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Shock replacement question ..........

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Pinzgauer, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 134

    I just swapped my stock front shocks with Monroe Gas-Magnums.
    The stock shocks top mount had a Teflon bushing around the top mounting bolt/stem, but that Teflon bushing wouldn't fit into the holes of the Monroe rubber mount bushings (sandwich rubber discs). Also the Monroe top bolt is a lot larger than the stock one.
    Do the Monroes not need the stock Teflon bushing it?
    Just to be clear, I am not talking about the rubber discs sandwich bushings. I am talking about a tube like bushing around the original shock top mounting stem.
    No other parts in the Monroe box, just the top and bottom rubber discs and washers and new stem bolt nut for the top mount

    Again, there doesn't seem to be any space for it on the Monroe rubber discs.
    Of course I may be wrong that's why I'm asking.

    Thank you again

    2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD, 4x4, Diesel, extended cab