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    Default Front struts - which way about do the boots and bumps stops go?

    Can anyone tell me which way around the bump stops and boots in this image should go?

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    The image in this link:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ULTIMA-F...QAAOSwnLdWqJDm

    shows how the bump stops are orientated.

    The thick end is down/thin end up.

    The image in this link:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-Front-...UAAOSwJQdW-O-u

    shows the oposite.

    Go figure.

    My preference would be large end up.

    With the rubber boots, I believe that the larger diameter end goes down.

    I don't believe the small end of the rubber boot would fit over the strut insert tube so, large end down.

    Make sure the cable ties are secure.

    I found these links by going to ebay and using "Mitsubishi Magna front struts" as the search term.

    The only other suggestion I can make is to look at how the parts are orientated on your own setup.

    However, by this age, many have already been severely damaged or fallen off completely.
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    Thanks, as you guessed my current bump stops are non-existent and only a relic of the boots are left.

    I'm inclined to think the 2nd link is correct.
    I'm also thinking the boot end that has the two slits in is probably intended to be cable-tied which can only mean it goes over the shock.
    It's a bit tricky, but the other end of the boot can go all the way over the bump-stop which seems to have some ridges to hold it in place - so I'm presuming the boot goes over the bump stop.

    Please anyone tell me if I'm getting this wrong.

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