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Old October 23rd, 2012, 11:10 PM
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I am willing to help you get a replacement in there if you want to avoid taking it back into the shop. Let me know and we can look over it some weekend
Thanks Jeff. I'll let you know.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 05:34 AM
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I've never seen an OME fail the way yours did. It may be worth a call to OME. I have seen that lower stud break on a couple of nitrochargers.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Yes I agree, it is a bit odd. It looks like they used four spot welds to attach it. Two of the welds look to have a bit of rust marks in the weld. I had thought of sending OME some pictures so that they could see. I have used them for over five years of trail use so not upset with OME for the failure.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Great, I'm about to order shocks too. May wait and see how this shakes out or just get some Bilsteins
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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Well, we found the source of the problem. I talked with Ho at EE (where I bought the shocks) and after sending him some pics he helped me diagnose the problem (he was very helpful!). I took it to the shop that installed them today and they immediately also recognized the problem. The guy who installed the shock that broke off had switched the upper and lower mounting nuts. They are the same size but have different threads. All the others are fine (different guy installed those). The shop was very apologetic and will replace the shock and also replace the upper mount as well. Plus Discount Tire is gonna replace the damaged tire for me at no charge. Unfortunate mistake but all is well and will be fixed as new.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Could be worth double nutting each shock shaft- as a lock nut and more thread bite. Just a thought. js
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Old October 24th, 2012, 11:28 PM
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This makes no sense. Rears are eye top pin bottom. How can you mix it up?
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Old October 25th, 2012, 08:47 AM
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This makes no sense. Rears are eye top pin bottom. How can you mix it up?
He installed the shock the right way - eye top pin bottom, but he switched the nuts. And the nuts have different threads.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:35 PM
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Too much air tools. Gotta start those nuts by hand!
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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Too much air tools. Gotta start those nuts by hand!
agree. i broke one of mine last year by not being patient and using air wrench instead of taking my time.
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Old October 25th, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Too much air tools. Gotta start those nuts by hand!
Yeah, I have a small handheld impact that I use most of the time. It can still bugger threads but its not as strong as the IR air drive and is a big help when trying to be quick but easy on nuts and bolts. I still start them by hand and get a couple turns on.
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Well I sent the picture of the broken shock to OME and talked with the tech department today on the phone. They are sending me two new, out of box, shocks today, FREE Great customer service! It is nice to hear a manufacture standing behind the product even when it has been on the truck for five years and used off road. Great Job OME!!
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Old October 25th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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LOL... That is good to hear. I never got two years out of OME shocks before they would lose their seals. I guess I should complain..
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