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Old September 27th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HELP! How do I install this strut boot?

I posted this also in the suspension forum, but Need a reply ASAP, and no one has replied yet.

Ok so I was going to tackle my struts/spring install today but I am stuck now! I bought the kyb strut bellow/boot, and bump stop. So basically the bump stop attaches to the to of bellow by sliding into a groove, but what do i do to connect the bump stop/bellow to the upper strut mount?

The way it is now, the bellow/boot is just resting on the bottom of strut, how do i attach it to the top!?!? PLease pm me if you can I really want to finish this tonight, and it is already 7pm!


fyi the previous/stock strut boot would connect to the upper mount, holding it up in place, and the bump stop would ju
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Old September 27th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am not understanding the question - can you post a picture real quick? maybe I can visualize your problem better
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Basically this is the new boot/ bump stop, you see the bump stop (as says in instructions) is attached to the boot/bellow. Now there is no way I can see to attach that piece on top of it, so that it would hold the bellow up, and protect the strut shaft.





Well with the old boot and bump stop (bottom picture) the bump stop just moved freely up and down the bellow/boot, and that metal piece that connects to the strut mount clipped onto the bellow/boot.

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Slide the bump stop on the strut shaft and then just put the other fittings over and on the bump stop, basically just slide what you have on the shaft, when you compress everything back together things should fit i to place. Dont remember having an issue like this, and ive done 2 complete spring swaps. Weird issue man.
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The thing is, this bump stop doesn't slide freely, so if i put it at the bottom then the bellow wouldn't fit right. and it still would not attach to the bellow mount plate thing that is pictured above.

But what would hold the boot/bellow up, so it is suspended where it needs to be to protect the strut shaft? I see on the old stock part, that metal round mount piece clipped in, so aren't all boots supposed to be secured to the top somehow?

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Well good news... i think i might have found a solution, I decided to just turn the boot around, and reverse where the bump stop goes, it looks like it will work, doesn't seem to be a reason that the boot needed to be one way or the other.
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