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Old 07-17-2007, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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uhh... Is This Bad?!

I'm kidding... i know this is really bad. so experts, WHAT do i do now. and how do and should i go about doing it. this is the rear passenger upper shock mount area. when i saw this i shit myself. so any advice is and will be welcome.

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Old 07-17-2007, 12:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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oh shit these are huge... sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2007, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im no expert but i would say cut out and weld in a new one?
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah. Must be welded back together and reinforced with z3 shock mount reinforcement plates. Here are a couple of links from when the same thing happened to Del:

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Is this a common problem for all years of the e36?
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Yup. It's right there with corner lights falling off, the glovebox sagging, and the A/C unit crapping out.
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I just took the shock and mount out. is it safe to drive it around now???????
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What? Without shocks?
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It's not a big deal. BMW of Fairfax charged me $220 to weld in a new shock tower. Put in TMS braces as well and it shouldn't happen again.
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soooo!!! crisis over with. I talked to my pops and he used a guy in portland to fix his old 356 porsche. Dad said he did a great job so he took my car down there for me and the guy welded a plate in place for $75. it doesn't look perfect but it does look a lot better than it did. i alsoo ordered those TMS reinforcement kit and he said he'd weld them in place for $25. i'll post some pics if you guys want to see. just let me know... and by the way, thanks for the replies peeps.
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i want to see them.

cool that you got it done so cheap though.

and really, corner lights falling off drz? haven't heard of that one before haha
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i want to see them.

cool that you got it done so cheap though.

and really, corner lights falling off drz? haven't heard of that one before haha

Sounds good. i'll get them up probably by tomorrow...
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Yup. It's right there with corner lights falling off, the glovebox sagging, and the A/C unit crapping out.
hahaha every single one of those things has happened to me
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Yup. It's right there with corner lights falling off, the glovebox sagging, and the A/C unit crapping out.
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