Do It Yourself – How To Jeep JKU Rear Shock Install

 
 

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all right so here we go again tonight
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we’re doing shocks this is a rear shock
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for my JK you back here Jake through
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there
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Deutsche Tech shocks gonna stick around
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here somewhere
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Deutsch deck there from iron Rock
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off-road in Minnesota got the proper
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boots for them they’re hydraulic shocks
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most shocks that you get aftermarket or
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nitrogen filled shocks
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so they’ll automatically just come
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spring it out of the tube
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these do not they’re hydraulic shocks so
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what we’re gonna do is they come just
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like this with the rubber bushings
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installed in the eyes so what I’ve got
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to do is hammer the sleeve into the
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bottom and then slide the adapter for
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the top of the shock
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through the eye on the top that’s what
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we’re gonna do
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take the shocks off of the Jeep which
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we’ll do in a little bit requires 18
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millimeter so I’ve got 18 millimeter
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wrench of 8mm 18 millimeter 1/2 inch
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drive socket on the top that’s where the
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bottom on the top for the bolts is 16
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millimeter so I’ve got a 16 millimeter
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deep with a long extension for that it’s
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pretty simple I mean it’s a 1 bolt on
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the bottom with a nut and a washer and a
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lock washer and two bolts on top it’s
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very simple to replace from your shocks
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in most vehicles there’s no real easy
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way I say that and this is just gonna
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slide in you can use some grease which I
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have right here from when I was doing
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the flex joints you can put a little bit
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of grease inside to help the sleeve
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slide in and with a properly for the
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proper size sleeve it should just slide
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right in with a little bit of pressure
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so we’ll just use my big pliers
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see if we can get it to slide in instead
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of me beating it up
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easy
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much better that way than adding a lot
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of stress and strain on the on the
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sleeve itself this put a little bit of
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grease get a big pair of pliers squeeze
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it in there no problem
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same with the same with the top a little
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bit of grease
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on the inside of the bushing and this
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should just slide right in you can
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grease grease up this end as well just
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to make it easier and always wipe it off
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later I like to grease that grease of
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the inside of the bushing anyway so that
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it’s not tight and it kind of moves
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freely when the shock is doing what it’s
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supposed to be doing
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it’s really the only tried-and-true
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method
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a little bit of grease and it’s true
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that’s it the sleeves are in assembled
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I’ll put the shocked boot on because a
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lot of people don’t run shock boots but
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I’m a fan if you’re going in a lot of
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water you go in a lot of mud then this
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piston is going to eventually fail
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because you’re going to get enough mud
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and grit grit on here is gonna equate to
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wearing additional wear and tear that
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you really don’t need to have on the
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shock if you just mount to the boot a
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boot easy day still still a easy day
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all right
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it’s all down and the groover supposed
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to be normally there’s a groove at the
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top of the shock boot it fits into the
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flat disc on top and then it comes with
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handy-dandy zip tie to hold the boot to
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the shock
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get a position right so you don’t waste
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a zip tie
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crank it down
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hands are greasy so
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diagonal cutters cut it off don’t cut
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the boom alright so now we’ve got shocks
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I did one earlier so now we’ve got two
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rear shocks assembled easy piece of cake
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that didn’t take very long at all
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alright next step removing the old
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Teraflex four inch lift shock to put the
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Deutsche Tech 6-inch lift shock be right
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back alright race fans jeepers we’ve
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built the shock put the bar pin through
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got the Bhutan pin through the bottom of
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the bushing and now we need to remove
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the old shock
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as I sold you earlier we got a
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16-millimeter on top so as you can see
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it right up here
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right here and right here there’s two
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bolts 16 millimeter all right and it
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doesn’t they’re not on well its they’re
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relatively tight they have to be there’s
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a torque I’m sure you can look it up and
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make sure but you know what I undo some
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these sorry
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loosen these prior to this so we got a
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ratchet and a socket and a deep socket
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and a deeper expansion that’s what
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you’re going to use to take that off I
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have air tools makes things a little
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quicker easier when you go the right
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direction
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I mean they were already loose they were
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coming off anyway just two bolts and
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again the bottom is the eighth the
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bottom is at 18 18 millimeter which I
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have right here so just put the wrench
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on the one side since I’m already
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loosened it that’s it my bad connection
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just tapping the tapping the bolt out
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pull the shock or use the crowbar that I
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have handy right here the head just fall
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out that’s it there you go
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one bolt with a nut on the bottom two on
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the top easy peasy
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to do is grab our new shock put it up
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and in
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I have the same thing with the other
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side you need a little bit more a little
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bit more room they get in their normal
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shock would just slide in just like that
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easy easy day of course I am be shocks a
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little bit bigger punch that out a
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little bit right down into place slide
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that bolt through the hole
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I said put your bolt put your nut on the
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other side of it just to hold it in
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place so it doesn’t pop out cuz you got
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these to put in the top so I’m gonna
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rotate rotate your bar left in the right
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direction and screws the bolts should go
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through the you of the bar holding it
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into place
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there is a bar pin replacement that is a
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lot more secure if you’re if you’ve had
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trouble with these which I never have so
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I’ve never even looked into that they’re
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not that expensive thirty forty bucks
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for the and what it does is it puts a
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you don’t have the you the bolts that
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you’re that I’m attaching right now
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actually goes straight through a block
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this hole down a lot more secure yeah I
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got air sitting right over there because
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I never had air for years and years
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I’ve always went which this is good
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adjust in this fast people don’t have
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their so hey you can I can bang it on my
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muffler just like everybody else will
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have to have there
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all right so I got a mostly tight you
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can Center that bar pin in between the
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two so it’s as secure as I as secure as
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possible
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[Music]
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and that’s – alright guys easy on
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grab my 18 put on there take this bad
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boy up put it back on the gun
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run this one down with the air
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I’ve worked in love
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I know you guys like to listen to me
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bang around that’s it rear shocks
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replaced only one thing left to do clean
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that off
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clean it off
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the final touch on that puts sticker on
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it
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mice who’s gonna know what sucks you
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gotta come on everybody Noel jeepers no
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it’s all about shot all those stickers
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all right
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now we’re done
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peace out guys rock on

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