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Old 12-18-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Shock boots

Thinking about either removing my shock boots or changing the color. I have bilstein 5100 and the boots are black right now. But not a big fan of boots. Any input on whether removing them will cause damage in the mud/snow/water /dirt

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #2
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Boots trap dirt, hold moisture and imo look bad.

Youd be much better off without them.

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:44 PM   #3
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no boots needed if mounted upside down.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:56 PM   #4
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I didn't have the choice to mount the front ones upside down, but the rears are upside down Thanks for the Input
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:12 AM   #5
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I have them but don't really need them. If one rips off go all the other ones.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:54 AM   #6
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They do serve a purpose - just replaced some blistiens with 65k miles on them, and the area inside the boot was pristine - no dirt, no dust, no wear.

Replacement shocks went on w/o boots for the sake of experimentation, so we'll see how long they stay good and clean.

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