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Unread 04-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
JeepinCanuck
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Rear shock bushing worn out

Hey, I'm new to JF and this my first post.

I recently noticed some pretty loud banging from my Jeeps rear end. After further inspection I determined that the rear passenger lower shock bushing is worn out. The bushing is still in place but has become worn and there is a bit of play in the bushing.

I am running old man emu nitrocharger shocks. I contacted ARB and they are sending me new bushings but won't be here for over a week. My question is if I can continue to drive my jeep while I wait for the bushings? It is my primary vehicle so I do need it to get around.

Any thoughts? This happen to anyone else?

Cheers.

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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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You should be fine till you get the new ones. I have the same shocks, have not been a problem.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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I had the same thing happen with my shocks. All four of my lower bushings were worn and I had to drive around on them like that for the same reason. I replaced my rear shocks because they were garbage anyway but for the fronts I just put new bushings in. I did it with the shocks still installed on the top mount. I did have to slightly bevel the edge of the bushing that sits inside to get it to slide in easy. Shouldnt take too long at all.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #4
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I'm in the same boat as you. I have been checking the condition of the shock mount ever since the sound started, until RE send me some new bushings, and everything appears to be OK (just really annoying sounds!).
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Unread 04-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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Had the same thing happen... I drove like that for about a year and a half... eventually the bar that goes through the top of the shock and bolts to the body snapped in half. I wouldn't recommend going THAT long... but you should be okay for a while Hey, what can I say... I was poor...
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Unread 04-10-2013, 06:22 PM   #6
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Thanks gents for the quick response. Hopefully I'll have this fixed within two weeks.
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