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I have a Mopar 2 1/2 inch lift on my 2017 Jeep JK 2dr. Over the past few months I started hearing a lot of squeaking coming from my rear end. While torquing everything I noticed that the upper shock mount on both rear shocks was not centered on the mounting bar as shown in the pictures here. Is this normal or is there a problem with these shocks? These shocks have approx 20000 miles on them, maybe 2000 +/- of which is off road.

Thanks for any help!

The one on the left , the bar pin looks bent.

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The one on the left , the bar pin looks bent.
I didn't notice that it might be bent, I'll crawl under again tomorrow morning and see if I can get a picture from another angle. The pictures I posted are both from the drivers side rear shock to show that the bushing was so far over towards the middle of the jeep it was covering the knuckle that I guess is suppose to keep it centered. Thanks for the feedback.

From what I can see in the pic... That shock took a shot of some magnitude.

Any recent events (prior to the noise)?

Yes, mounting bar is bent, maybe broken. Email Fox with a picture and get a new bar. Should be an easy swap.

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Yes, mounting bar is bent, maybe broken. Email Fox with a picture and get a new bar. Should be an easy swap.
This would mean the mounting bar on both rear shocks are bent or broken. The pictures I posted were of only the drivers side shock. The passenger side shock looks exactly the same. Tomorrow morning I will get better pictures. Tks!

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From what I can see in the pic... That shock took a shot of some magnitude.

Any recent events (prior to the noise)?
No hard hits. No events that would cause that kind of damage, especially on both the driver and passenger side. The worse thing I feel I do is drive to fast over washboarded roads and similar rough roads. I think that can cause bolts and nuts to loosen so I do retorque. I'll follow up in the morning after I re-inspect them. Tks!

Could be just the photo angle. Hopefully that’s the case,if it is use a small pry bar to slide the shocks back to center and see what happens

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Could be just the photo angle. Hopefully that’s the case,if it is use a small pry bar to slide the shocks back to center and see what happens
I believe Jadmt is correct, it's just the camera angle. After looking closely this morning they don't look bent or broken, just out of place. So is that normal? They squeak like heck. I think it's time for new shocks. Any recommendations on what shock I should replace them with? (all 4 shocks, Mopar 2" lift on 2017 JK 2dr) I don't like the issues I've had with the fox shocks, I've had 2 leak, both were the rear shocks and they were replaced early on and now this. They have 20K on them.

Pics from this morning, the first two are the passenger side and the second two are the drivers side.

squirt some silcon spray or wd40 on the rubber bushings and slide them back in to place and see if that stops the squeaking.

That said Falcon 3.1 0-2 (now listed as 1.5-2.5) pair exceedingly well with the 2" mopar coils. @Pressurized will confirm this. I have been in a lot of jeeps with a lot of different lifts and this combo flat rides nice.

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squirt some silcon spray or wd40 on the rubber bushings and slide them back in to place and see if that stops the squeaking.

That said Falcon 3.1 0-2 (now listed as 1.5-2.5) pair exceedingly well with the 2" mopar coils. @Pressurized will confirm this. I have been in a lot of jeeps with a lot of different lifts and this combo flat rides nice.
I agree with @jadmt wholeheartedly! Squirt some lube on those bushings and bars and use a large screwdriver to slide them back in to position...

If you feel the need to change shocks, the Falcon 3.1's are an EXCELLENT match for the Mopar coils. Use the 1.5-2.5 if you are running just the Mopar coils or if you add 3/4" coil spacers, you can run the 2.5-3.5 version for max articulation.

Even the 1.5 - 2.5 version will be an increase in flex...

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I agree with @jadmt wholeheartedly! Squirt some lube on those bushings and bars and use a large screwdriver to slide them back in to position...

If you feel the need to change shocks, the Falcon 3.1's are an EXCELLENT match for the Mopar coils. Use the 1.5-2.5 if you are running just the Mopar coils or if you add 3/4" coil spacers, you can run the 2.5-3.5 version for max articulation.

Even the 1.5 - 2.5 version will be an increase in flex...
Spraying lube on the bushing should work to quiet the ride for a while but I also feel that they will just slide back over again. I'll give it a try. Thank you and Jadmt for the info, If I decide to replace all the shocks I'll go with the Falcon 3.1s as you both suggested. Thanks for the help!

So I took the JK to the dealer, they agreed that the shocks needed to be replaced... under warranty. But... none in stock and at least 30-60 days until they can get some. I guess I'll wait. Going to spray them with some lube and push them back in place. We'll see what happens next time I get off road.

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So I took the JK to the dealer, they agreed that the shocks needed to be replaced... under warranty. But... none in stock and at least 30-60 days until they can get some. I guess I'll wait. Going to spray them with some lube and push them back in place. We'll see what happens next time I get off road.
Hi Priherd,
If you would like to send us a private message, we would be happy to see if there is anything we can do on our end to make this a faster process!
Alex
Jeep Social Care Specialist

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So I took the JK to the dealer, they agreed that the shocks needed to be replaced... under warranty. But... none in stock and at least 30-60 days until they can get some. I guess I'll wait. Going to spray them with some lube and push them back in place. We'll see what happens next time I get off road.
Almost a month later, I got a call from the dealer, they had received the parts. I dropped the JK off at the dealer and they said they would call when it was finished. That evening I still had not received a call from them so I called to find out what was taking so long to replace two rear shocks. they replied " Oh, we are replacing the entire lift kit! It will be finished tomorrow mid day!) Hmmmm... Ok. The next afternoon they called and said the alignment was finished and I could come pick it up. As soon as I got to the dealership I went straight to the jeep to look and see if they really change the entire lift kit, they did, all under warranty including the alignment. Didn't cost me a cent. I asked for the service manager and I asked him why he felt they needed to replace the whole thing, ( I mean they replaced everything, the front drive shaft, front shocks and the front coil springs, the rear coil springs all the bump stops and of course the rear shocks. They did left my Teraflex Alpine lower control arms in place, no cam bolts.) He said that after seeing how the shocks were being pushed hard off to the side of the mounting pin and hearing all the bushings squeaking and some other odd noises he felt that there may have been some bent parts in the suspension system which he would never be able to find or repair so he replaced the entire lift kit. I had 21000 mile on the lift and now I have a brand new lift kit. Happy Jeeper here!

nice to read a good story on a dealer.

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Hi Priherd,
If you would like to send us a private message, we would be happy to see if there is anything we can do on our end to make this a faster process!
Alex
Jeep Social Care Specialist

The dealer was the key in this but with the help of JeepCares. Thank you JeepCares for getting involved and escalating this. Jeep Cares called me a few times to update me on the shipment of parts and even got me a tracking number so I would know when the parts were arriving (Even if I didn't know the parts were in fact the entire lift kit!) If you post a problem and Jeep Cares asked to help, let them help you! And if you're ever near Vernal, Utah and need some repairs to your Jeep, Downtown Auto Group is the place to go!

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nice to read a good story on a dealer.
Is there anyway this thread can be moved to the Mopar 2 inch lift 77070088 - with Fox Shocks thread? I wish I would have started it there but unfortunately I didn't. Thanks!
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From what I can see in the pic... That shock took a shot of some magnitude.

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Yes, mounting bar is bent, maybe broken. Email Fox with a picture and get a new bar. Should be an easy swap.
 

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Yes, mounting bar is bent, maybe broken. Email Fox with a picture and get a new bar. Should be an easy swap.
This would mean the mounting bar on both rear shocks are bent or broken. The pictures I posted were of only the drivers side shock. The passenger side shock looks exactly the same. Tomorrow morning I will get better pictures. Tks!
 

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From what I can see in the pic... That shock took a shot of some magnitude.

Any recent events (prior to the noise)?
No hard hits. No events that would cause that kind of damage, especially on both the driver and passenger side. The worse thing I feel I do is drive to fast over washboarded roads and similar rough roads. I think that can cause bolts and nuts to loosen so I do retorque. I'll follow up in the morning after I re-inspect them. Tks!
 

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Could be just the photo angle. Hopefully that’s the case,if it is use a small pry bar to slide the shocks back to center and see what happens
 

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Could be just the photo angle. Hopefully that’s the case,if it is use a small pry bar to slide the shocks back to center and see what happens
I believe Jadmt is correct, it's just the camera angle. After looking closely this morning they don't look bent or broken, just out of place. So is that normal? They squeak like heck. I think it's time for new shocks. Any recommendations on what shock I should replace them with? (all 4 shocks, Mopar 2" lift on 2017 JK 2dr) I don't like the issues I've had with the fox shocks, I've had 2 leak, both were the rear shocks and they were replaced early on and now this. They have 20K on them.

Pics from this morning, the first two are the passenger side and the second two are the drivers side.
 

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squirt some silcon spray or wd40 on the rubber bushings and slide them back in to place and see if that stops the squeaking.

That said Falcon 3.1 0-2 (now listed as 1.5-2.5) pair exceedingly well with the 2" mopar coils. @Pressurized will confirm this. I have been in a lot of jeeps with a lot of different lifts and this combo flat rides nice.
 
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squirt some silcon spray or wd40 on the rubber bushings and slide them back in to place and see if that stops the squeaking.

That said Falcon 3.1 0-2 (now listed as 1.5-2.5) pair exceedingly well with the 2" mopar coils. @Pressurized will confirm this. I have been in a lot of jeeps with a lot of different lifts and this combo flat rides nice.
I agree with @jadmt wholeheartedly! Squirt some lube on those bushings and bars and use a large screwdriver to slide them back in to position...

If you feel the need to change shocks, the Falcon 3.1's are an EXCELLENT match for the Mopar coils. Use the 1.5-2.5 if you are running just the Mopar coils or if you add 3/4" coil spacers, you can run the 2.5-3.5 version for max articulation.

Even the 1.5 - 2.5 version will be an increase in flex...
 

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I agree with @jadmt wholeheartedly! Squirt some lube on those bushings and bars and use a large screwdriver to slide them back in to position...

If you feel the need to change shocks, the Falcon 3.1's are an EXCELLENT match for the Mopar coils. Use the 1.5-2.5 if you are running just the Mopar coils or if you add 3/4" coil spacers, you can run the 2.5-3.5 version for max articulation.

Even the 1.5 - 2.5 version will be an increase in flex...
Spraying lube on the bushing should work to quiet the ride for a while but I also feel that they will just slide back over again. I'll give it a try. Thank you and Jadmt for the info, If I decide to replace all the shocks I'll go with the Falcon 3.1s as you both suggested. Thanks for the help! :winner:
 

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So I took the JK to the dealer, they agreed that the shocks needed to be replaced... under warranty. But... none in stock and at least 30-60 days until they can get some. I guess I'll wait. Going to spray them with some lube and push them back in place. We'll see what happens next time I get off road.
 

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So I took the JK to the dealer, they agreed that the shocks needed to be replaced... under warranty. But... none in stock and at least 30-60 days until they can get some. I guess I'll wait. Going to spray them with some lube and push them back in place. We'll see what happens next time I get off road.
Hi Priherd,
If you would like to send us a private message, we would be happy to see if there is anything we can do on our end to make this a faster process!
Alex
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So I took the JK to the dealer, they agreed that the shocks needed to be replaced... under warranty. But... none in stock and at least 30-60 days until they can get some. I guess I'll wait. Going to spray them with some lube and push them back in place. We'll see what happens next time I get off road.
Almost a month later, I got a call from the dealer, they had received the parts. I dropped the JK off at the dealer and they said they would call when it was finished. That evening I still had not received a call from them so I called to find out what was taking so long to replace two rear shocks. they replied " Oh, we are replacing the entire lift kit! It will be finished tomorrow mid day!) :jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop: Hmmmm... Ok. The next afternoon they called and said the alignment was finished and I could come pick it up. As soon as I got to the dealership I went straight to the jeep to look and see if they really change the entire lift kit, they did, all under warranty including the alignment. Didn't cost me a cent. I asked for the service manager and I asked him why he felt they needed to replace the whole thing, ( I mean they replaced everything, the front drive shaft, front shocks and the front coil springs, the rear coil springs all the bump stops and of course the rear shocks. They did left my Teraflex Alpine lower control arms in place, no cam bolts.) He said that after seeing how the shocks were being pushed hard off to the side of the mounting pin and hearing all the bushings squeaking and some other odd noises he felt that there may have been some bent parts in the suspension system which he would never be able to find or repair so he replaced the entire lift kit. I had 21000 mile on the lift and now I have a brand new lift kit. Happy Jeeper here!
 

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Hi Priherd,
If you would like to send us a private message, we would be happy to see if there is anything we can do on our end to make this a faster process!
Alex
Jeep Social Care Specialist

The dealer was the key in this but with the help of JeepCares. Thank you JeepCares for getting involved and escalating this. Jeep Cares called me a few times to update me on the shipment of parts and even got me a tracking number so I would know when the parts were arriving (Even if I didn't know the parts were in fact the entire lift kit!) If you post a problem and Jeep Cares asked to help, let them help you! And if you're ever near Vernal, Utah and need some repairs to your Jeep, Downtown Auto Group is the place to go!
 

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nice to read a good story on a dealer.
Is there anyway this thread can be moved to the Mopar 2 inch lift 77070088 - with Fox Shocks thread? I wish I would have started it there but unfortunately I didn't. Thanks!
 

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Is there anyway this thread can be moved to the Mopar 2 inch lift 77070088 - with Fox Shocks thread? I wish I would have started it there but unfortunately I didn't. Thanks!
working on it but something is going amiss
 
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If it can't be moved I will just write a summary on the Mopar 2in Lift Thread and reference this one. I'll have to do it later though, I need to go find some rocks to play on right now! Tks
 

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