Has anyone ever had almost brand new Rubicon Shocks seemingly leak oil onto the shock body? I got these used from another forum and they are obviously very mint condition not dirty, no scratches, no rust on the upper mount threads.. but there appears to be some kind of oil on the shock bodies... what gives?
The 4 shocks on my 10 Rubi are totally dry. I don't know, any shocks that leak I was taught that they aren't good and should be replaced. Unless you think that the oil was transferred to them from something else. If a shock leaks it can still appear to be fine, but I wouldn't want it on my JK. Don't know what to tell you. "If" they're all leaking why would you use them. It will only get worse.
Depending on how new the shocks are, the oil may be simply left over from when the shocks were assembled. Not unusual. As pluke the 2 said, compress them and if they all expand at the same rate, they are fine.
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I agree, I put the rears on yesterday and they are a night and day difference from the stock shocks. My Jeep only has 4500 miles and it would appear that the stock shocks are worn out already. Very easy to depress and take forever to extend back out...