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post #1 of 6 Old 11-23-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Front Shocks top bolt thread stripped

Went mudding last weekend, on the way home I notice a new noise -- some kind of clicking. Checked it out last night and found out that the top nuts on my front driver & passenger side RC shocks have been pushed up, taking the threads with them so they are free to jiggle around. They still have some threads on them to keep them on though.

Appears I had a good time


Anyways, I plan on just leaving them like they are as I am saving for a 5.3 swap with a new suspension, but would like to know if it will be alright driving around with these shocks like this? Ride quality and steering are still the same as before [horrible]

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post #2 of 6 Old 11-23-2013, 08:17 PM
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I never thought the RC shocks affected their leaf spring suspensions.

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-23-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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If anything, it rode better hahahahaha, I was doing 45 down a rocky dirt road earlier today and my teeth weren't rattled out of my skull
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-24-2013, 09:27 AM
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So you've identified your shocks as being too short, huh?
If you think your ride improved by taking the RC shocks off, wait until you throw a quality set of springs/shocks under there! I went with BDS springs and Bilstein 5100's. Night and day Good luck with the build.

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-24-2013, 09:57 AM
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Not trying to thread jack or anything but I have read a million (seems like it anyway) posts about putting BDS springs on but I can't find where to buy just the springs to do my own kit, just the whole BDS kit....

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-24-2013, 10:36 AM
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Order by part number on their site. You can check out what comprises their kits on their site. There is a catalog.

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