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Leaf spring mount breakage... normal?

Last fall I replaced the front mount for both leaf srpings on my '96 4 banger that I just got rid of. Yesterday I was doing a little easy (nothing hard on equipment) offroading and broke the drivers side front mount on the '97. So this will be the third one I have changed since last fall. Do these break alot? Should I buy a new passenger side mount while I'm at the dealer?
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I haven't heard of someone having continuous problems with a mount like that. I guess you're sure your frame isn't bent? If your spring is not true to the mount, then you could have stressed it with flexing.

I can't think of much else that could do it.
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it was on 2 different trucks John....

the spring hangers are bad about rusting out and breaking....espically on '98 and older Rangers........

IMO....get all 6 brackets (2 front hangers, 2 rear hangers, and 2 shackles) you need from the dealer to fix it on the '97 so you wont have to worry about them again.....i did all 6 of mine when i swaped in the lifted leafs......cost me right at $115 for the brackets and all the grade 8 bolts.....
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Interesting...I've seen where other's have broken, but mine are in pristine condition after these long 7 years of its life!
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most of the time it is a problem in high salting states.....ya know places were there is snow....
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it was on 2 different trucks John....
...and I get on others for not reading the posts, lol -- I completely missed that, sorry.
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...and I get on others for not reading the posts, lol -- I completely missed that, sorry.
notta problem....just pointing that out so you didn't think it was on the same truck
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My driver side front mount broke last week, I got a new one on just that side, was damn expensive but I'm gonna spray it down with a bed cover spray to prevent it from rusting again.
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wow....i only paid $130 for all 6 brackets....
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Well I bought all four on the way home from work today and my dad got me some grade 8 bolts. Broke out the air chisel and got them done. Now I need to make some gas tank straps because I am NOT paying close to $100 a piece for gas tanks straps. I hate living in the snow belt!
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My driver side front mount broke last week, I got a new one on just that side, was damn expensive but I'm gonna spray it down with a bed cover spray to prevent it from rusting again.
Umm.. my drivers side front mount was $25.. from a stealership
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that is about what i paid......
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WTF, I paid $220+ at my step-dad's shop with discount . . . I should have done it myself, damn it.
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