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Old 10-25-2009, 08:03 PM
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i got an 03 dodge ram 1500 4.7 liter i have a question i added a leveling kit that is only tighten to about one inch lift, and skyjacker hydro 7000 shocks that are stock and one inch longer app. My question is i keep wrecking the bushings on the top of the shock? why? and how can i fix? should i have bought longer shocks then what i did buy? if i should buy longer shocks i will have a front pair of slightly used skyjacker 7000 hydro shocks FOR SALE.........
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I can't see where just adding a leveling kit would cause this problem, even if you only went up 1 inch.

What kind of damage are you seeing? Are they being deformed or totally chewed up?

Some pics would help but I have a couple of ideas what's going wrong.

Yeah, the shocks could be at their travel limit and the shaft is flexing.

One solution is poly bushings but that doesn't correct the problem.

The shocks may be flexing too much at their mounts. One method of changing that issue is to use a longer shock and to gusset/brace the mounting tabs (they may be flexing, causing the shock to move around too much) which requires some steel tabs and some welding.

You might want to check with a local suspension shop that does truck suspension lifts. They probably have seen this before and may have a fix.

Good luck!
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Wow never heard of that . I have a two inch level on mine with the stock shocks . They are close to being maxed out and don't have a single problem . Got any pics of what they look like ?
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i will put pictures up asap, the shocks came with poly bushings and those got chewed up and disformed its seems that the shocks are at its max travel limit and they're one inch longer then the stock shocks.
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Sorry there, but the only advice ive got is inquire at suspension shop like mad dog had implied. Its hard to diagnose without seeing it and im sure a good shop would seen this before. Is there any good ones near you.
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there is a one place i when to they said to get longer shocks and it should fix the problem he said if it dont fix the problem buy a FORD and call it a day
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there is a one place i when to they said to get longer shocks and it should fix the problem he said if it dont fix the problem buy a FORD and call it a day
Number one , I would of popped him in the mouth for saying such a foolish thing . Number two , the pic showing the bottom of the shock , is that with the wheel hanging or with the wheels just turned . You can almost see that the bushing is being forced out of round .
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sitting on the ground wheels straight..
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Wow , looks to me like the shocks are way to short . Lower bushing is being stretched .
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and these are the one they said to get
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