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JeepGuyLJ 02-13-2007 01:47 PM

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.

thank you.

erickpl 02-13-2007 01:53 PM

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.

JeepGuyLJ 02-13-2007 01:56 PM

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.

18derrick 02-13-2007 02:59 PM

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.

mrbigjeep 02-13-2007 08:22 PM

a lot of shocks don't come with boots at all. you'll be fine.

1BLKJP 02-13-2007 08:27 PM

No need for them. People who say to leave them on don't do anything to get them dirty anyway. :D

binaryking 02-13-2007 09:38 PM

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.

JeepGuyLJ 02-13-2007 10:28 PM

Thanks for the advice guys i just toke them off they look better too.

Rawkon 02-14-2007 12:59 AM

shock boots work great to keep your hi lift from making noise.

erickpl 02-14-2007 07:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepGuyLJ (Post 54308)
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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That. :) I realize my description made my shock sound like a Ninja Turtle. :D

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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