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Thread: This is why shock tower reinforcement plates are a must

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Can't even Crack a joke about this.
    Oh wait... now I see what you did there... sometimes it takes me a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sockethead View Post
    Oh wait... now I see what you did there... sometimes it takes me a while

    Same here. Duh...


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    Lol. Punny joke

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    Mine.



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    You too, eh? That sucks... You need to get that guy that was TIG welding your boiler to fix it up for you
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    Sure do. I terminated the crack some two years ago, and threw the rough road kit and strut bar on it, and zero migration has occured.

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    I read the same thing somewhere else. The guy didn't fix the crack... Just added the plates and the crack stayed the same size/length after 2 years...
    Certainly good to know for those who don't have the equipment or money to fix it
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    i put these reinforcement plates in when i put in my bilstein PSS. glad i did - sorry for your hassle, rob!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Mine.



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    Did you end up fixing the mushrooming? Doesn't like mushroomed in that pic... how did you end up fixing it?


    Mine are now pretty badly mushroomed, and don't want it to get worse, so I need to fix the 'shrooming and get those plates. I'm not sure how to go about fixing the towers though...
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    I fixed it with the metal sandwich, described above. Never welded. No furthering of damage after I terminated the holes.

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