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Destroyed my shock

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rmb_crew, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Dec 7, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Need some advice. Was taking off my coils today to swap them out and while unscrewing the nut that holds the shock to the top mount the nut got really tight for some reason and i stripped the stem pretty good. I have tried vise grips and still can't get a good enough grip with out stopping it completely. I can't tighten or loosen the nut. Need help please!!!
     
  2. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:02 PM
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  3. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Nut is fine just the stem is fubared
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  4. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    The shock is done... you should always soak these things in liquid wrench for a few minutes before removing the nut. You will have to cut the nut off and replace the shock.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah i kinda figured it would be toast. Now how do i get the damn nut off so i can keep the top mount.....
     
  6. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Wait are the coils still in there with no compressor holding them?!? It's gonna explode lol Screw it if they're your old shocks just cut em
     
  7. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Lol no its still compressed. They are actually the shocks i wanted to keep. So i am gonna have to ordered new ones. Think i can melt the nylon in the nut to get it off?
     
  8. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    I see the end of the compressor in the pic....

    OP- just cut it off with a sawzall / cut off wheel if you have one.... you could try to soak it now with some liquid wrench and then grip the shaft under the top hat with a pair of vise grips.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew [OP] My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    unfortunately i dont have any liquid wrench so i am just gonna cut it. I still have my stock ones so i will throw them in till i get the new ones in.
     
  10. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    make sure you clamp it somehow. Those type of spring compressors are dangerous enough as it is. You don't want to be holding that thing with your hand while your cutting on it. the vibration could cause the compressors to slip.

    EDIT: Make sure to wear safety glasses too. there is a possibility there is still some travel left in that spring and may snap your blade as you get close to finishing the cut.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2010 at 3:31 PM
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    try putting a vice grip on the shock shaft over the part where its protected my the shock boot
     
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