How do I know what size shock absorber I need?

How do I know what size shock absorber I need?

A shock is measured by its extended and collapsed lengths, and is measured from the center of the loop mount or the base of the stud mount. To get the extended length of a shock, remove it from the vehicle and allow it to expand on its own or pull it to the fully extended position and take a measurement.

What size are shock absorber nuts?

You need a 3/8″ UNF nut. UNF stands for UNified Fine Thread. The nominal diameter of the thread is 3/8″.

How do you measure shock mount hardware?

One way to measure the width of the shock hardware is to measure the distance between the shock mounting tabs on the frame of the bike. To get the same measurement, you may also measure the width across the shock eyelet. Lastly, to find the shock bolt diameter, measure the inner diameter of the hardware eyelet.

Are shock absorbers Universal?

Shocks aren’t universal in length or fitment. Lifted trucks have longer shocks than factory height trucks. This isn’t such an issue figuring out strut or shock lengths on passenger car vehicles, 99% of the time its going to be factory length parts.

What size are Jeep JK shock bolts?

Rear Shock mount:

Item Size Jeep Model Year
[FRAME] Bolt, Hex Flange Head M10 x 1.50 x 25.00 2007 – 2018 JK
[AXLE] Bolt, Hex Flange Head M12 x 1.50 x 70.00 2007 – 2018 JK
[AXLE] Nut, Hex Flange Locking M12 x 1.50 2007 – 2018 JK

How long should bushings be?

As a general rule, bushings should be only long enough to guide and support the cutting tool properly. As shown in Figure 10-51, the thickness of the jig plate should generally be one to two times the tool diameter.

What is the bore of a bushing?

Here at MDS, bushing bore size can range anywhere from ½” to 4-5/8”. It is common for individual products to include a diagram showing the dimensions of the bushing so that you can ensure it will work within your application.

What are shock bushings?

Shock absorber bushings come in common forms – rubber and metal. Rubber bushings are at the top and bottom of the shock absorber and are used to attach the shock to the vehicle’s frame and control arm. These bushings are sometimes spherical plain bearings or rod ends in a rubber housing.

Do jeeps use metric or standard?

Yes, problem is the jeep is metric but the add ins are not.

What is the bolt pattern on a Jeep Wrangler?

5×5
For example, all JK Wrangler vehicles (2007-18) have a 5×5 bolt pattern – meaning five lugs with a five inch spacing. Earlier TJ Wrangler models (1997-06) and YJ editions (1987-95) employ a 5×4. 5 pattern.

What is a bushing diameter?

Bearings and Bushings Products and Supply Typically, bushings are designed and manufactured 0.002 to 0.003 inch over nominal on outside diameter sizes for sizes 3 inches or less. Diameters greater than 3 inches, the outside diameters are designed 0.003 to 0.005 inch over the nominal size.

What are shock absorber bushings?

Polyurethane Shock Absorber Bushings from Energy Suspension will replace rubber bushings at each end of your shocks, eliminating noise and keeping the shock from shifting.

What is a twin tube shock absorber?

Twin tube shock absorber- as the name implies, a twin tube shock uses two different cylinders; the inner one to store the pressure fluid and the outer excess fluid. The upper part of the shock contains the pressure piston and the piston rod.

How to measure the length of a shock absorber?

Once the shock is fully extended, measure the distance from the center of the upper mount to the base. Next, compress the shock absorber and take measurements to get the collapsed length. If you cannot measure the shock length for any reason, consider finding the dimensions from the suspension.

What are the properties of shock absorber material?

The material possesses excellent tensile properties and does not lose elasticity easily. The shock absorber material used for seals should provide adequate protection from leaks, withstand pressures, and last the lifetime of the shock absorbed.