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Old 07-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Anyone ever have this happen before?

Nothing else is broken on my truck. it drives straight, but it doesnt take those speed bumps to well anymore.



I put the OME nitro shocks on about a year ago and drove 12K miles.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Could just re weld it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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Damn.

Any idea how that happened?
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From the pic it looks like it's been like that for a wile with the rust on the shaft or what's left of it . Seeing how your in AZ i don't think things rust up fast like that would in the east it looks old.
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From the pic it looks like it's been like that for a wile with the rust on the shaft or what's left of it . Seeing how your in AZ i don't think things rust up fast like that would in the east it looks old.
I'm more confused about how that entire couple inches of metal went missing than with the rust....
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #10
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I'm more confused about how that entire couple inches of metal went missing than with the rust....
Your guess is as good as mine
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
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Nothing is missing... the piston rod is on top under the dust cover.
Whatever broke the lower eye off was hard enough to jam the piston into the lower tube and either blew the gas seals or bent the piston rod and locked it into the fully retracted position.
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Nothing is missing... the piston rod is on top under the dust cover.
Whatever broke the lower eye off was hard enough to jam the piston into the lower tube and either blew the gas seals or bent the piston rod and locked it into the fully retracted position.
Now I see it we he's in AZ jumping the truck maybe
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:20 PM   #14
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Nothing is missing... the piston rod is on top under the dust cover.
Whatever broke the lower eye off was hard enough to jam the piston into the lower tube and either blew the gas seals or bent the piston rod and locked it into the fully retracted position.
Damn it-You are right. I was thinking about the fronts...
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what in the hell could do that?
Bottomed the hell out of the suspension on a speed bump or jump... manufacturing defect, vandalism (not likely)
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Damn it-You are right. I was thinking about the fronts...
Mmmmm... straight front axle 2011....
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #17
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It's not rust, it's oil from the shock. Could it have been a faulty installation? I had desert rat install it.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #18
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No metal missing. Note the shock body is tapered above the fracture. That's where it welds to the eyelet. Looks like the weld broke at full tuck, the nitrogen leaked out, and the shock stayed compressed while the axle dropped down.
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It's not rust, it's oil from the shock. Could it have been a faulty installation? I had desert rat install it.
how the hell would that be anyones fault who installed it? its a shock. 2 bolts to install, issue lies with the part.
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Was the mounting bolt tightened while the truck was on jacks (axle at full droop) or while the truck was on the ground? Since the shock uses rubber bushings instead of bearings, tightening the bolt with the axle at full droop puts extra bending load on the shock at normal ride height.
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