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post #1 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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how do I tighten up the front drivers upper shock nut

put OME shocks on today...I have an 01 XJ with ABS and there isnt enough space to get the nut completely tight on the drivers front top shock stud.I got it halfway tight. I used a universal joint but the short socket is too shallow and the deep well is too tall and hits the brake booster I even ground down the deep well socket but that was still too long...I tried a flex head gear wrench but thats a no go. Anybody have any ideas?


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post #2 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 07:44 AM
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put OME shocks on today...I have an 01 XJ with ABS and there isnt enough space to get the nut completely tight on the drivers front top shock stud.I got it halfway tight. I used a universal joint but the short socket is too shallow and the deep well is too tall and hits the brake booster I even ground down the deep well socket but that was still too long...I tried a flex head gear wrench but thats a no go. Anybody have any ideas?
I had to disconnect a lot of the ABS brain on mine to get in there.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 07:49 AM
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Hold the nut and turn the shock

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-22-2013, 02:24 PM
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Use a racheting swivel box wrench

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Hold the nut and turn the shock
That works for me

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