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Old 02-20-2008
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stock shock mount strength

are the stock shock mounts pretty strong? im gonna be doing some mild prerunning (no jumping or anything) and i was wondering about this. Im more worried about the fronts than the rears. thanks
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I have broken the rear pass. side shock mount that attaches to the frame. I have a aal pack and fabtech shocks so maybe that did it but only one side broke. It broke at the part where the shock attaches to the mount. It was a ***** to switch out becasue I had to go to the junk yard and cut out one and remount it. I think it broke when I was just driving one day.
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I would be more worried about the spindles cause I seen people break those more than shock mounts when going over rough terrain fast.
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speaking of which, has anyone seen an RCD spindle break? i BEAT on mine

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are you talking upper or lower mounts on the front?

the coil overs on the RCD kit are basically bolted to the same place with a little reinforcement, it should be fine
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I just got back from the shop, I was trying to see where my brakes were leaking and I found out that my shock mount broke off on the drivers side exactly where Egor29's mount broke. If they are rusty at all replace them, just my suggestion.
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It broke at the bolt that is attached to the upper shock mount. Just riding on the springs made it a nice soft ride but whenever you hit a bump, your *** end would feel like it was kicking to the side.
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