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post #1 of 8 Old 07-02-2013, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Eating shock bushings

Hey guys, had my IRO lift on for a few months and out about 2000 miles on it. The problem is when I beat on it off road...mostly sharp jarring bumps on fire roads and some pretty decent flexing other times it eats lower front shock bushings. I've replaced em twice now. This is what they look like when they start clunking over every little sharp bump.



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post #2 of 8 Old 07-04-2013, 02:43 AM
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What do you replace them with? I've had good luck with energy suspension ones.

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

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post #3 of 8 Old 07-04-2013, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Just been using the stock style, maybe ill try a poly type
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-04-2013, 09:15 AM
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Changed all my back shock bushings to energy suspension as mine were in really bad shape. Been fine since.

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-04-2013, 11:28 AM
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Have you tried twisting your shock till it sits square to the BPE?
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-05-2013, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Tried to get them square to em but after a few miles they shift. Checked alignment and axle placement.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-05-2013, 07:47 PM
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Tried to get them square to em but after a few miles they shift. Checked alignment and axle placement.
Throw a washer on each side a little bigger than the bushing. Just make sure to grease them.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-06-2013, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Might give that a shot, thanks guys
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