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I ran into a little dilemma while remove the rear shock on a 2000 Toyota 4Runner. I cut the shaft on the shock like I have done a 1000 times.... and then all hell broke loose.๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Story time: torch job gone wrong…”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    You should see Nascar shocks and how they're tuned.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    Good info to remember

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars charredskeleton says:

    Thanks for showing this. To show humanity is to give humanity.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Rainier says:

    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars david john robinson says:

    Glad you"r safe mate. Beside being dangerous, them shocks must cost more to manufactour. The way i would go from now is file a small flat and drill into shaft. On the bright side you managed to keep you"r eyebrows.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Albert Cassler says:

    It's not rocket science, it's a fricken car..

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars trevor mcgaha says:

    Yes it's a kyb shock I use to make them

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kp Stanoyevic says:

    It is a hydraulic shock they put them on for better ride

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Demonlord468 says:

    When i worked at a scrap yard i seen a kid cut into one of those shocks with a torch one time… Straight up knocked him right on his ass backwards and sounded like a gun going off when he cut into it. Also spit a pretty big flame up into his face. Thankfully he went overboard on safety shit and was wearing a face shield but, the flame still took all the hair off his face even with that thing on. The shaft and big part of the shock are BOTH pressurized. Meaning if you cut into any part of it with a torch your going to have a bad time. It was one of the first things i was told when i started there not to ever mess with those shocks and so was that kid he just wasn't one big on listening to people very well..

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars stephanie curlee says:

    Lol you let the shock do you on the first date๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew ROBINSON says:

    Its been 2 years. Have you come across anymore with holes. ???

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sunbeam says:

    What brand shock? Tokiko?, KYB? OE?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob Winder says:

    ROFLOL!…(sorry…but this one is funny!)

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan MacEwen says:

    The loudest noise I have ever experienced. Subaru Outback ball joint. I had it on the bench, in a vice. I was heating it to break it free, for replacement. And a literal cannon shot went off 2 feet from my head. People from a building over ran over to see what happened, and I was barely able to do the math, I was in a bit of shock. The ball shot out of it's cup and vanished. Other than a complete near death experience, and injured pride, no injury. 2 weeks later I found the ball stud laying on the floor by the shop door. I saved it as it could have easily killed me. Talk about missing a bullet. I'm very leary of what and how I torch now days, and if I think there is a danger, I will drill a hole or two to relieve any pressure. Glad you are still making videos. lol

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The Duke says:

    It's been a long time since that action created that result for me and the wife. Better ways, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wayne Hutchinson says:

    To quote another reply,"Just remember viewer's,if l can pee out of fright,so can you "Thanks for video, lts one of your funniest and informative

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnson Grande says:

    A mechanic was killed at a mine when he was using a cutting torch to remove a stuck drill bit from a broken hollow drill rod. Unbeknownst to him the drillers had drilled through a loaded blast hole prior to the rod breaking off and the rod was full of blast powder. He went out with a bang.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars H says:

    Was just thinking, the rods might be very useful elsewhere… like the stainless rods in Teleflex steering rams… very useful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tracey Allen says:

    Nice hiss!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars will w says:

    Those shocks had him in shock alright.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars will w says:

    The last time he was that scared was his first time many moons ago.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bamboo Forest says:

    You can drill or disc cut into the lowest point on the shock body and drain the majority of the oil first. Then gas cut the top, slightly safer.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mart H says:

    Shocking!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The DR says:

    Wow, that's crazy. Next time…SAWZALL!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Railnut says:

    I guess the prudent thing would be to find out who manufactured that shock and remember it , then check the make of future shocks before you cut them.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rydplrs says:

    I bent the body just a bit mid wheel well to access that bolt with a sawzall.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew Honnoll says:

    Just my 2 cents worth and understand this is coming from someone who lives in MS and doesn't have to deal with nearly as much rust as you. I would de pressurize all of them before cutting through the shaft.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eugene Polan says:

    "You see this cat Shaft is a bad mother (Shut your mouth)
    But I'm talkin' about Shaft (Then we can dig it)"

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Ouellette says:

    On this episode of sma Eric milks a shock!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chuck Hathcock says:

    Based on the comments, youโ€™ve improved the safety of a lot of other mechanics. Thanks for posting this Mr. O.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Kubash says:

    That is scary!! Thanks for sharing this!