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Think I'll be OK running long shock with TF extensions??

Alright I went and lost my OEM upper rear shock bolts and I didn't realize it until tonight when I went to R&R my shocks with some 5100's (for a 2" lift). I've got the taller Rubi JKU springs, TF 2.5" BB and 2" bump stop blocks.

I've got it in my head that I may be fine leaving the shock extensions since uptravel is going to be limited by the blocks... Right?? Or do I need to pull my head outa my butt and go put the old shocks back on and wait until I get the right bolts???? I need to get this thing mobile tonight as it's my DD.

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Alright I went and lost my OEM upper rear shock bolts and I didn't realize it until tonight when I went to R&R my shocks with some 5100's (for a 2" lift). I've got the taller Rubi JKU springs, TF 2.5" BB and 2" bump stop blocks. I've got it in my head that I may be fine leaving the shock extensions since uptravel is going to be limited by the blocks... Right?? Or do I need to pull my head outa my butt and go put the old shocks back on and wait until I get the right bolts???? I need to get this thing mobile tonight as it's my DD. Thanks!

I would get the bolts and pull the extensions off if possible, but if you need to get to work being it's your DD, you're rig should be fine running the 5100s, just don't go screwing up the valving by jumping railroad crossings or offroading.
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I would get the bolts and pull the extensions off if possible, but if you need to get to work being it's your DD, you're rig should be fine running the 5100s, just don't go screwing up the valving by jumping railroad crossings or offroading.
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Yeah that's pretty much what I figured. I'll swing by and pick up some bolts. Anyone know the thread pitch? If I can't find the right thread I guess I'll be cutting the nuts off the frame rail and just use a nut & bolt.


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what you need to know...

what is the compressed length of the shock?

what is the measurement between the shock mounting points with the suspension fully compressed?

i did this with my JK... and i run 12" travel (supposedly) shocks with a 2" b/b. i have only about 3/4" of wiggle room.. but until my rig gets some other mods down the road like real coils, longer bumps and such, then its fine. i haven't bottomed my suspension out yet, and the remote res. shocks i have (edelbrock) handle pretty decently.

the measurements would seriously be the insurance you need to feel good about running them or the decision maker in not running them.


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Well my primary concern was whether or not to run them on the road today. They look to have plenty of room for on road driving as they sit now. Off road I would not want to take the risk. This is simply a stop-gap. I've got one week til Winterfest so I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Still looking for the bolt specs if anyone knows what they are.

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Well my primary concern was whether or not to run them on the road today. They look to have plenty of room for on road driving as they sit now. Off road I would not want to take the risk. This is simply a stop-gap. I've got one week til Winterfest so I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Still looking for the bolt specs if anyone knows what they are.
Hey Scott, you might check your local Home Depot, Lowe's or a local fastener store if you have one, here's what you need.

(4) BOLT, Hex Flange Head, M10x1.50x25.00

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Hey Scott, you might check your local Home Depot, Lowe's or a local fastener store if you have one, here's what you need.

(4) BOLT, Hex Flange Head, M10x1.50x25.00

Good sticky info if anyone knows where to submit it.
http://octane.trademotion.com/sfimag...net%2008JK.pdf



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Thanks for the tip Sas! Very much what I figured, just didn't want to blow a $90 shock driving to work. I looked around and those are some hard bolts to find. The only fastener place around wanted to sell a minimum of $25 per order and that wasn't even for the correct flange head, just standard hex head.

So I used the pdf link you posted and dug up the correct part #, called and ordered 4 new bolts from the local dealership for $1.70 ea. Dropped the order on Friday, picked em up Saturday AM. The biggest bitch I had was that I was forced to physically go down to the parts counter, order and pay for the bolts then go back the next day to pick em up. Only other way they would have ordered $7 in bolts would require I fax a COPY OF MY DL AND CC! Something about not being able to record credit card numbers due to new bureaucratic bullshit. Fawk that. So I made two trips. Screw it I don't pay for fuel anyhow.

FWIW, my front shocks were toast with 50k on em. Freely moved in and out at least an inch at full extension. The rears were still holding but I tossed em anyway.

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Scott, glad you got your rig fixed up. Around here it's not too bad for inexpensive parts, they will order first generally.
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