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Old 06-11-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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BENT upper front shock mount!!! Anyone seen this before???

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I have original Pfadt coilovers on my SS and I was cleaning the engine bay and saw this! The shock tower mount is bent!!! Anyone else have this issue and can it be fixed/corrected???
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:12 PM   #2
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Hit any big potholes and bottom out the suspension?
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:44 PM   #3
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Hit any big potholes and bottom out the suspension?
I was flying down a road and it had a nasty bump BUT I didn't think it would cause that !
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Those are very thin plates that obviously did not like the bump you hit.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:22 AM   #5
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Those are very thin plates that obviously did not like the bump you hit.
Is it a easy fix JP?
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:36 AM   #6
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Is it a easy fix JP?
Literally pound the actual tower back in shape and see if they will replace your strut mount / camber plate.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:57 AM   #7
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Ouch that looks rough, since its thin metal I would just try to hammer it back into shape.
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Gotta pound that back into shape
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Ouch that looks rough, since its thin metal I would just try to hammer it back into shape.
Cover it with a microfiber or two and hammer it back down.

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Cover it with a microfiber or too and hammer it back down.
Oh boy......another project! Thank you for the input gentlemen!
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:06 PM   #11
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Oh boy......another project! Thank you for the input gentlemen!


Let's us know if hammering down works. Thanks.


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Hammering will straighten the tower. There is no if about that. The camber plate has to be replaced.

The permanent fix is a thicker plate.

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Hammering will straighten the tower. There is no if about that. The camber plate has to be replaced.



The permanent fix is a thicker plate.





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