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Old 02-13-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Shock boots....

I have a fulltraction lift with black boots one the shocks and was wondering if took the boots off would anything get into the shocks and mess them up like water,mud,dust.

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Old 02-13-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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Some say if you leave them on, it is more likely to cause premature wear, rust, moisture in there, etc.

I have the OME shocks with a hard outer shell so it isn't a problem for me. The shaft is protected AND it is open to get air in there.

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Old 02-13-2007, 02:56 PM   #3
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So you think i should take them off i would be better that way and not get anything in the shock what do you mean hard outer shell.
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I pulled mine off and there was alot of mud and dirt suck inside. I say pull them off. The dirt will wash away better, I think what they are for is to stop rocks from chiping the shaft. Rock chips can cause the shock to leak.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:22 PM   #5
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a lot of shocks don't come with boots at all. you'll be fine.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:27 PM   #6
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No need for them. People who say to leave them on don't do anything to get them dirty anyway.
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I find that a lot of the time all the boots do is trap the mud and dirt. At least with the boots off you can wash them well.
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Old 02-13-2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice guys i just toke them off they look better too.
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shock boots work great to keep your hi lift from making noise.
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So you think i should take them off i would be better that way and not get anything in the shock what do you mean hard outer shell.


That. I realize my description made my shock sound like a Ninja Turtle.

Right front is Leonardo.
Right rear is Donatello.
Left front is Michaelangelo.
Left rear is Raphael.

Yeah, it's gonna be a LOOOOONG day.

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