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Old 10-23-2013, 08:05 AM
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Thread protecter mystery.

While giving my new truck a close inspection, (one of many) I
noticed the passenger side front shock was missing what I
call a "thread protector." I called my salesman and he said he'd put one aside for me. When I got there, he told me that all of the trucks had missing caps on
the passenger side and he had no idea why.
Well, I now have one, but does anyone here know why this the norm?

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Are you talking about the threads on top of the shock? Could it be due to the proximity to the manifold on the specific side? Just guessing...
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I looked and mine doesn't have one on the right side either.

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UAW cuts. The guy that installs those was working on the drivers side of the truck that day.
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The reason those things will be on one side and not the other probably has a lot to do with the assembly line when the trucks are manufactured. Somewhere along the line in the course of screwing something together the human that's doing the assembly gets close to, or has a history of bumping/scratching the top of the shock on that side, so the fix was determined to be a thread protector on that one. It could also be a case of threads getting damaged from something else as it's being put together.

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The reason those things will be on one side and not the other probably has a lot to do with the assembly line when the trucks are manufactured. Somewhere along the line in the course of screwing something together the human that's doing the assembly gets close to, or has a history of bumping/scratching the top of the shock on that side, so the fix was determined to be a thread protector on that one. It could also be a case of threads getting damaged from something else as it's being put together.

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Makes sense to me!
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There is a wiring harness that runs by the top of the shock on that side. Im sure it is to protect that harness from rubbing on the threads and damaging it.
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