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I finally got around to installing my new Elka rear shock, but ran into an issue. Once I reinstall the stock lower mounting bolt, it turns and turns but doesn't seem to be tightening. There's no way to actually torque it to spec since it's seems to be free-spinning. Anyone have any suggestions or tips?

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hmmm it could be stripped out if it just spins and spins, if you take the bolt out look at the threads in the shock clevis make sure they are ok. If it is stripped you can get a longer bolt and nut, but it might have to be a low profile nut to clear the dogbones.

edit: Im guessing the elka is like the stock shock and my penske witch have the threaded clevis.
 

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hmmm it could be stripped out if it just spins and spins, if you take the bolt out look at the threads in the shock clevis make sure they are ok. If it is stripped you can get a longer bolt and nut, but it might have to be a low profile nut to clear the dogbones.

edit: Im guessing the elka is like the stock shock and my penske witch have the threaded clevis.
The Elka does have a threaded clevis. Hard to tell if the threads are stripped, but it would make sense if they were. I'll try to find a longer bolt & nut to try. Looking at it now, there should still be room for a nut next to the dogbones.

Thanks for the replies, guys, I'll report back and let you know how it goes.
 

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The Elka I got had a threaded clevis and works fine with the stock bolt from the original setup.

If you have no threads, you've got the wrong clevis. Should be able to have the right one fitted if you send it back or have a suspension shop nearby that can order proper parts.

If it's stripped, you can still get it replaced the same way.
Or get a helicoil installed at a machine shop.
 
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