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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Shock boots or no boots?

Guys,

I've heard some people run their shocks without boots - saying it's better for the shock/etc.

Any thoughts on this? I'm in the process of installing Rancho 9000's and was getting ready to place my new red boots on. Now I'm rethinking this.

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I agree, with a boot "stuff" gets inside and is hard on the shock, without the boot you can wash them off, just installed shocks last night and left off the boots.
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Your shocks will stay healthier without the boots. Throw the boots out.

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Shock boots just hold abrasives on the shock rod where you can't clean it off around here.

The only guys that use them I know of are the 'Color Matching' bunch that never go wheeling.

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"""""The only guys that use them I know of are the 'Color Matching' bunch that never go wheeling. """""

Mall crawlers!

Besides, I'd rather not call attention to mine with all the mods - It's tough enough to keep some idiot from stripping or stealing it.

Toss em.
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