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So, what's the deal with shock boots?


 
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hustler
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: So, what's the deal with shock boots? Reply with quote

Hi

I put a RE7030 2" budget boost in my '02 TJ Apex about a month ago, and didnt bother with shock boots. Should I have? I have heard perfectly reasonable arguements for boots as well as reasonable arguements for no boots ... it gets pretty salty here in winter if that matters.

I have an idea for removable boots ... anyone had any luck with something like that?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7519&highlight=shock+boots
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That guy is in the desert. Does the no shock boot rule still apply in wetter and saliter cliamtes?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hustler wrote:
That guy is in the desert. Does the no shock boot rule still apply in wetter and saliter cliamtes?

Environment doesn't matter. Shock boots still do nothing more than trap dirt, debris, and moisture inside the boot. This accelerates deterioration of the shock rather than protection.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bootless it is then. I know they ruin mountain bike shocks too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I like the look of no boots. It as well gives me the chance to inspect my shocks when Im off the trail. Sure they get dirty, but a hose can clean them when your busy cleaning out the under carriage and the inside of the wheels.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is true that no boots looks way more baja racer, and way less bigfoot
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I know is I can inspect the shafts after a run opposed to wondering whats in the boot. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seriously saying shock boots are a bad idea??????? h the f is that?? traps dirt?? it gets WAY less dirt and shit in there with boots.. id like to hear why no boots.. im gonna check the link too
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

umm i can prove it, i cut the boots off my grand and there was all kinds of dirt and shit in there


listen to those who have more experience and dont be so opinionated and arrogant
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i live in VA and work at a ski resort and have my own mud pits at the house( in other words humid and salty). trust me when i say no to boots. i cut mine off when i got it and they were filled with dust and crap and no problems with them since i cut them off
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caterpillar equipment never thought it nessacary to put them on Hydraulic cylinders.

As the sig says...

Some like 'em purdy, I like mine dirty.
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