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Unread 01-18-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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Broken rear shock mount

So, I was driving a couple of days ago, make a right turn hear a thud in the rear. I rolled down the window and didn't hear anything else. Thought, I must of hit a branch in the road or something since we've recently had a ton of trees go down. Anyhow, this morning I go to pull into the garage at work (graveyard shift) and I notice the left rear shock dangling on the Jeep.

It looks as though the mount has basically sheared in half.



I have an 8.8 sitting in the garage, and tried to explain to the wife that this is the perfect oppurtunity to get the rest of the parts I need to install that puppy and go SOA. I guess you know the answer I got, since I'm posting this.....

Any suggestions for fixing this??? I've got some 2" X 1/4" flat bar, I was thinking I could try butt welding the mount back together and then scabbing on a piece of the 1/4"... Anyone think this would work? I really just don't want to put anything into the D35, moneywise.

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Unread 01-18-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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I would probably just weld it back on. You could plate it if you wanted but if you get good penetration with the weld it should be fine.
Those shock mounts are kind of flimsy anyway. Weld it up and save $$ for the 8.8
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Unread 01-18-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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it's quite common. mine broke off just like that. I had it welded. it holds up fine for 1year now.

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Unread 01-18-2008, 09:19 PM   #4
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Thanks fellas.
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Unread 01-19-2008, 05:04 AM   #5
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Ya I brock the lower ones last year and the upper ones a week ago. there are alot of replacment lowers out there mine are M.O.R.E uppers you would have to do some creating

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Unread 01-19-2008, 09:25 AM   #6
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That fix should work fine, until the 8.8 goes in.




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Unread 01-19-2008, 01:32 PM   #7
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I broke mine a while ago and due to a minor fuel leak , when I had it in the shop, I couldn't weld it for safety reasons, so I bolted some flat stock to it and it has worked as a temporary repair, on the road only of course. The other day I ordered a set of CJ lower spring plates, tech at 4wdhardware assured me they will fit, and that they were only approx 1" away from stock location, but when I look at where that stud would be, it viually looks like a smaller distance than that, anyway I ordered the plates for right and left, 15.00 each, waitng for them to come in and then I am gonna relocte my shock mounts.
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I broke mine in the same place while driving to school, I welded it and put a plate on it to reinforce it. hasn't broke yet. On a side note, could you weld a new one to the axle without draining it?
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Unread 01-19-2008, 07:06 PM   #9
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I moved mine to the front of the axle and got the M.O.R.E. upper mount relocators at the same time. Allows the same shock to be used for now and when the 8.8 goes in. The tabs for the axle side are very cheap.

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Be a man. Put your foot down and tell her that not only are you going to fix up the Jeep right, but that she's going to go out and get a second job to help you pay for it!
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Unread 01-20-2008, 05:32 PM   #14
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Got it fixed this morning when I got off work, before it got too awful cold. Butt welded both sides and then ground down the back side and put a piece of 1/4" across it. I cut the 2" wide piece to sort of follow the lines of the mount. Should hold for awhile.
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I broke mine a while ago and due to a minor fuel leak , when I had it in the shop, I couldn't weld it for safety reasons, so I bolted some flat stock to it and it has worked as a temporary repair, on the road only of course. The other day I ordered a set of CJ lower spring plates, tech at 4wdhardware assured me they will fit, and that they were only approx 1" away from stock location, but when I look at where that stud would be, it viually looks like a smaller distance than that, anyway I ordered the plates for right and left, 15.00 each, waitng for them to come in and then I am gonna relocte my shock mounts.
Did the plates work. I have to do the same
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