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Unread 04-26-2011, 11:53 PM   #1
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Rear shock is loose on bottom 'bolt'

Its a pro comp shock (pretty sure) with a 4" long arm lift. I noticed today I heard quite a bit of thunking and squeaking coming from the back right tire. I got out, and shook the Jeep, and noticed that the shock was moving slightly on the bottom bolt (the one that mounts to the axle). I checked the bolt, and it was tight; but Im assuming the bushing is toast on the shock.

I was looking to replace the shocks anyways, but how bad is this to leave for a while?

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Unread 04-26-2011, 11:55 PM   #2
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How long is a while? Bushings are pretty cheap.
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Unread 04-26-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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Well that depends haha. Id like to buy a new set of shocks so I dont want to do the work twice but funds are low.

Call it lazy; I call it efficient.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 01:43 AM   #4
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The damage you'd do is if the bolt gave way from it wearing on it. Who knows what that swinging shock will hit once it comes loose? gas tank etc.

I agree with the above post that bushings are cheap, and the bottom bolts are the easiest IMO. Just change it.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 03:27 AM   #5
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The damage you'd do is if the bolt gave way from it wearing on it. Who knows what that swinging shock will hit once it comes loose? gas tank etc.

I agree with the above post that bushings are cheap, and the bottom bolts are the easiest IMO. Just change it.
Okay; so just curious; what is it called; and who should I get it from? Do I need to get one from the shock manufacturer, or is it a part that the dealership/partstore can order?
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Unread 04-27-2011, 06:00 AM   #6
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I just had the same thing happen to my Skyjacker shock. The dealer just sells the whole shock (at least that is what they told me). I ended up going through Skyjacker to get the bushing part number and then ordered it through one of their distributors.
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