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Re: Shock Covers??
July 18, 2009 08:01AM
In my 30+ years of working around cars and racing ..

"I" ...feel boots hold "IN" more dirt then they keep out ... Some sort of shealed to stop the rocks from hitting things is good ... Boots trap dirt ..

No boots for me ...

David

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Re: Shock Covers??
January 24, 2012 10:48PM
Bringing it back from the dead.

I had a rebuild on my struts. 200mi later on just street driving and a SMIDGE of offroad testing, I blew a seal and puked fluid out of one of the struts when jacking the car up.

Sent back for another teardown and the result is everything looked okay, just some dirt past the dust seal :/ It dumped about 1 oz of fluid.

Anyone have any reasonable shock covers out there? I've seen a few DIYs but don't really have a lot of time with a week to go before loading the car when I still have yet to get the suspension back from rebuild winking smiley
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Re: Shock Covers??
January 25, 2012 10:48AM
So you saw a leak on your struts....would you have seen that same leak with boots on them?
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Re: Shock Covers??
January 25, 2012 02:24PM
I used those dirt bags that are linked to. If you secure them to your upper spring perch they do a good job of keeping dirt and water out of the area, and out of your threads. though yes i did still get some dirt/gunk in there... seems to be less than before and far less thread damage/

I also use duct tape for the threads below the lower spring perch. sticky side Out for a few goes around, and then sticky side in.

now that i have a garage (and will have 2 sets of JVABS) I'll be doing maintenance after every rally.
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Re: Shock Covers??
January 25, 2012 05:14PM
I wish I took better care of my JVABs, but being the lazy/busy bastard I am... I swear I'll do better this time around John. grinning smiley



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Re: Shock Covers??
January 25, 2012 09:08PM
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I wish I took better care of my JVABs, but being the lazy/busy bastard I am... I swear I'll do better this time around John. grinning smiley

OK but we have to figure out this Burmeister top mount thing and if you have springs right for the car...I may make this stuff but I have no idea what people do once its gone...



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Re: Shock Covers??
January 31, 2012 04:17PM
My 2012 plan is to :

1) install coil overs and adjust ride height to where i want it set.

2) taking Teflon tape I will tape the top edge of the lower spring perch along with some of the threads.
3) Below lock ring I will duct tape the threads (Sticky side out once, sticky side in twice)

4) I will install a custom made Coilover Cover
a)secure the velcrow
b) tighten the top and bottom with bailing wire.

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In between rally events I will self service my suspension
1) remove coil-over covers and clean out everything with compressed air, and a tooth brush
2) dissemble strut
a) check insert with a straight edge to confirm its not bent.
b) inspect bump stop
c) inspect upper seal
d)re-grease


What am i missing? smiling smiley How long will the inner seals (bearings?) last if i service my suspension like this. I don't think we have the right tools to change an inner seal(bearing) if any are used.
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Re: Shock Covers??
February 01, 2012 09:01AM
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OK but we have to figure out this Burmeister top mount thing

I thought we already figured that out for my car. 19mm pin and you just need to machine an angle into the spacers (could probably find a steering rack spacer from a 4x4 place, too).

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