Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Shocks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrk5, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    12,332
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    I'm a new member and as soon as I figure out how to do it will get some pics posted, but in the mean time I have a question. I'm buying new shocks and I'm wondering, boots or no-boots?
     
  2. bigyellowjimmy

    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Posts:
    2,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    its all personal preference /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 13, 2000
    Posts:
    2,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dublin, CA
    NO

    The 80s are over. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  4. Goober

    Goober 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Posts:
    2,222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mayberry (Auburn, WA)
    [ QUOTE ]
    boots or no-boots?

    [/ QUOTE ]


    Yes.



    /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif



    And since you are new ......... WELCOME. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Posts:
    9,471
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Olympia/Lacey, Washington
    [ QUOTE ]


    The 80s are over. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  6. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 13, 2000
    Posts:
    2,949
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dublin, CA
    I guess some people still like them. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  7. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    What do the shock boots do? Just for looks?
     
  8. Highjaxx

    Highjaxx 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2002
    Posts:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin,Texas
    The weird thing is I get more comments when I wash the truck AND SHOCKS W/ BOOTS then when I just wash it. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    They aren't chrome or anything, just 4" lift Rancho 9000's, in stock locations, mostly. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    Anyway, sometimes I think it will help dirt, water, ect...away from the piston, and then I look inside the boot and it kind of collects stuff. Who knows, just pick one. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. micah

    micah 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Posts:
    374
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    [ QUOTE ]
    What do the shock boots do? Just for looks?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    They serve two purposes mainly... 1) looks and 2) the collection of mud, sand, and water. Lose the boots if you actually plan to go offroad.
     
  10. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    Okay I was just wondering because I don't have any on both trucks so I didn't want to damage anything. But if it's just the looks, then hell there no use
     
  11. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Posts:
    17,669
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL, USA
    I used to run boots. I cut one open one day and it was full of water and mud. I decided right then and there to cut the rest off and leave them off.
     
  12. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2004
    Posts:
    2,677
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    cool now I can save that money and spend it on something else /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif not much but anything helps /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif


    justin
     

Share This Page