Wanted to get on the Jeep’s rear shocks before it got hot(ter), so I hit it first thing in the morning. Yesterday afternoon there was nothing to do but sit in the shade, which fortunately I can now do…
…and that’s probably where I’ll spend this afternoon. It never really cooled off overnight but still if there is ever a good time to crawl around under the Jeep knocking mud down on yourself it’s not while you’re being baked by the afternoon sun. I’m genuinely getting too old for some of this shit.
I had high hopes that this was finally going to fix my rear shock problem. At a minimum the new ones are substantially longer, so the rear axle articulation won’t exceed the rebound capacity of the shock and pull the damned shackle right off the damned Jeep. Repeatedly. Should have done this a year ago, frankly. These new ones are more than twice as expensive – but I already bought stock shocks three times. How expensive was that, Joel?
I did the job before morning chicken chores, so as soon as I had the shocks on I could load up water bottles and take the Jeep through the wash to Landlady’s place. And I must say – though the Jeep still has a harsh ride, I don’t think I’m kidding myself (this time) when I say this really did make a difference in a good way.