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I have these Bilsteins for the front of my Baja that I am building. After several conversations with Bilstein, MA Motorworks, and digging around on the internet, I have come to the conclusion that the tube and shaft are to be left open. After market shock dust covers like the ones pictured, can be bought from JC Whitney. From what I have been told, unless I am doing serious off-roading, I need to leave the shocks like they were made, open. Supposedly the boots retain moisture and promote rust, thereby doing more damage than they prevent. Thoughts?



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I wouldn't run the covers either,they really do hold in the moisture. I would guess that if you will be running it in a really rocky environment then they might be OK but other than that they are just for looks. I don't know what they consider serious off-roading, but this car was equipped with bilsteins without covers and they worked just fine.
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Thanks. Yes, that picture would be a little more off roading than I would do. Most of my offroading would be parking in the grass at work when the cement lot was full. Serious offroading would be, to quote the tech at MA, "Unless you are planning on driving through swamps and deep mud, leave them open."

From what I have read in 4x4 forums, MA's response, Bilstein's response, and now your response, I think I am going to leave them open.


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