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Need quick help with shock question...

Okay, so I got my Bilsteins today and started putting them on. But I have a question. My old shocks had the boot at the top, these will have the boot on the bottom. Does it really matter? I looked on line and see shocks either way. The metal sleeve makes it "mandatory" to fit with the boot on the bottom. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but wanted to make sure.

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Put them on with the boot to the bottom.


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You are awesome, just wanted to make sure. Thank you so much!

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I prefer shocks on boot down. That way water and mud can't collect and prematurely make the shock seals leak.


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With a nitrogen charged shock like a Bilstein their orientation does not effect their operation so they can be mounted in any fashion. You'll mount them so that the Bilstein sticker is right side up.

If they were a hydraulic shock then they need to be oriented in a specific way, which generally is the boot up top.
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