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Old 02-13-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Rear Shock Replacement Breaking Possibility

I'm about to replace my rear shocks because they are original and just horrible. What do you say is the possibility that I break the rear upper mounting bolts? Just a fun poll and input from people who have broken their upper mounting bolts in their mount.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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Shot the bolts with Kroil and let them soak for a day. I was expecting the worst, but they backed right out.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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You being from Michigan and having an older Jeep (looks like 1997)..... your chances aren't looking good my friend.

Start soaking those bad boys in PB Blaster now. Soak them good!
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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I soaked mine in PB Blaster everyday for 7 straight days (while wating for parts) and everyone of them came out.... if u take a screwdriver u can lift the inner fender to get access..
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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I will start soaking them now then. I have already taken out the plastic fender wheel wells. Did you guys use a air impact or standard socket wrench ?
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Don't use an air impact to remove. You will have way less control over breaking. IMO
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Don't use an air impact to remove. You will have way less control over breaking. IMO

x2 def use a good ole hand ratchet.....
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #8
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I just got my Teraflex Rear Shock adapters so I will just put them in once and never have to worry about that again. Since my Pass rear upper is ripped out of the mount, I will have to weld it up, drill a new hole and then just put a bolt and nut through it. I will be using grade 8 to put them in for less trouble down the road.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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I used my air impact on everything I think impacts help take them out easier with vibrations and such. I replaced the bolts with stainless ones so they can never grow in there. I didn't break them :lucky:
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:33 PM   #10
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i just encountered that problem about 4 hrs and a cutoff wheel had bolts cut out and new grade 8 bolts and nuts installed on 06 wrangler

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