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I decided to replace both my rear axles after the passenger side got filled with mud and H20.

The band didn't break the whole thing just kinda opened up on a Bundy Hill trip this summer.
So I decided to get brand new axles from Sixity.

This is where I have been with the Sixity axles so far. I thought the boots would " break in" and unkink. Rode them for 50 or so miles.


This is the other side but I looked the same as the one pictured above. From the boot flexing as the axle rotates and the kink flexeing the boot split. I contacted Sixity 2.5 weeks ago and emailed them all the pictures here plus more. They said that because I have my shocks in the outside position for the " stock lift" that's what I keep calling it when I speak to them. The axles are not covered under the warranty. I've only had them on since the beginning of December. I told them that the "stock lift" is within OEM specifications. I have yet to actually speak with the warranty dept but Bless the women's hearts that I have spoken with. They feel the same as I do and are full committed the my cause.
 

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I don't think I've ever heard anything positive about sixity axles.
 

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That's weird looking. It is a feature or a flaw?
It's appears that the boots are too stretched out. I'm going to try and work them towards the transmission tomorrow to undo the kink.
 

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So today I returned the rear end back to the "stock" height



I even tried to pull the kink in the boot out with my fingers and take it for a short ride around the yard. The pictures are after all my efforts to fix the boot. I did manage to make my garage smell like hot/burning grease. After I slung grease out of the passenger side boot onto the hot exhaust. At least my wife might leave me alone tomorrow out there
 

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I've seen that quite a bit, kind if a pain to loosen the band but I've always had good luck by letting some air in there...when the boot stretches or axle plungers in the CV it like a slight vacuum is created preventing the boot from snapping back to shape...

See if you can loosen the axle end of the boot and shoot a little air in there...
 

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I've seen that quite a bit, kind if a pain to loosen the band but I've always had good luck by letting some air in there...when the boot stretches or axle plungers in the CV it like a slight vacuum is created preventing the boot from snapping back to shape...

See if you can loosen the axle end of the boot and shoot a little air in there...
Ditto. I've seen it happen when somebody replaced a boot and didn't get it quite right.
 

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I've seen that quite a bit, kind if a pain to loosen the band but I've always had good luck by letting some air in there...when the boot stretches or axle plungers in the CV it like a slight vacuum is created preventing the boot from snapping back to shape...

See if you can loosen the axle end of the boot and shoot a little air in there...
It's too late to try that. The paggenger side split open and the drivers side looks like it is fatigued where the kink is. It is a good idea though.
 

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that looks like a interparts axle.i bought one from one of our venders, I ask him if it was a good axle.he said he would not be selling them if it was not a good axle.
put the axle in the ranger,2 rides later it did the same as yours,vender said i need 2 let air out and boot not covered.letting air out did not work,boot cracked.
After taking boot off i found metal all in the grease,so i took the cv apart and found the ball bearings were not fitting in the hole in the cage.
Bottom line when running it create so much heat the boot stretched,when it cooled down it would create a vacuum and suck the boot in just like yours. Axle part Auto part Steering part Transmission part Suspension part
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