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Old 03-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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top of shock bolt is rounded off, need your opinion

so one of my front shocks has the top of the bolt rounded off so i can spin the nut without spinning the bolt, if i vicegrip the top of the shock well that hold, or should i cut off the plastic part on the top to try and hold the rod?

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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so one of my front shocks has the top of the bolt rounded off so i can spin the nut without spinning the bolt, if i vicegrip the top of the shock well that hold, or should i cut off the plastic part on the top to try and hold the rod?
Are you replacing them? If so I just unbolted the bottom and pulled and the top snapped off.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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I could never get vise grips to hold when it happened to me. Since the new shocks came with new bolts I just dremeled off the old nut. I have found the best things for rusted, seized bolts are PB Blaster, propane torch, and a dremel in that order. If the first two don't work, the last will
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