Somewhere I learned years ago, that silicone on the rubber CV boots helped preserve the rubber. I have used Armorall on them for years, on my ATVs and vehicles. I have no idea if this is effective, but it seems to help.
My front two CV boots on my 2000 Kodiak were working just fine when I got rid of it in 2017. The boot on the drive shaft would of been good too except I kind of hit a rock with it and tore a hole in it. Now that was a fun thing to replace, the whole rear end of the machine needed to be removed and trying to get that 4" driveshaft back in place without tearing the rear end apart was a nightmare.
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