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Topic Review (Newest First)
12-01-2009 11:06 PM
Adamlee78 even better... use some KY Jelly and a vise...
12-01-2009 09:46 PM
gerb04 greased the brackets up and they went in wicked easy.
11-30-2009 07:44 AM
gerb04 Thanks. I will try it tonight.
11-29-2009 08:56 PM
Twozerofd you could try some grease, that will make the metal dogbone go through. i usually just put the rubber insert in the shock eye, then apply steady downward force with my hand and slowly turn the metal dogbone. it takes some pushing but it will eventually go.
11-29-2009 08:39 PM
motokeen They are tight. I used some tire wet on the bushing to make it slick, then I used a socket that is biger then the hole. Then we put the whole assembly in the vice using light pressure to push the metal insert into the bushing. The socket has to be big enough for the metal mount to fit in until it is in the middle of the bushing. A large deep well.
11-29-2009 08:06 PM
gerb04 The insert is in the shock, but I can't get the metal bracket in the insert. What am I doing wrong??
11-28-2009 04:33 PM
gerb04 thanks. I will give it a shot.
11-28-2009 03:44 PM
4Jeepn I usually put the insert in 1st.. with a light coating of pb blaster wd-40 etc..if It will not go in right away. then also a light coating on the metal bracket. I raise the shock up so I can use a rubber mallet to tap them both in...
11-28-2009 03:42 PM
gerb04 Jerry, you out there?
11-28-2009 01:13 PM
Shock instal question

I just bought some Skyjacker hydro shocks for my 98. My question is for the front instal. On the lower end you have a rubber insert and the mounting bracket that goes through the rubber insert. My question is there a trick to get the rubber insert and bracket through the "eye hole" of the shock. Do you instal the rubber insert into the shock then the bracket, or do you instal the bracket in the rubber insert then instal that into the shock? First time working with vehicle shocks. Anything I need to know about the rear shocks when it comes time to instal them? Thanks guys.

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