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    I just had my leaf springs sorted over a week ago and thenwhilst driving yesterday heard a knocking sound that should not be there,

    Got home, and check, and the nut holding my left rear shockin place was MIA and the one bush also gone.

    Cable tied the whole lot together and went back to springworks. And then the mechie told me I undid the nut, lucky the owner heard the rubbish,and once the shock was removed and the bracket checked you could see the dudehad stripped the thread previously and the nut was barely in place previously.

    2 hours later I was back on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reniervs02 View Post
    I just had my leaf springs sorted over a week ago and thenwhilst driving yesterday heard a knocking sound that should not be there,

    Got home, and check, and the nut holding my left rear shockin place was MIA and the one bush also gone.

    Cable tied the whole lot together and went back to springworks. And then the mechie told me I undid the nut, lucky the owner heard the rubbish,and once the shock was removed and the bracket checked you could see the dudehad stripped the thread previously and the nut was barely in place previously.

    2 hours later I was back on the road.
    Was this Saltriver springworks?

    Thanks

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    that sucks. but atleast they made good on their stuff up.
    @ Jade i dought its Salt river springworks , he is in Krugersdorp.
    did you have a bad exprerience there?

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    Default Re: What a shock

    Liewe bliksem.

    He lied just like that

    I would have been livid.

    Glad you got it sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nizmozilla View Post
    that sucks. but atleast they made good on their stuff up.
    @ Jade i dought its Salt river springworks , he is in Krugersdorp.
    did you have a bad exprerience there?
    They quoted me R20k to replace the leafs on my 88 for parabolics - Just seemed very expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reniervs02 View Post
    I just had my leaf springs sorted over a week ago and thenwhilst driving yesterday heard a knocking sound that should not be there,

    Got home, and check, and the nut holding my left rear shockin place was MIA and the one bush also gone.

    Cable tied the whole lot together and went back to springworks. And then the mechie told me I undid the nut, lucky the owner heard the rubbish,and once the shock was removed and the bracket checked you could see the dudehad stripped the thread previously and the nut was barely in place previously.

    2 hours later I was back on the road.
    I hope that owner klapped that mechie.
    Glad they fixed it!
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    You are lucky it was the bottom bolt that came out, and not the top one. It was my own stuffup, but I lost a top bracket, and the shock swiveled out and ended up dragging on the ground at just over 100km/h. "Shocking" experience, and how to fix next to the road when your car is an absolute handful with out a shock on the one side. Can hardly get it over 70 without a shock before it feels like it wants to fall over.

    Then when I got home, and wanted to put it back, I found the lower bracket had bent. And that is two pieces of 6mm flat stock that I had to cut off and rebuild. Lucky the shock survived with fairly minor damage.
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    More than likely the thread got damaged after the nut came off due to the bolt getting hit repeatedly onto the bush and brackets. Suppose he did not use new lock nuts or the correct torque?
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    for a sec I thought the workshop did the cable-tie jobby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    More than likely the thread got damaged after the nut came off due to the bolt getting hit repeatedly onto the bush and brackets. Suppose he did not use new lock nuts or the correct torque?
    Must say I'm actually surprised the bolt even came out. Usually they go in fairly tight into the shock bushes. I have replaced all my shock bolts and nuts on my hardbody with M20 course thread bolts and nylock nuts. They go super tight through the bushes. Ok I'm running Patrol shocks rear and Disco2 shocks on the front that all take bigger bolts than the standard Hardbody.

    Should be upgrading again soon to M20 fine thread all round for added strength. I did not even know you had to torque those bolts on the shocks. I've always just bashed mine in and pulled tight with a 30mm socket and shifting. I've broken the pins off about three times now, so fabbed some brackets that hold the shock from both sides through the eye.
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    Oops, I just realised my mistake as I was thinking of my brackets and coil overs I had up front that had brackets. Standard rear shocks pushes over a pin. Thats what broke on mine .
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    Default Re: What a shock

    This is a shocking thread
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    Default Re: What a shock

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    This is a shocking thread
    Seems like you lost a pair of nuts.

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