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Sleeve solution for Skyjacker shocks

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by gtblazer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:23 am

I just finished putting some Skyjacker C25R springs an N8030 shocks on the rear end and thought I'd share this. The shocks don't fit perfectly on the TB, I think they were probably designed for standard 1/2" bolts instead of the metric bolts we have. So, if you use the sleeve that comes with the shocks by themselves you would have a lot of slop in there and I assume they'd rattle.

I found you can pretty easily sand down a piece of pex pipe and fit it inside the sleeve and then the bolt fits very snuggly inside the pipe. I've added a few pictures to show what I did in case this might be useful for anyone.
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by brierfj » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:34 am

Nice...I find that every single thing I do..is not as straight forward as I think. I always figure it out...but they sometimes made this truck difficult to quickly swap parts. I will unlock full potential.
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by gtblazer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:55 pm

LOL, yeah, definitely makes you scratch your head sometimes why they went and created some one-off things like 6x127 bolt pattern, 8" rear end, etc., when they had perfectly good solutions aready.
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