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post #1 of 10 Old 06-02-2010, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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a bumpy ride home

so last night i went fishing. and on the way back home this is what i had to deal with.




i just tied it up with some wire and took off the shock at home.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-02-2010, 10:15 AM
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at least it was just the shock which is easily replaceable.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-02-2010, 10:23 AM
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Your shocks must me acting as the bump stops.
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Your shocks must me acting as the bump stops.
ya, its almost impossible to break a shock like that unless you were doing heavy offroading.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-02-2010, 10:39 AM
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When you raised your Jeep 2-1/2 inches did you add bump stop spacers to compensate? Looking at one of your other pics it doesnít look like it.
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yeah i didnt add bump stops. but the road i was on when it broke, is flater then flat.
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yeah i didnt add bump stops. but the road i was on when it broke, is flater then flat.
That doesnít matter. Most likely the major damage to the failed shock had been done before your fishing trip. It just happened to be the last straw and failed. If you donít correct the problem more things will break. Next time it just might be the mount itself. You have to pay attention to the small stuff. Itís all related and needs to be corrected.
Every time the shock acts as a bump stop itís a very violent hit. Something has to give. This time your shock, next time the mounts.
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That doesnít matter. Most likely the major damage to the failed shock had been done before your fishing trip. It just happened to be the last straw and failed. If you donít correct the problem more things will break. Next time it just might be the mount itself. You have to pay attention to the small stuff. Itís all related and needs to be corrected.
Every time the shock acts as a bump stop itís a very violent hit. Something has to give. This time your shock, next time the mounts.
yeah i know what u mean. ill be gettin all new lift real soon anyway.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-02-2010, 08:06 PM
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I broke a bar pin on my RC shocks and was NOT wheeling at the time. The bar pins are a weak point in my opinion. Also, I know my shocks are not acting as bump stops.

Get a bar pin eliminator and be one with the crappy design of the bar pin itself.
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-02-2010, 10:03 PM
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You donít have to be ďwheeling at the timeĒ for a bar pin to break. Iím not saying that for absolute certainly that the shock is acting as the bump stop, just most likely since the Jeep was lifted. Did you ever actually check the length of up travel on you stock shocks? Thereís a reason that bump stops are included in most kits. Theyíre not just for limiting coil compression. If you donít wheel it then most likely you can get away without them. Why chance it though?
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