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Where To Buy Strut Boot?


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Hello again from OH. I am replacing my strut inserts with KYB units, and they don't appear to come with the rubber accordion boot on top. Does anybody know where the boot itself can be purchased? Do I need the boots if I promise not to drive the car in the rain?

The old boots were toast, as were the 35-year-old inserts. Thanks for any helpful and constructive info you may be able to offer, Rich in OH

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Unless they've changed their packaging, KYB strut inserts don't come with boots--and neigher did the OEM inserts put on at the factory.  And IIRC Konis didn't either.  There are very effective seals at the point where the shaft passes into the shock body, so nothing's gonna get by, and the shaft itself is chrome plated, so water, road salt etc won't affect it before the shock itself wears out.  And that will be fairly quickly with KYBs.  Mine were pretty well gone at about 35k miles.  

 

cheers

mike

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