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Old 05-10-2003, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dust boots required on aftermarket struts?

I got a set of KYB AGX with GCs installed and the shop didnt put the dust boots on. Is this bad, or would I be ok? Thanx
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iono my teins have torn dust boots and they've been fine for a while now
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You don't need the dust boots...
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You already know my view. In so I can track other peoples opinions.


I will give mine while I'm at it.

If you don't cut the boots and put them back in you are going to tear the top rubber rings(that you also did not install) and your springs can move out of place. You are more likely to tear up your bump stops if you don't replace them as well.

If you want to chance it go ahead. GC says to put them in. Maybe they would know what they are talking about??
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i think both the rings and bumpstops are pretty hard to "tear" up, even if there are particles constantly moving around in there
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i think both the rings and bumpstops are pretty hard to "tear" up, even if there are particles constantly moving around in there

lets take the rears for example.


If you don't use the dust boots the spring sits right on the bump stop. Coilovers are gonna move. I don't care what anyone says. They aren't compressed like normal springs so they have a tendancy to move.

That movement is going to tear up the bump stops.
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?? the spring sits on the bump stop how does THAT work? the spring definitely does NOT sit on the bump stops, the bump stops keep the car from bottoming out and they rest on the metal shafts that come out of the shock body, the bump stops get wedged in at the top of the metal shafts and move only when the suspension travels with bumps in the road and only get touched by anything when the suspension tries to bottom out....not sure what you're talking about man but bump stops never touch the springs in any way
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my tein boots are still fine after about 8k
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....not sure what you're talking about man but bump stops never touch the springs in any way

I will take a pic for you tomorrow.
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<- no dustboots
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I didn't put mine on either. I probably should have though but I'm not too concerned.
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