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p_2_biking
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: shock boots? Reply with quote

hey guys, i was just woundering if there is a trick to installing shock boots so sand doesnt get stuck in the boot and scratch at the shock arm, or do i just zip tie both ends...anything? i will be installing them on saturday so i need to know how you would install your boots, im thinkin just zip tie both ends
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trick is to not install them. All they do is trap dirt, sand, and moisture inside the boot and speed up rusting and damage to the shock.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
The trick is to not install them. All they do is trap dirt, sand, and moisture inside the boot and speed up rusting and damage to the shock.


But they look so cool. rofl

I agree...I learned it the hard way.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so the 4 shock boots i got just dont put them in even though ill be driving in the desert and shit....well...thats easy i guess...comfirm this....*dont install shock boots at all*....ok thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah also.....wat torque should i torque my wheels back on too..and also does anyone have any tricks for taking off striped lugs because sum idiot striped one of the lugs on the front tire...alright thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

p_2_biking wrote:
anyone have any tricks for taking off striped lugs because sum idiot striped one of the lugs on the front tire...alright thanks


Yep, but your going to have to sacrifice a socket to do it, get a socket that is just BARELY too small to fit the lug nut, BEAT it on with a hammer...now use your breaker bar and socket wrench to remove it, hopefully its just the lug nut and the wheel stud thats stripped.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used a big ass hammer beat the stud out, carefully though

then put the new one in and used a lug nut and the impact gun to pull it through
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lugnuts should be torqued around 75 ft/lbs in an alternating pattern. As far as removing a stripped lug, I've used a socket, a c-clamp and an impact gun with a lot of success....but unless you remove the axle shaft, there's not enough room to do it. I know autozone sells a press for around $30 that will do the job...hell, they prolly rent it out.

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