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    SATV LT Issues

    Well I installed a SATV LT kit on ny trail and loved it....until now. Took her to coos bay for some dunes runs and popped the LR axle out twice now and the LF out and chewed up the front diff. I know there are "updated c-clips" for the rear. Curious if anyone had front issues. Replaced the LF with a stock sport axle and have had no other issues. Wish the rhino axles had the OE lock style c-clip.

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    Yep! LF axle stub has no threads left on it, sheared the cotter pin and pushed the castle nut completely off of the axle. Luckily the tire did not come off before we stopped. No issues with c-clips though.

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    Yes, I experienced the same thing Toren. I got the larger clips for the rear from SuperATV (still not sure why they don't just included them with kit...)
    There was a second problem though, and I'm pretty sure this is why my front popped out....
    (this is right from SATV support) Seems in some instances, during transportation (by air frieght) all the air can be forced out of the boots, and they don't recover on their own. If you take an axle, pull on / extend the end, and it just springs right back... might be your problem. I took the small clip off each boot, "burped" the air back in (I made sure to extend each one, while I had a small screwdriver prying the rubber open, then pull the screwdriver out while it was extended, sealing as much air as I could in there)
    I used a genuine redneck clip on each boot (heavy zip tie lol) and have not had any trouble since. Probably gone about 500km since, in both winter and warm weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Knoxx View Post
    Yes, I experienced the same thing Toren. I got the larger clips for the rear from SuperATV (still not sure why they don't just included them with kit...)
    There was a second problem though, and I'm pretty sure this is why my front popped out....
    (this is right from SATV support) Seems in some instances, during transportation (by air frieght) all the air can be forced out of the boots, and they don't recover on their own. If you take an axle, pull on / extend the end, and it just springs right back... might be your problem. I took the small clip off each boot, "burped" the air back in (I made sure to extend each one, while I had a small screwdriver prying the rubber open, then pull the screwdriver out while it was extended, sealing as much air as I could in there)
    I used a genuine redneck clip on each boot (heavy zip tie lol) and have not had any trouble since. Probably gone about 500km since, in both winter and warm weather.
    Intresting. I noticed today when I racked it to remove my firewall for the recall that LR axle that had popped out had the boot sucked in. That axle popped out 2x. Ill try this with the LR. The RF axle needs to be replaced tho.

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    Good catch man. Conor is right. The air pressure from shipping will force air out sometimes. Its sealed pretty good and won't let air back in so it creates a vacuum and won't let the CV extend out all the way during travel. If it looks sucked in, or won't extend out and stay out, it probably needs "burped." Just let a little air in there.

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    My Left Rear popped out and I couldn't find anything on here about it.. Now I see a few! But folks, "do you believe the airplane explanation" about the air pressure? I don't as I am an engineer. So people, what is the real cause?

    Denny
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    Quote Originally Posted by k9aeg View Post
    My Left Rear popped out and I couldn't find anything on here about it.. Now I see a few! But folks, "do you believe the airplane explanation" about the air pressure? I don't as I am an engineer. So people, what is the real cause?

    Denny
    Started thinking about this today annnnddd....


    Yaaaahhhh....so not to rain on SATVs parade especially since I just filed my warranty claim, but I would agree that the air/suction explanation is kinda far fetched. Heres why....

    So my LR axle popped out on a trail run at the dunes. When it did the axle went backwards into the swaybar link bolt and tore the boot. So back at camp pulled the axle and replaced the boot and installed clean grease. Well heres the rub...I had it all apart and there was deffinetly air in it when it went back in, but 5miles later she popped out again.

    So fast forward to my above comment. Today I used a screw driver and "burped" the boot. For chits I deove it while on the rack at full droop....guess what. It pushed the air out its self and once again sucked the boot in. So the question is how to fix this. After the second time of the axle popping out we made some limiter straps up and it didnt happen again. They were temporary tho and only lasted the trip. Would like to trust this thing in trails and dunes again.

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