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Old 10-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
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Rear shocks metal bracket in bushing

I have a set of rear bilstein 5100's from my 2011 f150, 6 months old and I wanted to put them on the jeep but it doesn't have the metal bracket in the bushing.

Does anyone know if the metal bracket in the bushing can be removed and added to a new shock?
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #2
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Nothing? I'm sure most of you have taken ur rear shocks off and looked at the top bracket

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In many aftermarket shocks, the "tie bar" or "bar pin" can be slid in and out of the bushing with a little grease. As I recall, the bar pins on my originals were bonded to the bushing, and a real bear to remove. I believe my Bilsteins were the same way when I converted them from my TJ to my JKUR. Stand ready for a struggle, and possibly having to come up with new bushings as well. Be careful not to damage the shock bodies.
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In many aftermarket shocks, the "tie bar" or "bar pin" can be slid in and out of the bushing with a little grease. As I recall, the bar pins on my originals were bonded to the bushing, and a real bear to remove. I believe my Bilsteins were the same way when I converted them from my TJ to my JKUR. Stand ready for a struggle, and possibly having to come up with new bushings as well. Be careful not to damage the shock bodies.
I run Bilsteins shocks as well and would recommend you look into Bilsteinoffroad.com, I got great tech service and as a bonus you can order online anytime from them. Good luck!
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