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Old 01-06-2010, 11:10 PM
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Re: bilstein shocks

Wonder if the aftermarket shock companies have got the right size shock sleeves now. Used to be that any aftermarket shock on a WJ would cause clunking. KOR used to sell a anti-clunk kit (with mixed success), and then a member on JU, DoubleJZ, posted a write up about his shock mod (basically swapping OEM sleeves to the aftermarket bushings). I have 30+k on my aftermarket rear shocks, no clunks.
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hmm thats interesting sleepy. I dont see it causing a problem at all with these bilstein shocks. Exactly the same design as the original shocks on the car pretty much.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:53 AM
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Re: bilstein shocks

i also know dreamer123 put monroe ones on. He hasnt mentioned any problems with those on his wj either.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:06 AM
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hmm thats interesting sleepy. I dont see it causing a problem at all with these bilstein shocks. Exactly the same design as the original shocks on the car pretty much.
It's not a shock design issue, it is literally the sleeves for the mounting bolts that is the problem. aftermarket shock bolt sleeves were bigger, causing free play, which means noise....
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Re: bilstein shocks

oh i c, where you bolt it on the bottom or top, and the rear shocks or front?
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Re: bilstein shocks

wait I think I know what you are talking about as far as a sleeve. Are you talking about the hole that the bolt goes through on the shock.The only place where that could be possible is in the rear. The front ones dont even use the factory bolts. in that case I also dont see it being a problem, they were in there pretty snug on both the front and rear, no movement. Seems like an easy fix though if someone wanted to make the hole smaller. Just put a thin strip of hard rubber in the sleeve to make it a tighter fit.
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The shocks I installed hasn't made any noise...thanks goodness...lol..
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Re: bilstein shocks

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Wonder if the aftermarket shock companies have got the right size shock sleeves now. Used to be that any aftermarket shock on a WJ would cause clunking. KOR used to sell a anti-clunk kit (with mixed success), and then a member on JU, DoubleJZ, posted a write up about his shock mod (basically swapping OEM sleeves to the aftermarket bushings). I have 30+k on my aftermarket rear shocks, no clunks.
Bingo...
This is why they had to weld the washers on mine.
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Re: bilstein shocks

I dont see how that would fix the problem sleepy is talking about unless you weld washers onto the actual bolt hole of the shock, but then it wouldnt fit into the space the shock goes into when you bolt it. Since the holes on your jeep were egg shaped there was a good chance that the bolt could move around so thats probably why they welded washers on.
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