shock spacers for freightliner.

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Ristow, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Been about 7 years since I looked at an airliner suspension but IIRC the shocks didn't have spacers. The shock eyes were wide enough to fit the mounts. Looks like you've got the lighter rated suspension though. Everything we had ran the highest capacity airliner suspension so maybe its different?
     
  2. Ristow

    Ristow Road Train Member

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    it might. it does have the 10" frame rails,and the fronts of the rear springs are military wrap.
     
  3. VWbeagle

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    There is three different shock mounts for fld. One like yours. One with a spacer on one side, and one with a spacer on the other side. The one like you have, the shock itself should have a collar going all the way across. If the shocks don't then the shock mount would have the spacer on one side or the other depending on what side of the truck it is on. Only way to change shock mount is to pull the spring, take centre pin out of spring and change the mount. I would try and find the proper shock for the mount instead of changing the mount.
     
  4. Ristow

    Ristow Road Train Member

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    thanks VW,i was suspecting that,and the guy at freightliner couldn't get into the "old" computer,so he looked up a later model truck. i asked him if maybe those mounts have changed,and he had kinda progressed into the "better things to do" mode and said no......kinda like the waitress in "Tommy Boy" when he asks her if shes sure the kitchen was closed,lol.. these mounts are pretty beat up,if i do change them i'll go later model. the holes are wallowed out on some of them. i might just weld a heavy washer in there rather than swap them and all the hassles involved.
     
  5. dclerici1

    dclerici1 Medium Load Member

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    I think I'd be more worried about the lining on that shoe than the spacer for the shock. Looks to me it's starting to separate from the shoe. Just sayin......
     
  6. Ristow

    Ristow Road Train Member

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    AModelCat Thanks this.
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