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Please click the link below to view instructions (.pdf) referenced in the title of this thread.

JK Front Rocksport Shock

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Micah
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Just installed the JK Front RockSport Shocks on my 2013 JKUR. I did not jack up the jeep or remove the tires, but I do have a 3" MC lift and 35's so there is more clearance underneath than usual.

The driver side went in easily in about 15 minutes. Here I noticed that when I took the shocks out of the box, the second large washer was assembled upside down. The washer has a raised lip that fits nicely into the shock tower, but only if it's facing the right way. See first photo where the middle large washer is upside down.

On the passenger side however, I had some clearance issues with the top hardware. I had to trim the plastic webbing of the fender with a sawzall to make room for the fatter rubber spacer, oversize washer, and taller than stock nut. This was fairly easy, and I checked carefully to make sure I wasn't going to cut electrical or brake lines behind the plastic. See second photo.

Even with this done, it was quite difficult to get the washers and nut in place. I ended up assembling all three pieces of hardware together using a rare earth magnet on the end of a socket extension. I held this stack in place above the shock tower hole while I fed the shock up into it and turned the shock body to start it into the nut's threads.

Hope this helps someone.

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John P
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The front top passenger shock installation is a real PIA. I think this should be addressed in the installation instructions or somewhere on the website before purchase.
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