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Old July 3rd, 2014, 07:27 PM
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Shock washer/bushing question

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I just bought a set of standard height Pro-Comp shocks for my Defender 90. The top & bottom of the fronts and the bottom of the rears have a threaded pin that needs 2 dished washers and 2 rubber bushings to secure them to the vehicle.

1. Do the washers &bushings go like this -)[]-[](- or like this -([]-[])- I have seen it both ways. Rovers North page shows the first, but in the photo of the shocks they are like the second. Which is it?








2. The rubber bushings have a raised lip on both sides. One side is larger than the other. Which way round so they go?

I called Pro-Comp but they couldn't help ("We don't see many Land Rovers") and I called Rovers North and endured the twat with the British accent, only to learn they're closed.


Can you help?

Thanks in advance.

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I would go by the manufacturer. There should also be bushings in the inside.
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I would go by the manufacturer. There should also be bushings in the inside.
The shocks that are on there now have metal washers on either side of the bushings.

They came loose in a box so I had no idea what order the parts went.

But you're saying to go with -([]-[])-?

That would point to the larger lip on the outside, to contact the washer. Makes sense.

Thanks!

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The ones on the stud "cup" the bushing. Otherwise the bushings won't last. On genuine and Bilsteins and OME they have four washers for each stud end.
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Like this:
-)[]-[](- this way the bush has some room to bulge as it compresses.
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Like this:
-)[]-[](- this way the bush has some room to bulge as it compresses.
As Bill said, PLUS the shock does rotate side to side on full axle articulation and if the washers are as in the crossed picture on the first post you could run the risk of snapping the eye off of the shock. I did have this happen once, found that outer washer had the hole elongated and was torqued to hell, to the effect that the washer was tightened up on the eye of the shock and shock mount not just the bushing sleeve.
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