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#1 11-09-2014 10:48:59

chuck
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Registered: 10-22-2008
Posts: 66

shock mounts

I posted earlier about a broken lower shock mount on my rear axle. as I was contemplating what to do I decided to check out the other side. It looks like the same exact break happened over there as well with the guy who had it before me. That one had the old post hacked off with a bolt through it already.

I opted to hack the post off the rest of the recent break and put a hole through it as well. I used a couple of Gr 8.8 bolts and mounted the shocks back in place. All seemed to hold pretty well

I am not exactly crazy about this fix. I know the 8.8's are pretty strong but I am contemplating getting a new set of mounts and having them welded on.

I would love to see what the opinion of the group is on this one.

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#2 11-09-2014 10:49:30

stevil
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Registered: 04-29-2009
Posts: 213

Re: shock mounts

Go to a Monroe shock dealer and order part # CP5 (cantilever pin #5)  Just put it in the hole and put the nut on the back and it will be the right pin for the lower shock mount.

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#3 11-09-2014 11:00:50

chuck
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Re: shock mounts

I will have to do some looking into that

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#4 11-09-2014 16:50:12

chuck
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Re: shock mounts

I called my local monroe dealer and a few other shock places in the area with no luck.  They had no clue what I was talking about.

I found and called a local jeep only customizing shop who knew exactly what I was talking about.  evidently when XJ's are being wheeled regularly this pin is known to break, in addition to when road salt just kills it on its own.

they have a bolt on pin that I just drill out the old one and put this in its place.  Theirs runs $12 a piece.

I will let you guys know how it goes on, I should pick it up on saturday-ish

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#5 11-09-2014 16:50:37

stevil
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Re: shock mounts

I just hate it when dealers don't know what they are selling.  That part is one of several that come with some of their shocks.  It is listed in their ecatalogue on line.  I used to use the equivalent Gabriel part regularly in my shop for Jeeps

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