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I bought the shock covers for the front because it is exposed more now that I have an aftermarket bumper. I will be driving cross country and will be on the road for an extended period, so the chances of debris hitting the shocks/shaft on the highway is likely. The FJ will be my home away from home, so keeping her in tip top shape is a priority.

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Mine came with these shock guards on them. I didn't think they'd work well for rocks and stones etc but they seem to be doing their job.

Those seem to be about the best. Open back so you can wash them out if needed. I had left the rubber boots on Icon 2.0's and obviously they filled up with dirt.
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Those seem to be about the best. Open back so you can wash them out if needed. I had left the rubber boots on Icon 2.0's and obviously they filled up with dirt.
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Yeah, on regular shocks, we just throw those boots in the trash. They may look cool to some but they cause more harm than good. Maybe not so much in arid climates.

Added: I just read a post from Deb that she likes the boots to prevent pitting of shaft on shocks, hence run the boots. I don't see that in the Rockies very often but it is usually due to poor chroming of the shock shaft itself. Her issue is probably related to road salt eating away at the chrome on the shaft, resulting in rust and pitting. That's probably the best argument for using shock boots that I've read.
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Those seem to be about the best. Open back so you can wash them out if needed. I had left the rubber boots on Icon 2.0's and obviously they filled up with dirt.
Iíve had great luck with the same rubber accordion boots @ZerosFJ showed a few posts back, but split open so they actually functionally resemble thos Icon shaft guards. Also means I can easily install/remove/wash out. I zip tie them at top and bottom, overlapping the neoprene boots Sarah made so they stay in place Iíve gotten minor rust on the shock body which I maintain the same as other rust, so no big deal. My impression after running the boots on shocks in hard wheeling/hot desert is itís fine with heat dissipation.

I was told my first shock failure was initially due to stone pitting on the shaft, but subsequent compromise of the shock seal allowed road glop to enter and hasten the shockís demise. I lost a rear shock in a similar way - unbeknownst to me the boot had collected an amazing amount of salty, gritty mud which probably contributed to killing the seal.

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Well, there goes my paycheck. I guess I can give you guys a hint at what's coming...
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That's currently what I'm installing as I write this. Tips. Lower ball joint does not need to be removed.

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