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Broken Shock Studs


 
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Orangeamc13
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:34 am    Post subject: Broken Shock Studs Reply with quote

I have 2 of these to repair. One is on a D35 the other is a 8.25. I have some ideas for repairing these, but would like some input from others.

Here is the 8.25!




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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thinking outside the box....I would pick up a new set of shock mounts for each axle and do something like this with them.

http://go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoRearShockM.htm

Not only would that fix the problem, but it will also give better ground clearance as well. You'd have to run slightly shorter shocks and/or adjust the rear bumpstops though. Again, just an idea... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThePhantum wrote:
Just thinking outside the box....I would pick up a new set of shock mounts for each axle and do something like this with them.

http://go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoRearShockM.htm

Not only would that fix the problem, but it will also give better ground clearance as well. You'd have to run slightly shorter shocks and/or adjust the rear bumpstops though. Again, just an idea... Wink


That is a great idea, but neither of these axles are under my Jeeps. The 8.25 I bought to resell and the D35 is under a buddies XJ. It is something that I will consider for one of my rigs in the future!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up repairing the D35 the same day as the first post. My buddy was replacing his shocks and the bolt snapped off, so he called me up to get it fixed. His XJ is a DD so he needed it for work ASAP. We didn't have time to order anything. When he got to my house I tried to remove the other nut and that stud snapped as well. The following is the repair of drivers side, pass side was the same.

I cut off the broken stud.



Then I had to get some hardware. The stud has a 1/2" spacer attached, I used some washers to make up the space. I also had to use some extra sleeves I had for the shock eye (not pictured).



Had to grind down the bracket and drill a hole for a bolt to go through.



Then I put the bolt in the bracket and tightened it all down, minus the shock, so I could weld the head of the bolt to the bracket. After, I removed the washers and nut, I welded in the the other side of the bracket filling in the recess pictured above.



This is a completed new stud!



Sorry, these pics aren't the best quality!

Here's the XJ.


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