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Old 03-28-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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shock question....

So, I got the whole back end of my jeep hanging down and I'm at a loss. I have new shocks and where they hook on doesn't look at all like the shocks I just took off. There's a whole lotta little pieces and I'm thinking I've got the wrong shocks??? Is that possible? I bought them as a set for a TJ, but all four look the same. Are there front and back shocks?

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Chris, the front shocks will look like a sword at one end and an EYE at the other. The rears will have an eye on both ends, but will need a bar pin inserted so they can be mounted on the top.

If you can just snap a pic of what you have and we can sort it out.

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Old 03-28-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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ok... I think I have them figured out. (ha)

I assume then the red rubber bushing thing goes around the bar that goes through the eye?

man, there's too many pieces..... can there be left overs?

And that the hell is the big rubber crumply thing?

kill me now.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:09 PM   #4
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there's a zip tie. wtf. a zip tie? and red too. kill me.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:13 PM   #5
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The shocks you just got are universal mount instead of TJ specific mount. Many people do run the universal mount but they require shock conversions and bar pin eliminators.

JKS makes some. You need the 9602 (front upper), 9603 (front lower), 9604 (rear upper). They are probably available cheaper from other sources though.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:15 PM   #6
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The crumply thing is a shock boot, the zip tie holds the boot in place. Throw them both away unless you really like the bling.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:25 PM   #7
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Do I put the bar pin in the rubber bushing thing first or but the bushing into the shock end? Cuz I can't seem to do either.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:28 PM   #8
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Bushing into shock first. Use window cleaner to lubricate. I use a vice and a couple of large sockets.
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So, I got the whole back end of my jeep hanging down and I'm at a loss. I have new shocks and where they hook on doesn't look at all like the shocks I just took off. There's a whole lotta little pieces and I'm thinking I've got the wrong shocks??? Is that possible? I bought them as a set for a TJ, but all four look the same. Are there front and back shocks?
You should have two of each in that set:



The fronts look like the one on the left and the rears look like the one on the right. Are you sure that all four are the same?

The zip tie is for the boot (the crimply red thing).
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:17 PM   #10
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Thanks guys. I've got the new coils and spacers in, and I'm about to tackle the shocks. Just so you know, I hate you all for telling me I could do this.
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make sure after you drive around a a few miles to go back and retighten everything you loosened or took off. if you dont have a vice the shocks can be a real pain in the arse
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Just so you know, I hate you all for telling me I could do this.
You won't be hating us when you are posting pics of how it looks later tonight. You'll be all smiles and wanting to go flex it out.
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:44 PM   #13
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yeah, but I'm seething with hate right now

I got the pins into the bushing, grease and a bench vise. Little sobs didn't have a chance
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Just so you know, I hate you all for telling me I could do this.
We only told you that you could do it cause we were too afraid to tell you no way cause you are a girl!

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I just sent a man over to help...
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I have a man, Scout, thanks. You can have yours back.

The back end is done. It was those goddang shocks.

Eric... you suck.
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I never said you (a girl ) could do it, I just said it was easy .
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:41 PM   #18
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And just wait till the lift, coils, and seat risers are on. It'll be almost 5" taller, so it will be like you're 4' 6". You will finally be able to go through drive throughs and reach the window .
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oh you can all just kiss my.....

new problem. How do I get the sway bar links out so that I can install the disconnects???
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:22 PM   #20
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Pickle fork and BFH, or a puller of some sort.
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I have a man, Scout, thanks. You can have yours back.
My apologies, but I spit coke out my nose again readin' this.
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here.....have a napkin
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here.....have a napkin
Is it for the coke or something else????
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for the coke.....and anything else that needs wipe'n
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Pickle fork and BFH, or a puller of some sort.
The sledge hammer worked out just fine

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My apologies, but I spit coke out my nose again readin' this.
It was a mean thing to say wasn't it? <snicker>

The lift is on yay!! I'm too beat to take pictures right now, but it feels freaking huge and drives like a tank thanks to those rubi springs (thanks Chuck)
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It was a mean thing to say wasn't it? <snicker>
That's as close as an apology gets, huh?
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without actually being an apology.
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cool tiny. the hardest part for me also was the shocks...i couldn't figure where all those parts went.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:38 PM   #29
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By the way, thanks everyone. I got phone numbers and offers to help all day. You guys are the best.
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By the way, thanks everyone. I got phone numbers and offers to help all day. You guys are the best.

That's what it's all about Chris. The very first lift I installed was a (At the time) custom long arm lift that had never been put on outside the guys shop before. We had no instructions and not near as much knowledge as we do now. It took 3 weekends of cussing at it, but it's still on there today, 3 years later.

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