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Old 03-22-2010, 04:32 PM
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New shocks (boot on or off)

Hey guys,

Just got some new ICON 2.0 shocks for the truck and wanted to know what are most guys running and reasons for. Are you running shocks with or without the boots and I think you would run the bodyside up and shafts down on these shocks right. Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:15 AM
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OFF!!!!!!!!!!! They are only good for holding dirt and water and rusting out your shocks.
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:20 AM
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i would put them on just make sure they are sealing crap off the shaft. i wouldnt worry about rusting the icons since they have a lifetime warranty so if they rust out they can be replaced no questions asked
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:23 AM
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I dont belive i have ever seen a rusty shock shaft. Does the shaft rust?
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:26 AM
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only if they sit for a while the bodies tend to rust at the top if you mount them with the body down because stuff sits on the top of them and eats thru


come to think of it arent the icon shock bodies alluminum?
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:28 AM
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My Bilsteins are.
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Leave the boots off, they do more harm than good, plus they're ugly lol.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:05 PM
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FYI......Icon's lifetime warranty does not cover the finish on the body, nor does Bilstein for that matter.

Most shock shafts are either chrome or nitrosteel.....the chrome ones will pit if they get some good rock chips on them. Nitrosteel is harder than chrome and lasts longer in salt spray tests.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:28 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll be leaving them off this time and see how it goes. Truck is going in the shop Monday to get the new shocks installed, ICON 6" blocks in rear, 1" TEI spacer up front, new dynatrac ball joints, and an edge insight. Cant wait to see how much better they ride.
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