Hero said:Go look at pics of any rig on here. Nobody who actually wheels runs em. Only the mall crawlers do. All they do is collect crap and keep it right next to the seals on the shaft, hidden and constantly wearing on it. Bottem line, trash em.
Yep. All that salt and crap still gets in, and it sits on the shaft because the boot traps it in. We get plenty of snow in IL, and I absolutely will not run shock boots.4x4Poet said:As a snow country driver, have I left the shock boots on for no good reason?
yea i've had that happen a few times, its sick..Blind Driver said:I added 2 Ranchos to front of my rig with the boots on. I thought they looked pretty!
Went wheeling in the local mud hole afterwards. I cleaned up my rig and haven't been in a mud hole since. About a year later, I needed to remove the shocks, as soon as I touched the boots, mud came pouring out from the previous year. :shaking: No more pretty boots for me.
Tim84K10 said:Yep. All that salt and crap still gets in, and it sits on the shaft because the boot traps it in. We get plenty of snow in IL, and I absolutely will not run shock boots...[/QUOTE
They don't drain; instead they trap moisture, mud, etc. which will rust the shaft. Boots are :rainbow: and they make your ass look fat.forum95 said:I live in WA and it rains a lot here, so would it be safe to take off my shock boot ? or could it potentially cause problems with the shaft/rust?