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Old 10-17-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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Broke a shock!

I broke a shock while hunting on Sunday. Any suggestions on replacements, and how hard are they to change?

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Old 10-18-2005, 07:02 AM   #2
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do you have a lift ?
what kind of shock ?
what year jeep ?
i could keep goin do you get the picture yet ?

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Old 10-18-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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My jeep is a '93 wrangler
I have a shackle lift is all.
31 in. tires
shocks are stock, no picks, I think that they are more old than anything. There was a bunch of washboards where I was hunting and all of the sudden the rear end of my jeep just started riding hard, and when you look at it from the rear the drivers side seems to sag a little.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:38 AM   #4
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shocks are easy and you can use stock replacements on your jeep shackle lift not enuf to influence shocks just unbolt the old ones and bolt in the new ones
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Old 10-19-2005, 11:50 AM   #5
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Would you recomend using stock ones, or upgrading?
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:11 PM   #6
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Upgrade duh!!!!!! What better excuse is there than...sorry honey but it broke,...I had too! now its better and wont break (here) again.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:01 PM   #7
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Shocks will not cause the rear end to sag on one side, they simply control the movements of the spring. I would take a good look at the leaf springs too. One of them may be cracked. Maybe you should just go for a lift kit.
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Old 11-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #8
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yeah and if anybodys front shocks were as hard as mine to unscrew, just cut that damn nut. I would turn the nut and the shock would spin with it!
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:27 PM   #9
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You are supposed to put a wrench on the very top of the shaft above the threaded portion to keep it from doing that. Mine had quite a bit of rust and I was still able to hold it.

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