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VOTE - shocks boots or no shock boots!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TX Mudder, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen this go both ways, so I'm still undecided. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the shocks I have coming. Feel free to reply to the thread.

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    What do you run? Shocks boots or bare piston?
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="1">I use shock boots. It protects the pistons.
    <INPUT TYPE=RADIO NAME=option VALUE="2">I don't use shock boots. All they do is collect water and mud.
    <INPUT TYPE=Submit NAME=Submit VALUE="Submit vote" class="buttons"></form>


    -- Mike
     
  2. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Where in Houston are you located?
     
  3. SkulzNBonz

    SkulzNBonz 1/2 ton status

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    I use shock boots, but then again I don't see a lot of mud crawlin' the curbs in the mall parking lot!!!!!LMAO
     
  4. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I live in the Clear Lake area by NASA.
    The main place I take my truck to is Chocolate Bayou south of Houston on 35.
    -- Mike
     
  5. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    My truck has shock boots, but I don't wheel in the mud. If I did I wouldn't run shock boots.
     
  7. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    run them with top sealed bottom open
    it isnt the piston that gets protected
    it is the seal and chromed shaft
     
  8. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    They ruined a set of my shocks. Mine had the open bottoms and sealed tops and it still did it.
     
  9. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    when i put the ES9K's on my truck the first time, i installed them with boots.. now that im rebuilding the whole truck, i put the shocks back on the frame w/o boots.... I dont think it really makes too much of a difference under normal circumstances.. but with like a primarily mud or primarily rock/gravel driven truck, it might have its benefits and/or downfalls..

    i like the look w/o the boots personally

    mike
     
  10. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    well, I like to color coordinate, so when I wear dark color shoes, MudNurI wears dark color boots, you know, that sort of thing. I think they are closed at both ends.

    I'll ask the parking lot attendant to check it out for me next time I'm out shopping. hehehehe /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Brandy
     
  11. Blazer1970

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    Shock boots are great if you are building a clown car.
     
  12. BadDog

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    I don't care for boots but I was going to use the ones that came with my 5012s just to keep the rods free of dirt and sand. However, the boots that came with them are too short for full extension so I just left them off.
     

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