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Hi everybody (🖐),
this is my first post on the T4 forum.

Has anybody else had a discrepancy with the top bolt on rear Sachs HD shocks?
The bolt is M12 but the eyelet is 14mm, leaving some 'slack'.

Brand new shocks, with code 105 819, even bought new bolts just to be sure.
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Cheers in advance guys/girls!
 

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Well.....just my thoughts, but the main "holding force" for the shocks is the tension on the bolt(s) clamping the ferrule/eyelet against the mounting bracket.
LOTS of people have had trouble removing those bolts, due to being seized into the sleeve (MANY PEOPLE!!)
Maybe Sachs decided better to leave a clearance hole rather then a tight fit?
Once clamped up tight, I don't imaging that the shock will want to move. (?)

I checked your part number (as you did I guess!), and it seem sthat is the correct unit.

As an idea.....why not get some 0.8-1mm plastic sheet, cut it to correct length and width, and use it as a "sleeve".
Just warm it up to get the tubular shape.

I never really got my head around "spigot rings" for wheels....a piece of plastic to support the wheel to the hub...when you have 5 "big bolts" that clamp tight to hold it.....but many say they are "needed".
I just think it's makes centralising the wheel easier!
A van of 2 tonne weight, over a bump, comes out at something like 10 tonnes per wheel.....does that plastic ring REALLY make a difference?!?!?!
 

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Cheers for quick reply @Or_GazM !

Im gonna whip up a quick sleeve in work just for piece of mind.

Hard to imagine how spigot rings make that much difference ay!

Hopefully I'm not the only one to come across this lol
 
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