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Hello all, so I spent my saturday installing my AC suspension lift and all went to plan.. and when I say all what im really saying is about 85%. Rear shackles were installed, uca's were installed, torsion bars were reindexed.. so now i just have one issue... I BROKE THE TOP STUD BOLT FOR MY PASSENGER REAR SHOCK. Needless to say I have it mounted as secure as zipties and a metal coat hanger will allow, but the plan of trying out this new suspension tomorrow has been shot...so... who knows the best route for installing a new shock stud? I would assume to just grind the head off the frame and cut the rest of the bolt off where the shock once mounted BUT will the rest of the bolt just fall in the frame or will I need to drill it out? I guess the stealership will be the main place to purchase a new stud to weld in? Any input is appreciated.
 

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I bought a grade 8 bolt from Lowe's. 1/2" x 3 1/2" I believe. Took a metal grinder to the stud on the outside of the frame and drilled a 1/2" hole all the way through. Took a long time with my 20V battery powered drill but it worked.. filled in any gap on the bolt with washers and painted it black.. works just fine.
 

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I got under the X yesterday to install a new muffler and figured I'd snap a pic of the shock bolt I installed. Glad I did too because the one nut was working its way loose. Quickly grabbed another grade 8 half inch nut to double nut it and put some lock tite on it. Other than that nut being lose i seen no issue with the bolt.
 

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Hey checking in on this thread a couple years later. If anyone's still active, how'd that modification hold up over time, I just had this happen to me on the last bolt that I was working on, drivers side upper frame bolt and im thinking of what I should do
 

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Hey checking in on this thread a couple years later. If anyone's still active, how'd that modification hold up over time, I just had this happen to me on the last bolt that I was working on, drivers side upper frame bolt and im thinking of what I should do

Still holding up. No issue.
 
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