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post #1 of 12 Old 11-25-2008, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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WJ rear suspension clunking

I have a '99 WJ 4.7L laredo. I get this clunking from the rear suspension. It happens over everything, pot holes, speed bumps, the cracks in the road. I repalaced the ball joint on the rear upper control arm and it seemed to releave some of the problem but it still excists.

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-25-2008, 09:05 AM
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I had a clunking in mine. I replaced the shocks and now its fine.
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-25-2008, 09:32 AM
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Is your Jeep stock? Or have you changed suspension parts?

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-25-2008, 11:13 AM
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Mine had a worn shock bushing. When the shocks were replaced it went away, now it's come back after about 1500 miles after having the shocks re-torqued.

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i have the same problem.. i just got the 4" IRO kit with the Doetsch9000 shocks and it still does it.. any ideas anyone?
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-25-2008, 12:37 PM
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take your stock shocks, get the bar pins out of them by burning the bushing, cool them off and clean them, then press them into your shock bushings with a vice, worked for me on my black diamonds. They had horrible clunk, now its gone!

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Mine had a worn shock bushing. When the shocks were replaced it went away, now it's come back after about 1500 miles after having the shocks re-torqued.
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i have the same problem.. i just got the 4" IRO kit with the Doetsch9000 shocks and it still does it.. any ideas anyone?
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take your stock shocks, get the bar pins out of them by burning the bushing, cool them off and clean them, then press them into your shock bushings with a vice, worked for me on my black diamonds. They had horrible clunk, now its gone!
You need the KOR shock mount kit, unless you still have your stock shocks and can pull the parts out of there. Personally, I just opted for Kevin's kit since that also includes new hardware. But either way, that will take care of it.
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-24-2009, 09:54 AM
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I see this is an old thread but i've had the same ongoing problem. I put on skyjackers budget boost (2 inch w/hyrdos) had the clunking noise so i bought the KOR kit and still clunking but it looks like the top shock mount is cracked and is able to move freely. Im guessing this is the problem, and will it just take a simple weld?
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-24-2009, 09:59 AM
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if the bushings sizes and stuff are wrong some people have been known to put some washers in there to tighten that up. I pulled the stock sleeves out of my stock shock bushings and slid them into my mx6's.. no noise

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post #10 of 12 Old 01-24-2009, 10:07 AM
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ive done that use'd thick washers on each side keeps the bushing from poping out
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post #11 of 12 Old 01-24-2009, 10:21 AM
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I see this is an old thread but i've had the same ongoing problem. I put on skyjackers budget boost (2 inch w/hyrdos) had the clunking noise so i bought the KOR kit and still clunking but it looks like the top shock mount is cracked and is able to move freely. Im guessing this is the problem, and will it just take a simple weld?
What is the KOR kit exactly can it be home made ?


I have clunking also and I just ignore it now ....
But I have a feeling its my rear shocks. And I too have a bb...
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-24-2009, 10:39 AM
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Probably can't be homemade, maybe. Idk but it 18 bucks. Here is a link. It is at the top of the list of stuff. http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/wj/wj_25kit.html

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