle, just torsion bar tension and weight.

Maybe the boots weren't put on tightly enough?

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I never had any trouble either and had 50 or 60 thousand miles on mine.
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Had my boots pop off. Took band clamps and reinstalled boots now there ok
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Re: 4" Lift and CV Joint Boots

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Thanks all for the responses. I'll probably just wait til warmer weather and put em back on myself.
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