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help, rear shock question??

so i went out to swap my 250blocks with f350 ones, and also i was gonna flip my blisten shock around so the boot was at the top? anyways the top bolt is a diff diameter than the bottom bolt, so i dunno how ppl are putting the boot upwards?

also i was hearing this loud knock when i went over bumps... its that bottom bolt to the rear shock.. its loose. the bolt isnt thick enough..

someone plz chime in as i want to get this done today because its going to rain for the next two weeks yay! BC!

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anyone had this issue with the lower bolt for the rear shocks being loose?

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anyone had this issue with the lower bolt for the rear shocks being loose?
Yes I know exactly what you are talking about. The bushings go bad, or swell due to weather. I had to take off all 4 of my shocks and replace the bushings make sure that you but that metal sleve in. If you dont it will wear at the bushing quicker and the knock will come back.

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but its not so much the bushing thats bad... its more like the bolt that goes through the holes is not thick enough


ughh ill go snap a pic brb

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Just curious...why do you want to flip the boot end to the top?

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it doesnt fit

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the top is nut and stud.. it only fits on THIS end of the shock. ( tried filpping it and there is no chance of it working.)


THIS is why i dont understand how some of you guys have the boot upwards? differant shock?

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my OTHER issue is this bolt and nut

could i have grabed the wrong bolt? wtf i really cant see me doing that.
the diameter of this bolt is to skinny (hence why i was gettin that terrible knock)





SEE the air space

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I'm still confused...why were you wanting to flip it in the first place?

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I'm still confused...why were you wanting to flip it in the first place?
because usually i see most trucks with boots up and i saw a thread a while ago saying yea it was pretty much preferance on which way you wanted it. up or down (it dont matter) is what i was reading.

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