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post #1 of 5 Old 02-28-2014, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension question 98 XJ

So I sheared a bolt that holds up the top of my rear passenger-side shock. I tried to drill some of the bolt out and back it out with a retracter, but that snapped as well. Unfortunately I don't have a drimmel to get rid of the bolt and remainder of the retracter with me up here at college. That being the case would it be safe for the rest of my suspension to run for a bit without that one shock? I know there will be some extra stress put on the remaining components but will it damage them? What do you guys think..

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-28-2014, 06:47 PM
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I recommend this thread as a good read. > Shock bolt replacement: a fix with pics

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Ok I could do that once I drive home but it's a 200 mile drive to get access to the tools necessary to do that...
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It'd probably be cheaper to just pick up a 3lb sledge, a pointed chisel, and a new bolt locally.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-01-2014, 04:32 AM
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You can drive it carefully, but its going to bounce the rear end more and could become erratic. The shock is what dampens the spring rebound and compression. I'm not recommending you drive it but it can be done.
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