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Old 12-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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welded top rear shock mount

I snapped the crappy bolt that was in the top rear shock mount in two. Tried drilling it out and got off center. Would welding the mount that goes through the top of the shock to bracket that use to have the bolt in be a genius or stupid idea?

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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I limped Red to a local shop and paid them the $80 bucks to get out the busted bolt and replace re-weld new upper shock mounts in both sides in the rear...I don't have the tools/ time/ or patience...I went to dinner and when I came back it was done.

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Old 11-22-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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I too am in the process of drilling one out! its a PITB, esp. because I have a laim left arm! getting old sux
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Next time I do shocks I will be installing bar pin eliminators for sure. Deal with that once then after that those bolts can freeze up all they want cuz I won't need to take them out.
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Be careful using bar-pin eliminator. You lose an inch of uptravel when you use them.

A better fix would be to outboard your shocks.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #6
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Next time I do shocks I will be installing bar pin eliminators for sure. Deal with that once then after that those bolts can freeze up all they want cuz I won't need to take them out.
You may want to reevaluate that unless you're alright with giving up travel for zero benefit. I was about to buy some when I did mine too, but I did some research for a half hour or so on the morning I was putting on my shocks. I found that for me, there wasn't a single good reason to use BPE's that didn't have a better solution. YMMV.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #7
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I understand they would move the upper shock mount down about an inch but would that really be enough to limit travel?
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #8
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I understand they would move the upper shock mount down about an inch but would that really be enough to limit travel?
You shorten the length of the shock by 1" at ride height. If you don't adjust your bumpstops accordingly, your compression stop will now be your shock and not your bumpstop. That's not what you want. If you can remove your upper shock bolts put anti-seize on them before reinstalling.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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Ok good point
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #10
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can someone explain "outboarding your shocks" please ?
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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Thank you,, look like a lot of work from where I stand I just have one bolt to drill out ! but it isn't fun !

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