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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Broken upper rear shock pin

My upper rear shock pin broke on my rancho 9000xl . Any idea where to find one? Should I buy an upgraded pin? What upgraded pin works for a 2003 jeep tj? Thanks

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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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My upper rear shock pin broke on my rancho 9000xl . Any idea where to find one? Should I buy an upgraded pin? What upgraded pin works for a 2003 jeep tj? Thanks
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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You can find them and the bushings anywhere that sells shocks.I always check ebay.BPE's would be a better choice.

http://www.amazon.com/Rough-Country-.../dp/B00B2AFPRA
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Unread 06-21-2013, 12:17 PM   #4
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You can find them and the bushings anywhere that sells shocks.I always check ebay.BPE's would be a better choice.

http://www.amazon.com/Rough-Country-.../dp/B00B2AFPRA
Do I need to buy a bushing or do I just use my old one?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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Do I need to buy a bushing or do I just use my old one?
From the pics you posted,I'd replace them.
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I see a rear in the bushing, but don't really see what is broken. Is it just that the bar pin and bushing came out of the shock, or did the bar pin actually break somewhere?
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I see a rear in the bushing, but don't really see what is broken. Is it just that the bar pin and bushing came out of the shock, or did the bar pin actually break somewhere?
In the pictures it looks like the bar pin has the inside of the bushing on it.The middle pic shows a ripped bushing.I've never seen a bar pin break and yours looks normal in the pic.A lot of old red Skyjacker bushings fell apart for no reason.There's a lot of people who trash the bushings.
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In the pictures it looks like the bar pin has the inside of the bushing on it.The middle pic shows a ripped bushing.I've never seen a bar pin break and yours looks normal in the pic.A lot of old red Skyjacker bushings fell apart for no reason.There's a lot of people who trash the bushings.
Yeah, I saw that. Wonder if its true inner part of the bushing? Also aren't the 9000XL shocks silver and bigger diameter, that kind of looks like one of the old 9000 white ones like I have. Not that that matters I suppose.
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Yeah, I saw that. Wonder if its true inner part of the bushing? Also aren't the 9000XL shocks silver and bigger diameter, that kind of looks like one of the old 9000 white ones like I have. Not that that matters I suppose.
I have no idea what color they are.The bigger diameter is the shock shaft.Most aftermarket shocks have a larger diameter "can" too.The eyes and bushings are all the same size.If it were me,I'd just buy some new hourglass shaped bushings.I gave all of my extra ones away to JF members.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #10
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Call Rancho. They will have one shipped to you in 2 or 3 days.
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and make sure you're not using your shocks as bumpstops, so you dont bust another bar pin and bushing.
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