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Anybody have an easy way to get the steel sleeves out of new shock bushings without destroying the new bushings? The shocks are for the rear of the Demon, they came with bushings that are way too small to fit the shock mounts in the rear, so I need to get them out but not mangle the bushings in the process???? o[
 

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i don't think it can be done. maybe the shocks are wrong.is the rear end the same that came with the car?
 

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They sound like b body shocks. I had some rears left over from a previous car and tried to fit them to the a body. It would fit if the sleeve were pressed out. Sounds like you were given the wrong parts.
 

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They are for a late model 2wd ram, a fellow board member reccomended them for when the springs have been moved in, stock shocks are to short in this case...
 

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bOb shingler said:
i reckon changing them bolts are going to be real tuff. i suggest taking them back and not listening to that other fellow. use mopar's long race shock or a pair out of a big 70's new yorker.
I think your right Bob, luckily I only monkeyed up one of them, so I can return one, and I'll just order the Mopar ones, anyone got a part #? I know it's in the Chassis Bible but I dont have mine handy right now...Bob what was that saying about doing things once...or three times? **(*)
 

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mppar performance list a p429516 (mtx)and a p4529514 (atx)for rear shocks
 

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Ryan, I used the C-body shocks with the upper bushings with metal sleeves in them. I removed the sleeves and stock bushings and bought a new set of bushings from the HELP rack at the local parts store. Once I got them in (no small feat) I had to ream them slightly to fit the stock bolts. It was a lot of work, but they are on now and fit just fine. I have 3 1/2 inches of compression and 7 inches of extension with my SS springs. Why waste a perfectly good set of shocks?
 

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qkcuda said:
Ryan, I used the C-body shocks with the upper bushings with metal sleeves in them.  I removed the sleeves and stock bushings and bought a new set of bushings from the HELP rack at the local parts store.  Once I got them in (no small feat) I had to ream them slightly to fit the stock bolts.  It was a lot of work, but they are on now and fit just fine.  I have 3 1/2 inches of compression and 7 inches of extension with my SS springs.  Why waste a perfectly good set of shocks?
I hate to waste them, but I can return one, and the other I'll call a learning experience, they came from Napa and I seem to remember them being like $17 each so it's not terrible....I'd try your idea but these have the sleeve top and bottom, and I have precious little time to work on the car lately as it is :-\
 
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