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Old 11-22-2011, 06:41 PM
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bilstein shocks, boot up or down...?

Do I mount the shocks with the boots up or down? There are no directions.
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Will
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:17 PM
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Pretty sure it`s down.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:09 AM
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down.......so any water or debries that gets inside the boot will not be against the shock shaft seal
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Don't wanna ruin the shafts for sure
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Cool thanks for the help, I will hopefully mount them this weekend
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Bilstein told me "Install the shocks so the label is right side up, if the label is upside down you have the shock on wrong".
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The first thing I do is pull the boots off. All they do is catch and hold debris. Others will say different, but that is the ongoing debate lol.
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The first thing I do is pull the boots off. All they do is catch and hold debris. Others will say different, but that is the ongoing debate lol.
You and me both, brother.
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Ya its ongoing for sure. When I drive up to Savannah this week, Ill check if the logo is right side up or not. Not that it matters, not like Im gunna go through wut I went through to get them on, all over again haha.
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