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Quick Question/parts ID...

So on my 2014 with 4000 miles i had to replace the rear shocks myself as one of them had leaked all its oil out and wasn't a shock anymore.. just let the wheel bounce. The dealers were all backordered and i said screw it.. and bought the mounts to use normal shocks instead of self leveling ones.. and bought a pair of ranchos (which ride hard as hell.. get the monroes)..

My question is.. at the time i did this i didnt see a part on the diagram. and so didnt put it in..

https://mopar.chromedata.com//RichCo...s/i2275411.jpg

#18 on that diagram.. honestly it just looks like a plate between the frame and shock mount.. i can't see a reason they put it in?? Anyone around that knows about these that could enlighten me? thank you..

P.S. rear and front suspension clunks non stop at 5000 miles... amazing vehicle..

And before anyone says to let the dealer fix it.. 3 dealers near me.. would need it upto a week with no loaner and no way to get to work.. not paying $35 a day for a rental. Never buy from chrysler.. rant off
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Re: Quick Question/parts ID...

It doesn't take a week to replace shocks or fix the clunking. They can diagnose it and order the parts. Get it fixed right and still cheaper than doing it yourself even if you rent for 2 days.

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Re: Quick Question/parts ID...

And should you decide to go with aftermarket shocks, suggest the Edelbrock IAS if available... Still quite firm, but reasonable.

If you went Rancho 9xxxxx series adjustable, set them on softest setting. That is still somewhat "soft like a brick" but is about as good as you'll get. Those are hard core shocks, great if you regularly run at high speeds across rough country but very stiff riding.

As for Monroe, they aren't much better than Rancho in that regard--Rancho is a division of Monroe or at least they were when I fitted the Ranchos to an older Jeep.

The clunking from the suspension is probably not the shocks, but you may seriously want to consider whether your do-it-yourself efforts are paying off well so far...
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Re: Quick Question/parts ID...

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And should you decide to go with aftermarket shocks, suggest the Edelbrock IAS if available... Still quite firm, but reasonable.

If you went Rancho 9xxxxx series adjustable, set them on softest setting. That is still somewhat "soft like a brick" but is about as good as you'll get. Those are hard core shocks, great if you regularly run at high speeds across rough country but very stiff riding.

As for Monroe, they aren't much better than Rancho in that regard--Rancho is a division of Monroe or at least they were when I fitted the Ranchos to an older Jeep.

The clunking from the suspension is probably not the shocks, but you may seriously want to consider whether your do-it-yourself efforts are paying off well so far...
Thanks for the nfo on the different brands... i spent a hour under it this weekend tightening every bolt front and rear and its 99% good now.. found alot of bolts i wouldn't consider tight at all..

As for the person above saying 2 days to diag/order parts and fix... which dealer do you work at? the dealers here are at least 1 weeks.. and no idea when the parts are available and are always back ordered.. easier just to repair things yourself if you can

P.S. my do it yourself repairs have paid off.. went from a vehicle that i couldn't drive at all due to oil leaking completely out of a shock to a vehicle that is better than it was at 1000 miles.. just a touch harsher ride is all.. no biggy
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Re: Quick Question/parts ID...

Icetech, just so you know there is a TSB that covers the shock noise and they have a shock cushion they are installing at the same time. People that are posting on this board and the other board are saying the new TSB is working where it hasn't in the past. You may want to reconsider so your ride is not so harsh. You should not have to deal with this on a new vehicle that you are paying good money for. Good luck.
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