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front shock spindles busted...

Moses

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Yup, both of them broke, relatively easily, when I did a shock install. Ended up having to simply use a 1/2" throughbolt with lock washers / nuts.
Now, 6 months later, it appears the bushing is toast on the front left... I'm wondering if there is a 'sleeve' kit available for something like this? i guess the idea is to make sure the bushing is nice and snug with a nice smooth surface (outside of the sleeve)... as opposed to potentially a little loose, and pressed onto the threads of the throughbolt.

Anyhow, bottom line is: I'd like to fix this problem, properly.

What would you suggest?
 
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Jason94sport

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You mean the bushing on the bottom of the shock in the hole? If so my new shocks came with a new metal sleeve I had to push into into the bushing. You can call the shock manufactors up & see if they sell these.
 
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Moses

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which shocks?

I dont beleive mine came with any sleeve. Monroe Sens-a-tracs...

We had to drill out the spindles, so i'm either looking at new spindles being riveted in, or some kind of throughbolt / sleeve.
 
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