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Old 10-29-2015, 07:42 PM   #11
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Wana65stang, yes and yes. From Amazon way cheaper.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:09 PM   #12
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That Bilstein looks a lot healthier than the crappy stock one! I may go this route, thanks for the info and pics.
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:47 PM   #13
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:50 PM   #14
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Stabilizer dust cover

If you take a look at my photo, the dust cover seems to crunching up a little. It crunches up bad when I turn to the right and expands out when I turn to the left. Should I cut the tie strap holding it down or just forget it?
I went with this stabilizer instead of one that I would have to remove the OEM brackets and install new brackets extending out for clearance. This does just clear the linkage.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:10 PM   #15
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Should I cut the tie strap holding it down or just forget it?
I would just forget it. Its purpose is to keep road grime from collecting on the Rod end of the shock. It is the rod end that goes in and out of the cylinder. The cover is not a structural part of the dampener(shock)

I have used this style as shock covers on off-road Jeeps to keep mud out of the shocks.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:35 PM   #16
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Reason for crunching

Took a closer look. The crunching of the boot is because of the linkage behind it. the boot makes contact with the linkage, but not the stabilize.
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You should be able to loosen the U bolt brackets on the right a little and then rotate the stabilizer outward toward the front to gain some clearance then tighten the U bolts again. Take a look maybe that would work?
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[QUOTE]You should be able to loosen the U bolt brackets on the right a little and then rotate the stabilizer outward toward the front to gain some clearance then tighten the U bolts again. Take a look maybe that would work?/QUOTE]
Thanks, will give it a try this morning.
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Called Bilstein

Bilstein said to cut the tie strap holding the boot on and adjust it and re-strap . Will try that first.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:32 PM   #20
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Billets was right!

I cut the tie strap and moved the dust boot up and inch, also it was twisted a half turn. Boot is fine now.
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