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So this low creep speed and tight turning popping noise has been bugging me for a while and after checking all the nuts and bolts in the back and finding them tight, I had to dig a little deeper.

I’ve never liked the shocks on the JTR and the wife was really complaining lately about the excessive bouncy ride so I slid underneath to look at the shocks and lo and behold, they’re oily.

Truck goes in on Tuesday. Would they determine these are shot? I pulled the bottom bolt and shoved the shock stem all the way up then let it drop on its own. It would make a pop sound as it almost flexed out.

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Would they determine these are shot?
I would say yes. You would still have to be within the basic bumper to bumper warranty period for them to be covered. Then again, you are in Canada so no telling how they will handle it.
 
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I would say yes. You would still have to be within the basic bumper to bumper warranty period for them to be covered. Then again, you are in Canada so no telling how they will handle it.
I’m still under warranty 😎
 

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Would they determine these are shot? I pulled the bottom bolt and shoved the shock stem all the way up then let it drop on its own. It would make a pop sound as it almost flexed out.
Based on the oily condition, I'm going to say no. Manufacturers typically accept some shock 'weeping' and 'wetness' as normal, and won't do anything unless the shock is dripping oil. Your shocks do not appear to be dripping.

Now, if you can get the dealer to confirm the popping noise is abnormal, then I think you'll get the shock(s) replaced. But, actually getting the dealer to accept an abnormal sound as abnormal could be a challenge.
 

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My JTM's Fox Shocks have been making that noise too lately. I'm going to take a look tomorrow and clean and lube the shafts.
I've been reading that the seals get stiff in cooler weather.
 

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My JTM's Fox Shocks have been making that noise too lately. I'm going to take a look tomorrow and clean and lube the shafts.
I've been reading that the seals get stiff in cooler weather.
My rear shocks on my 21 Mojave were leaking pretty good. Dealer replaced both of them and said something about a bad batch of seals. Didn’t question anything. That was at about 18k miles. No leaks from the new ones in about 5k miles.
 

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In the state of Pa. Leaking shocks is a reason to fail the state inspection. Being a state inspector at one time. I would fail that shock.
 

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I just pulled the covers and inspected mine. No leaks. Cleaned with Blaster silicone spray and then applied a clean coat of same and left damp. The clunking noise is gone for now.
I'm pretty sure it was the seals binding to the shafts slightly and "popping" when they let go.
 

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So this low creep speed and tight turning popping noise has been bugging me for a while and after checking all the nuts and bolts in the back and finding them tight, I had to dig a little deeper.

I’ve never liked the shocks on the JTR and the wife was really complaining lately about the excessive bouncy ride so I slid underneath to look at the shocks and lo and behold, they’re oily.

Truck goes in on Tuesday. Would they determine these are shot? I pulled the bottom bolt and shoved the shock stem all the way up then let it drop on its own. It would make a pop sound as it almost flexed out.

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Try. When I was in the shop doing this sort of work - if it leaked it leaked. Only a damp area wasn't a leak. If you could wipe any part of the shock and have wet oil on your finger, it was a bad shock.
My bet is that if I wiped my finger all the way around the wet part of that shock it would almost constitute a drip.
And once they start, they can be noisy.

I've not put the Rubicon take-offs back on my 2022 after taking them off my 2020 because I think they suck - bouncy shocks and zero advantage over any of the others other than looks.

In the state of Pa. Leaking shocks is a reason to fail the state inspection. Being a state inspector at one time. I would fail that shock.
I used to do inspections when Iowa had their law - and yes, that shock would fail for sure.
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