No, I did not. The B6's have an internal bump-stop. A bump stop is not used in the B6 installation https://productdeskapi.cart.bilsteinus.com/media/products/bilstein/E4-WM5-Y442A00.pdfI'm still not clear how you assembled the struts. Did you install the oe bump stop or not?
I appreciate the extra pair of eyes!Ok just making sure.
As for the boot, I'd just lift the car so the shock is extended then pull the boot out from under the spring seat. Lowering springs barely have any tension (preload) when the shock is fully extended. Just to be clear the strut shaft and boot does not turn when the steering wheel is turned. It's the strut body and spring that turns together with the wheel.
I see what they mean now. On the disassembled strut, the boot does in fact spin freely on both top and bottom ends - no adhesive is used. The lower spring pad has a lip that effectively holds the bottom of the boot in place - I don't think that end should be moving.The boot is not glued to the chrome insert it is just a tight press fit. It may loosen up over time.
Woohoo! See my last response, glad this information is helping others along the way, even if some of the questions are sillyso glad i came up on this tread, ive had both my front and rear shocks and struts replaced with these bilstiens and never knew about this L/R set up since i had my indy shop take care of it.. now im curious to see if it was set up correctly, but what really stood out was the set up on how our springs sit on the perch. reason is becasue when i was my car i like to take off the wheels and really get the dirt out and when i jack up the car i notice my springs (H&R) come loose and i really never paid attention on how they are supposed to sit and to my lack of knowledge i have been sitting them wrong.. i will definitely be adjusting them and placing them the right way asap.. thank you OP for this info and all who have contributed