I hope you get a chance to see the shock & boot after removal. It's probably arrives from Fox as an assembly, seems like a huge expense to replace a boot and I'm thinking there is going to be many more. Wonder what the Off-Roadeo Raptor boots look like as they may be the most abused at this time judging by @DallasCajun video's.Update: ford looked at my shock boot, ordered a whole new shock as the boot is not serviceable! $3000 fix, but covered under warranty. Currently awaiting the part to arrive, they said 3-4 days.
This was why I bought the extended warranty from Flood (Granger, et al offer similar pricing). One shock is well over the cost of the 10 year/125k/$100 deductible extended warranty I bought in December 2022. My dealer wanted $5k ha ha ha ho ho ha ha for the same coverage.
Who knows if my bet will pay out, but this definitely makes me feel better about that decision.
Another thought, is it possible the boot was a sign of a shock failure?
Good call on the Ford extended warranty, looks like a good investment in the long run, even if you don't keep your Raptor it's transferable which should add resale value.