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Old 11-23-2004, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have 97' M3 sedan with two small cracks on the underside of the fender where the shock mount attatches to the "frame". Discovered the cracks when replacing shock mounts. Dealer tells me to fix it correctly (weld plus rienforcing area)will cost over $1,000.00 Seems excessive. Is there a better alternative? There is no rust or corrosion in the area. Does it really need to be welded?
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If you want that sucker to be strong.. yes welding is a must... If you are going to track the car.. meaning putting it on a track.. then that area must be reinforced... You can get this done at a local garage... or weld shop.. get them to flush weld it.. then weld a reinforced piece of either steel or alluminum to reinforce it...

Shouldnt me any more than a few hundred bucks at the most.. mostly labor costs..

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