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Old March 26th, 2008, 02:11 PM
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How 'tight' should Shock Heim Joints be?

I've got Fox shocks on the Defender as part of a Stage III suspension Kit from SG. When you grab a mounted shock by the body, and attempt to twist it, should it move very easily to the limit of the heim joint, or should it be fairly snug, requiring some effort to twist the shock body? Am I making any sense?
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Makes perfect sense... it should move relatively freely... hence the purpose of the speherical bearing. I had one stick once when the bearing was shot.

On a related note... the upper eyelet of my fox shocks were knocking against the washers on the upper rear mounts (when the shock would twist) so I replaced the spherical bearings with poly bushings.

Sounds as a pound

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Makes perfect sense... it should move relatively freely... hence the purpose of the speherical bearing. I had one stick once when the bearing was shot.

On a related note... the upper eyelet of my fox shocks were knocking against the washers on the upper rear mounts (when the shock would twist) so I replaced the spherical bearings with poly bushings.

Sounds as a pound

-Dan
Okay, sounds like the problem I have, and the noise is driving me nuts. Any more info on the poly bushing kits for the fox shocks?
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Yessir:

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