Let me hit you with a stupid question; what are these?
The mystery deepened when I asked a mechanic, and he had no idea.
My guess is that they prevent the coil from compressing too far.
When I replaced all my shocks, they were pretty much gone. I could compress them with my hands alone. I'm guessing that riding on just the coil, I bottomed out at some point, and broke the rubber bit off the passenger side pictured.
Worth repairing, or does it even matter?
As for my other questions, even after four new shocks, the ride isn't the best. I contributed that to the solid axles and unbalanced tires, but would adding a steering stabilizer help reduce some of the road vibration? Recommended?
And finally, my mechanical fan sounds very loud for the first minute of driving on start up, like a semi-truck. After being in gear for a minute or so, it quiets down to regular operational sound. It doesn't bother me, I actually like it and wish it would always be that loud, but I'm curious.
I appreciate any help, love the Jeep