KYB rear shocks won't fit!
So I bought a matching set of both front and rear KYB Excel-G/GR-2 for my 1996 ZJ. Fronts went on with little drama except they were a little shorter. Shorter than the stock that came out of the truck, but I made them fit.
So the rears are giving me more trouble. The lower portion of the new shock has what looks to be a permanent metal sleeve that you place the bolt through. The old shock does not have this piece. Well, that rod is too wide for the shackel. Its not like it's real close either, it's off by a good amount.
I got them from RockAuto and confirmed that they are the one spec'd for my GC. They are part number 344396.
Has anyone run into this before? What did you do?
I really don't want to have to send them back to Rock(if they will even take them back) if I can make them work.
1997 ZJ with 4.0, 242, K&N, Dynomax exhaust and Accel coil and wires.