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So..I had to cut my bump stops when I installed my lowering springs, which removed the section of the yellow bump stop that fits into the black plastic shock boot (dust guard).

I now can't use it and need an alternative option. I have some universal dust boots (accordion style) up front zip tied on and will probably need to do something similar in the rear.

Any suggestions?

Also..cleaning the dampers. Mild detergent water and a clean towel or what should I use? What about adding some synthetic grease after cleaning?
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I cut them the same amount as the drop offered by the H&R's... 1.77" or something like that..
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The dust boots I purchased worked perfectly in the rears with zip ties on the tops and bottom. Should keep all of the dust and grime out of there.

I had to cut them a little to fit over the shock body, but that helped zip tie them . I was able to securely zip tie it to the bump stop on the top.

I reused the OEM dust boots in the front and just zip tied them to the top mount and damper body.
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I did not cut the rears cause of the cover. I might tho, but so far no issues

I only cut the first section with the H&R so the dust boot still fit.

The dust boots I purchased worked perfectly in the rears with zip ties on the tops and bottom. Should keep all of the dust and grime out of there.

I had to cut them a little to fit over the shock body, but that helped zip tie them . I was able to securely zip tie it to the bump stop on the top.

I reused the OEM dust boots in the front and just zip tied them to the top mount and damper body.
CK

How did you zip tie the cover to the bumpstops? I need to get some covers after going to the corksports. Probably should’ve have made that purchase before I installed the springs




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I used one of the grooves in the bump stop. I had one left in the rear bump stops and just tightened it around that. With zip-ties you can just get em real tight around the rubber dust boots and they won't go anywhere.
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I used one of the grooves in the bump stop. I had one left in the rear bump stops and just tightened it around that. With zip-ties you can just get em real tight around the rubber dust boots and they won't go anywhere.
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Ok thanks. Couldn’t visualize it at first.


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