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Rear Shock Mount Failure**Pics**

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blackblazer717, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. blackblazer717

    blackblazer717 1/2 ton status

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    how would you all suggest on fixing this, ill check back later i gotta go to work, i dont know how ill do it, lemme know what you think, i was getting the worst rattle for about a week than i finally tracked it down to the frame fracturing around the rear passenger side upper shock mount......
    thanks in advance on any help
    LUKE

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    Flat washers welded on each side. More than a couple of members have done that with good success.

    John
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    same thing that my buddy did as well
     
  4. blackblazer717

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    update

    i welded a HUGE real thick washer to both sides and i found that the stud is JUST long enough for the lock washer and bolt to fit, but its all good, thanks guys i figured thats what you would say so i did it without even seeing what you wrote.....

    LUKE
     
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    Probebly be worth checking your shock length and drop. You may well need longer/shorter shocks and /or limiting studs/longer bump stops.
     
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    The mounts are netorious(spelling) for doing that. The frame cracks. But this is also caused by the mount becoming loose and wobling around in the hold. Every once in awhile check and make sure the mount itself is tight to the frame.
     
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    ya thanks guys, i MIGHT have bottomed that one out a week or so ago, and thats why it broke, the stretch and stoke are correct i just lost a bump stop on that side and that probably did it....
    its fixed now so it should be all good!
    LUKE
     

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