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    Rough Crap-try shocks!

    Just a PSA...
    I've heard this already but just have to say wow! My cuz did a lift years ago at a local place and they installed Rough Country shocks. He had a ... noise that he couldn't find but when I got under it I found the rear shock bar pin sheared off on both sides?!? WTH?!?

    The pic gives you an idea of the crap components they used... After we installed a pin from Advance Auto (had to buy a new shock to get the pin and rubber piece) I took this comparison shot. It is ridiculously thinner than the cheaper auto part store shock!

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    Rough Crap-try shocks!

    I have to ask. Was the shock matched to the amount of lift? Does he 4 wheel and disconnect sway bars?
    Shear indicates the shock was fully extended or received a shot with the force of an accident.



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    Re: Rough Crap-try shocks!

    Not pickin' up what you're puttin' down Rough Crap-try shocks!

    We didn't use the shock, just the pin and rubber absorber. His shock was intact, just sheared both sides of that pin.

    And no, he is a lifter not a 4 wheeler! Rough Crap-try shocks!Rough Crap-try shocks!Rough Crap-try shocks!
    Has a 3.25" lift on it and never takes it out anywhere.

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    Re: Rough Crap-try shocks!

    I think he's saying that the suspension may have extended farther than the shock could travel, and the bar pin was the weakest link, so it broke.
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    Re: Rough Crap-try shocks!

    I could see that if he 4 wheeled... he's a suburban off-paver! Rough Crap-try shocks!

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    Rough Crap-try shocks!

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryMason View Post
    I think he's saying that the suspension may have extended farther than the shock could travel, and the bar pin was the weakest link, so it broke.
    Correct you want the springs to be the limiting factor. Avoid the limiter being the brake lines or shocks.
    If you have shocks for a 2 in lift and add 1.5 in spring spacers the shock will limit droop.

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    Last edited by JPNinPA; 08-06-2022 at 04:39 PM.
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    Re: Rough Crap-try shocks!

    Quote Originally Posted by JPNinPA View Post
    Correct you want the springs to be the limiting factor. Avoid the limiter being the brake lines or shocks.
    If you have shocks for a 2 in lift and add 1.5 in spring spacers the shock will limit droop.

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    Gotchya... his shocks are the 3-4" ones I believe so they have more travel, as they broke and shot through the top where the pin holds them and kept bumping around up there making the noise he heard.

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