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post #1 of 7 Old 06-14-2010, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Broken Shock Absorber...

Well, not exactly. The piece that goes thru the top eyelet and fastens to the frame broke. It turns out it's just a hollow tube with the ends pinched and slotted (I don't know if this is how all manufacturers make them or not). Would it take well to a welding or should I just make one out of solid rod?
The shock is only 2 years old and still works fine. I'm too cheap to replace just yet.


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post #2 of 7 Old 06-14-2010, 05:48 AM
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You can probably knock/drill/cut out the stub of the post so you end up with a somewhat large hole in the welded on bracket. Some shock companies include bolt-on posts with their shocks, I know Rancho does with some. Here is a photo of the mount I fabricated on my Jeep, but I used the bolt-on post that came with the shocks. You may be able to get the bolt separately somewhere and use it with the OEM bracket.


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That's a nice mount you have there, but I think we have very different setups. On my TJ, the top of the shock gets bolted to the bottom of the frame. I TIG welded the part, and hopefully it'll hold up. It just surprised me that Black Diamond/Superlift would use cheesy materials like a hollow tube for their shock mounts.


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Sorry. I usually notice the vehicle type but missed it this time. Yup, very different, and a much easier fix than if the post had broken of a YJ.

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Four years later, and the weld job has held for twice as long as the part did before it broke.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-22-2014, 12:18 PM
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sounds like you did a great job welding it up. congrats!

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