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feuer895
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:18 pm    Post subject: shock problems Reply with quote

ok i know eveyone has the top shock mounting bolts rust up in there xj's. mine came out fine.
My problem is when i went to put the new one in i started putting in the bolt it went in and got tight and everthing but then i started tourqing everthing down it stripped the threads from the metal.

Do i need to drill out a bigger hole for it or get some selftapering bolts? or should i just run it with out the shocks in the rear id really like to put them on since ive allready paid for them?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it stripped out you are going to have to drill and tap it the next size up.its not a good idea to run with only one shock
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if i took both shocks off the back would it be fine till im able to have time to put them on and drill and tap it i proboblay have the time i just need to aquire the tools.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

feuer895 wrote:
if i took both shocks off the back would it be fine till im able to have time to put them on and drill and tap it i proboblay have the time i just need to aquire the tools.

No.

But if you're looking for someone to say go ahead...do it. Then, sure. It'll be fine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was just wondering if anyone ever ran there xj with out rear shocks and how bad it was?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

feuer895 wrote:
i was just wondering if anyone ever ran there xj with out rear shocks and how bad it was?



I'm gonna guess Bouncy... at best??
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And your rear springs are gonna have all sorts of fun with your axle and driveshaft, the wheelwells, tire rubbing, bottoming out, etc...

Not cool, by any stretch.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not having shocks isn't going to cause any kind of tire rub or bottoming out. What will happen is there will be no dampening of the springs. So when you hit a bump, the tire will keep bouncing and bouncing until it finally evens out. Not only will it make for a very rough ride, but it can be dangerous as well since when a tire is bouncing it is not in contact with the ground.
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