2nd broken shock in a month!

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by zachh1020, May 30, 2010.

  1. zachh1020

    zachh1020 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Hello everyone.

    About a month ago, I was hearing a clunking when I hit bumps. So I look when I get to work and and my front driver side shock has broken apart at the joint. I went in and had it replaced. Yesterday I heard that noise again and thought maybe the one on the other side had broken. I look once again and the new shock bolt and rubber bushing is missing, the stud on the top is bent and I looks like it is very close to coming apart at the joint.

    What could have caused this twice in about a month? I pretty much only drive on the highway to work and back and occasionally on a smooth gravel road to a friends house. Nothing crazy or off road. Hell, the shock is still so clean, I would eat off it. No mud!

    Any help is appreciated!
    Zach
     
  2. ippielb

    ippielb Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Over tightening? Under Tightening?
     
  3. zachh1020

    zachh1020 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Could have been under-tightened. After I got my truck back, I found a socket closed in the hood the same size needed for the shock bolt, almost as if they hadn't tightened yet. Just finger tight then forgot.
     
  4. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Do you have a lift or leveling kit?? If so are the shocks the correct length???
     
  5. zachh1020

    zachh1020 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Torsion bars are cranked about 1.5in in the front. They have been for over a year. Its kinda strange if it would be causing problems just now.
     
  6. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    YEah it is odd but a longer shock might solve your problem..
     
  7. zachh1020

    zachh1020 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I'm having my torsion bars taken back down. I noticed the difference in the ride and it had bothered me for a year. I want a mostly smooth ride back.
     
  8. armandjones82

    armandjones82 New Member

    Try to find a durable GM Truck Parts, particularly on your shock. Researching on that kind of part can cause you to have a more time to look for products that are suitable for your truck. I think when you find the right shock for your truck, that would gradually help you to consume more and spend less in your truck parts!:)
     

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