Rear spring tower mounts bending & tearing

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Rear spring tower mounts bending & tearing

Post by Dustin » 06 Apr 2017 20:01

I was cruising Youtube and I came across this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MqZLHHhI8c
Has anyone experienced this problem on their Patrol ?
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Re: Rear spring tower mounts bending & tearing

Post by Peter Connan » 06 Apr 2017 20:43

there is quite a discussion about it somewhere on here, and about a bracket to prevent it.

But the bottom line is, nobody came forward with personal experience, although I seem to remember that Walther Gygax (Kalaharisafari) had it happen on one of his cars.
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Re: Rear spring tower mounts bending & tearing

Post by hugejp » 06 Apr 2017 21:29

So Mr Connan,

When are you making these braces??? :thumbup:
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Re: Rear spring tower mounts bending & tearing

Post by Peter Connan » 07 Apr 2017 05:40

I missed the opportunity to measure David's car when it had been put on the lift especially so that I could... :redface:
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