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Unread 10-02-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
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Rear shock mount broke.....?????

I have a 2001 Jeep wrangler with a 2inch lift. Yesterday my right rear shock came loose and was hitting my exhaust. I took off the shock and noticed that the top part of the mount had broken off and I also lost the top bolt connected to the shock. Does anyone know where I can get the parts to fix it myself? And is it dangerous to be driving around with a shock missing??

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Unread 10-02-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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If the part that broke is the bar pin (the part with the U cut on each end that goes through the top shock bushing), then you'll need to replace the shock because the bar pin comes with the shock. And you'll need to get two shocks because you should never just replace one shock. The bolt you can get from any real hardware store. While you're at it, replace both and make sure they're either grade 5 or 8.

Driving with a shock missing is doable, but you should be careful. Your rear will bounce a lot more and you'll need to watch yourself real carefully on turns.

Also, and this might be why your bar pin broke in the first place, you need to make sure your shocks are the right length for your lift and you have sufficient bumpstops to prevent the shock from being overcompressed - otherwise you'll just break your bar pin again when you compress your rear.
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Unread 10-02-2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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check out my thread on this subject, the exact thing happend to me, it was even on the same side as yours hitting the exhaust.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/shock-bolt-broke-599612/
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