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Unread 06-04-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Rear Upper Shock Mounts

When i first installed my lift on my 97 Xj, I snapped all four of my shock bolts...so I drilled them out and used new hardware to mount them through the rear cargo area. i am getting some Bilsteins for my bday and I want to change this up a bit...any idea how I can strengthen the area without fabbing? (no welder, grinder available) Was thinking about just using some nice grade 8 bolts with some nice washers and nuts.......or I guess I could use some BPE? even though the holes at the top have been drilled out???

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Unread 06-04-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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Put an ad on craigslist and find yourself a local welder to throw in some steel to reinforce it. Shouldn't cost much.

Kinda hard to make suggestions without pictures of what you're dealing with.

As for the bolts, grade 8 is absolute overkill. Hell, grade 5 is generally what's used to hold a body to a frame.

http://www.rockcrawler.com/techreports/fasteners/index.asp
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u drilled through your floors?? u coulda used a punch and a hammer and had same results minus the holes lol i would just use some grade 8 bolts and washers. its not like your going baja style haha
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Yea, punch out the old nuts welded to the frame then fish new bolts/washers in there with some wire.

Takes 30 minutes.
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The shock mounts are plenty strong as they are, no welding required. Knock the old weld-nuts out with an air chisel and slip in some hardware store bolts with some fishing line or light wire.
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Find someone who welds and do this, since your going 'steins


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Unread 06-05-2012, 08:35 PM   #7
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Might just find someone to clean it up for me and weld some nuts on there so that I can just thread a bolt through the bar pin and bolt it up that way.... shock hoops are awesome, but a bit much.....
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I was planning on using these on my rear upper shock mounts. Punch the old weld nuts out and install. Best of all, no floor cutting.
http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0125658&ucst=t

I got lucky and all 4 of mine came out without an issue. I think it was the massive amounts of Kroil I sprayed in through the triangular holes and using an impact gun.
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Unread 06-05-2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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I had my dad make these at his work. I just welded them right up and bolted my shocks to them. Worked like a charm.

I'm pretty sure you can buy something like this and that's what i would do. I guarantee one of your neighbors has a welder that would be willing to help you.







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any idea the exact dimensions on those?
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