Can't wait to get them installed. The Bronco has been crying for new shocks for over 10k miles. Anyway they came with boots installed on them already. I didn't think they would and wasn't planning on using any boots. My experience tells me that with boots there tends to be a small pool of mud/water/sand that can build up over time at the bottom of the boot, which is right where the piston of the shock enters the body. Even in a relatively dry climate like Colorado I still get some moisture. Anyway what do you guys think? Use the boots and clean them out every once in a while. Or run no boots and expose the whole piston to the elements all the time? Both have their drawbacks. What would you do?