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Old 13th August 2013, 10:11 AM
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Done.
Feel free to write up some tutorials when it's past midnight!
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Old 13th August 2013, 10:45 AM
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If this is going to become a sticky, better correct the spelling howler in the title! For "axel" read "axle".
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Tannin... r u very particular???? Hmmmmm!
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Done.
Feel free to write up some tutorials when it's past midnight!
Lol
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Old 13th August 2013, 11:26 AM
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Ahhh ... thanks Taza. Much nicer.
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Old 16th November 2013, 11:56 PM
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I thought this might be a good place to put this.

I have heard people mention that if you have a lifted subie its a good idea to stretch the boot out a bit so that none of the adjacent ridges on the boot can touch each other which will make the boot last longer as they are not able to rub on each other

Well I did this on one side of my forester when I replaced both inner front boots and it turns out the boot I did this to has failed after 10k km where as the boot in the normal position is still fine. Could just be it was hit by something or just had a flaw in the boot but I would be interested to hear if anyone else has found stretching the boot out helps or not.
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Old 17th November 2013, 12:03 AM
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Gidday DM

It would seem to me that the boot would be more resistant to random road damage if it is scrunched up. When I have done them in, it has always been a small area of damage rather than a tear. With the boot scrunched up, it should be more flexible and present a smaller target.

Just some random thoughts on my part. I could well be quite wrong ... .
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My front CV boots are rubbing, the edges of the ribs are smooth...

Could you have stretched them too much? Remember that although one side is scrunched up, the other side is stretched.
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Old 18th November 2013, 06:05 PM
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I stretched them out only just enough that no adjacent ribs were touching at normal ride height. The upper side did not seem to be over stretched but it wasnt to far off.
Where it failed was very close to the smaller band so it might be that there was just to much tension in it.
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It will also be more stretched at full droop...
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Old 18th November 2013, 11:18 PM
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Yeah it would be but I think it would still have been alright. Might just have been the boot clamp damaged it when it was put on or something..

I think that due to my extra lift its just a bit hard to find an optimal point. I think when I fix it I will just have it so it rubs and be done with it.
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Old 19th November 2013, 07:38 AM
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My custom front driveshafts are still going strong after 5000km... Rear CV's are flogged out, clicking and vibrating through the whole car. Making a loud whining noise too due to being so flogged... The funny thing is that all the boots are original on the rear shafts too except for one. They handle the 115mm of lift quite well too.
215,000km on them though and they are originals so I can't complain.
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