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Following is an easy job to do that could one day save your rear tyre.

Rear Trailing arms on Mokes have been known to fail on occasion, when this happens the rear wheel moves backwards and inwards. The rear subframe bolt is perfectly positioned to meet the sidewall of your tyre when this happens. Depending on how quickly you pull up will be the factor on how much damage this bolt does to your tyre. The first step is to trim the bolt back so it is only one or two threads proud of the nut, this increases the surface area of impact, if you choose to do nothing else.

An additional safety measure is to fit a Protector tube. I have come across this solution elsewhere so thought I should share, and another option to the other one on Mokewerx.

You require 100mm (4”) of 50mm(2”) x 20mm(3/4”) RHS Tubing. DO NOT USE 25mm - you will not have enough clearance with the tyre. Wall thickness not important, what ever you can get your hands on.

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This will be cut in half to make two protectors but easier to hold at this length while drilling the holes.

The holes are positioned 25mm in from each end and the side. On one side will be 2 x  25mm holes and the other side 2 x ½” holes. If you don’t have a 25mm Drill then a hole-saw will do the trick.

If using a Hole-saw do the 25mm hole first because the Hole-saw pilot hole will then go through the other side and make drilling the 1/2” hole easier.

Drill the 1/2" holes.

Then just cut the piece of tube in two halves.

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The 25mm hole is so that a 11/16” Socket can fit through, which is what you need to undo the subframe bolt nut. It is now just a simple matter of fitting.

You will need to jack the car up and remove road wheel. Use car stand before working under vehicle. Remove the Subframe nut and large washer.

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Then just fit the Protector Tube, then the Large washer inside the tube, and the nut.

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Tighten up the nut. Once you have refitted the road wheel check that you have clearance between the tyre and protector tube.

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Job done.

 

The original post on the Mokes Inc. Forum can be found here. Thanks to Pete Power for the photos and text, and for allowing it to be reproduced here.