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post #1 of 10 Old 09-12-2010, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Question upper shock bushings are killing me.

For the life of me I cannot get the upper busing and mount installed. Iíve lubed used a socket hammer, vice, tried putting the mount in first and trying to fit the bushing then put bushing in and trying to put the mount in. Lubed up of course. Why are the seemingly easiest installs giving the most problems? I had to put in quick discos in the front. Two bolts easy right. I those bolts were so seized up I ended up using a sawzall to get them off. The bumpers front and rear, winch and springs went in as easy as changing a light bulb. If anyone has a trick to this please reply. I have to become a red star member now yall have given me so much help. Yes I am a hack mechanic.
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put the bar pin on the bushing and then force the bushing in the shock eye, use WD40. Just lube everything real well, put the bushing in the shock eye, get a socket or piece of pipe that the bushing will not go through and rest the other end of the bushing on the pipe on a work bench and use the shock body as leverage to force the bushing into the eye. you might have to wiggle it but not too much or you'll go blind.

Hope that helps I have a difficult time explaining things


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how i usually do it when they're being a biach is one of 2 ways

1. put the bar pin on the ground, put the shock on top (so the bar pin is pointing up, and the shock is on top) wack the shock eye with a hammer till it gets started, then use the shock to just wack it in against the ground.

2. bench vice. just use it to get it started, then just take the shock body in hand, wack the partially started Bar pin on the cement floor of the ground till it goes though.

it's just how i do it...

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I always grind the leading corners of the bar pin going into the bushing on the bench grinder so they are smoof, then lube the bar pin and bushing and rape it in on the bench vice.
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I always grind the leading corners of the bar pin going into the bushing on the bench grinder so they are smoof, then lube the bar pin and bushing and rape it in on the bench vice.
mmmm also a good idea. i've done 45 degree angles on the corners of the bar pin too... actually now that i'm thinking about it i've done that a bunch of times...

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Good to know it is a pain in the ass and it’s not just me. I’ve tried everything but the grinding thing. To the garage I go. Thanks Q: why can’t they just use a normal mount like they use on the bottom?
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Thanks for the grinding advice, worked great. Then shocks went in easy like their supposed to.
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Good to know it is a pain in the ass and itís not just me. Iíve tried everything but the grinding thing. To the garage I go. Thanks Q: why canít they just use a normal mount like they use on the bottom?
i don't know if anyone makes bar pin eliminators for the JK...

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i don't know if anyone makes bar pin eliminators for the JK...
Poly Performance and JKS make bar-pin eliminators for the JK rear upper shocks.

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Poly Performance and JKS make bar-pin eliminators for the JK rear upper shocks.
well there ya go lol

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