Rough Country shock mount direction

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I cannot seem to find a good answer. Installing the Rough Country basic rc800 shocks that came with my H*ll Creek suspension lift. Can I mount them with the white piston/cylinder on the top and the piston rod and shock boot cover on the bottom. I see pictures of them installed both ways. I want the shock boot on the bottom, but not if it will mess the shocks up. Safety first,

 

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Howdy! The bad news is that with the boots down, it tends to accumulate sand,mud,water,etc. The good news is I have had mine mounted that way over 20 years on my Piggy, and they still work just great. I don't have to worry much about the wet stuff here. Most shocks only know compression and extension, but not orientation: which way is up? Good shocks don't have contamination in the gas/liquid chambers, so there should not be any bubbles in there to create changes in the valving. Search MUD, as there have been several discussions on this. John
 

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