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help on shock installation!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by suntadz, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. suntadz

    suntadz 1/2 ton status

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    Im in the middle of doing the front suspension and replacing my shocks. My problem is on my upper aux shock mount there seems to be about a 1/4 gap thats wider then the shock. My tuff country shocks came with 3 sleeves for the shock bushing. 2 smaller ones and one bigger one in diam. the bigger one looks like it would be a better fit but being a bigger diam it wont fit in the shock bushing. The 2 smaller ones will go right in but then the shock will have about the 1/4" of play between the mount perches. I tried to beat the bigger sleeve in but no luck without damaging the shock bushing. anyone know what the bigger sleeve is for and if the 1/4 gap is ok?
    Also the pin on the tie rod for the steering stab it stuck on and i cant seem to get it off. any ideas on that too? i think there is a cone in there like the sttering arm being a bugger for me but not sure.
    thanks
    robb

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  2. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    I had to add large washers with my TuffCountry also. I think the tie rod pin is tapered.
     
  3. suntadz

    suntadz 1/2 ton status

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    ok i got the thinner longer ones out of the ld shock to use and then with a BFH and a monkey wrench broke the other cone free. On my way again
     
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    Are you going to install an aftermarket damper, bypassing the stock mounts?
     
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    suntadz 1/2 ton status

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    no i just replaced a stock one. debated doing the dual setup but got this one already.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Monroe makes an install pack that solves the problem it is only $5.00 for it I think it is a p0019 call Monroe Shocks and ask about an install pack they can give you a number most dealers do not know this or carry it.
     

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