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    Front Gas Strut top Grommet

    I remember reading a while ago that water (particularly salt water) can get down into the front gas strut and ruin it.

    Was looking at the top grommet on mine, and wondered whether it was in the correct position or whether it should sit down on the rubber flexi hose itself?

    Here's a pic of where it is.... is it correct?
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    SplishSplash's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Belle River Ont Canada
    That is correct. It should sit up like that with the hood open. As you close the hood it goes down on the rubber bellows. If you put it down on the bellows and tie it there the hood open, the hood won't close.

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    Moderator DrewNJ's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    I don't know if it helps any but when I replaced the hood shock on my RX I was able to flip it upside down so that the can of the shock was toward the top and the rod was toward the bottom.
    My worn out shock was all corroded from water running down the rod and resting on the top of the can.
    I also threw out the shock boot as I learned long ago with 4x4's that shock boots only trap moisture and rust out the shock cans....
    Hope this helps.
    Oh, your rubber grommet and it looks as mine does.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.... so what about when you are washing the ski off...

    Should I actively flush water down the centre of the boot, or avoid getting water anywhere near it?

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    David 1 FAST VE's Avatar
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    Jun 2005
    Southaven, MS
    Mine cam inside of the boot with a zip tie around it.
    It works fine most of the time but I keep it lubed so it slides up and down OK.

    My ski was new and like that from day one and the few others I have seen were like mine.

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