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post #1 of 7 Old 03-14-2005, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Shock Broken

So im walking up my drive way from getting the mail and i see somethign dangling from the bottom off my jeep. so i check it out and turns out the bracket that held my rear right shock broke off and now my shock is scraping the pavement.

my question is, can i buy a new bracket and put it on my axle with bolts, or is it a weld type of job? Also, what could have caused this, a large pothole? Is it worth just welding the old plate back together?

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-14-2005, 01:54 PM
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It's going to require a welder to fix that.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-14-2005, 02:32 PM
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I had both of mine break off. I think it was from my shocks being to short. I bought new mounts and had them welded on and bought longer shocks. No problems since. Rubicon Express has some.

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/dynami...p?folderid=227
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-14-2005, 03:00 PM
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I think this is a pretty common problem
Mine also broke on my 87
Get it welded or maybe weld a small plate to it
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-14-2005, 04:35 PM
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Same problem. Broke my right rear, but it's so bad it can't be rewelded.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-14-2005, 04:49 PM
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Have a 95 YJ had 1 break, weld back on and reinforced, then it bent and the other broke. Went ahead and got new mounting brackets and welded on and changed shocks no problems since.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-14-2005, 10:23 PM
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do what bane did, get some brackets.
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