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Old 11-12-2018, 07:31 AM
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I'm wondering why I got this crack? I had the shocks attached at the top holes on the mount to try to get the body a little higher. Maybe too much stress on the mount? I lowered the shocks to the lowest hole now. I'll have to weld this I guess. Anyone have this happen?

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if u tried to raise the car by moving shock bottom to the highest position most likely the shock bottomed out. i'm hoping u used another way to raise the body and not thinking the shock would do it.. it wouldn't
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Shock mounts and shocks are not meant to hold the car up....that is the job of spring perches and springs.

Air shocks, and ersatz coil spring over shock combos are sold, but they are never the proper way to do things, they are just a cheat hack for someone who doesn't want to do it the right way.

It cracked because you subjected it to a load it was never designed to carry, and may have caused the shock to compress solid, which would really hit the shock mount hard.
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That sharp corner at the notch is why it cracked, a huge no-no when building something structural.
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