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Old 02-18-2019, 04:16 PM
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Default New rear shocks but some side to side play results in clunk

I've installed some new rear shocks in my 2001 Yukon 1500, but it seems to me that the bushings are slightly narrower than the originals resulting in some very slight side to side movement.
If I tighten more the metal bracket that the shock bushing sits in will start to bend inward. Is that a problem? Or should I look to putting some washers/spacers in their to make up the difference?
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:35 PM
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Doubtful you'll find FLAT washers that are thin enough, and sufficiently hard enough to NOT collapse under compression. Most garages that I've had shocks installed on car's /trucks(not many as I've done my own work since the late 60's) use an impact wrench anyway so tightening up the bracket to eliminate the slack won't hurt it. Just snug the bracket up to the bushing, and torque to 50 or so ft/lbs. The nuts / threads are usually designed so that the nut won't come off without use of a wrench so it won't back off.
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