Broken rear shock shafts (bottom plastic)

steel1517

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Orange, CA
I have broken 2 rear shocks shafts at the bottom plastic connection in the past month and was wondering if this is common and if so how to prevent it from happening so much. I have the newer stock lower rear arms with the thicker shock mount area and just put them on after the first break.
 

DarkSoul

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San Jose, CA
Yes, we are releasing some shafts with removable/rebuildable aluminum rod ends, but they are still a 1-2 weeks out, so unfortunately, thats not an immediate option for you.

At least in regards to the stock plastic rod end, its just a fact of life, they tend to break from time to time, really all you can do is take it a little easier in regards to big jumps and really rough bashing.
 

winnn420

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why not go with the PhatDad shock shafts. I put my rears on about 10 months ago and haven't broken a shaft or rod end since. I can't wait to see the DarkSoul shafts!
 

Hood

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Phoenix, Arizona
Shock limiters will keep you from breaking the ends. I haven't broken a rear shock since putting on the limiters..

Lunatik makes a great setup, otherwise make your own from old strapping..

Hood
 

cali213

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I posted the same Q last week I must have broke 6 sets in a week not from rough driving either, I mean the slightest tumble would break my front ones, I bought 1 more set of stockers to hold me till the darksoul ones come out, they sound like they are the best! Hang in there I feel your pain
 
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