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Using Tie-Wraps to Secure Shock Boots?

Does anyone know if this is a common practice? I had my Pro Comp Nitro Kit & Pro Runner Shocks installed at 4 Wheel Parts and noticed these tie-wraps. I suppose its not a big deal but one of the rear shock boots has a considerable tear at the end. Is this okay or should I have them take care of it?
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I would have them take care of it out of spite, The shocks arnt cheap, and a consumer doesn't deserve a half *** job. imo


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I've heard the shock boots are a waste and usually just hold **** in them.
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that's normal, the torn shock boot is not though. the shock boots cost about 4 bucks. i would have them replace it though, you payed for a good one.

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thats normal.....most shock boots have a slit at the end so it can be slid on the shock body easier. The only alternative to using zip ties to secure the boot would be a hose clamp. I have used zip ties for many years and never had any problems. Dust boots are there for a reason, to keep dirt and debris from damaging the shaft/seals.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. The front shock boots look alright but the rear ones both have that big slit showing. I'll address it to 4 Wheel Parts and see if they can get the rear boots to look like the front boots.
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