- Jun 5, 2007
- Brea, Calif.
Ok, I guess enough time has lapsed that it's time for another "Shock Boot" lesson. SHOCK BOOTS DESTROY SHOCKS. Looking at the first picture above you'll see small holes in the very top of the shock boot. Those holes are there so that the shock boot can breath, so that it does not blow up like a balloon when the shock compresses. Does wet road/rain and stream crossing water go directly into those breathing holes- - -YES. Now look at the bottom of the boot, it is clamped tightly onto the shock housing, is the water going to escape - - -No. Soooooo then the trapped water is trapped against the shock shaft, eventually rusting the shaft, then the rusty shaft cycles through the shock's top oil seal- - -instant destroyed leaker!!!!!