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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #226
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I wish I could help.
Id bend it back then lay a bead on the crack then sandwich it welding a pair of fish plates on the sides


God you need a welder

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Absolutely not. Bending it back is a terrible choice imo because of the amount of stress that mount gets, bending rusty metal is going to make it weaker, even with the new welds. Instead it would just crack in a different spot.

I'm not happy about it, but $150 to have new mounts on both sides of the axle is a damn good deal.

A welder is coming, I just need to find a used one on craigslist or something.

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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #227
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I think this summer I am going to re-coat the underside. This time instead of Chassis Saver I am going to use Mastercoat, apparently this is the stuff they use to coat steel bridges and all sort of craziness.

http://www.masterseriescoatings.com/index/primer/
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #228
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101" is factory wheelbase.
Yes. 101" is enough for up to 37" tires at least. Why stretch?
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #229
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Yes. 101" is enough for up to 37" tires at least. Why stretch?
Man for descending it makes such a difference ... especially when your taking big drops
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:34 AM   #230
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Man for descending it makes such a difference ... especially when your taking big drops
Get more downtravel instead of stretching?
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:57 AM   #231
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That last picture is kinda scary!

How you are you liking the Bilstiens?!? I need new shocks so bad...
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Unread 03-11-2013, 11:01 AM   #232
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That last picture is kinda scary!

How you are you liking the Bilstiens?!? I need new shocks so bad...
Right? Just walked outside on my break and was looking at the mount some more. It really needs to be next Tuesday like now. I don't like the way it's on there at all and don't particularly feel safe driving it.

The bilsteins are amazing. Especially with the new control arms on, it rides great and I barely feel anything on the road. It'll be even nice once the alignment is done and the tiny bit of bumpsteer that is left is solved.
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Absolutely not. Bending it back is a terrible choice imo because of the amount of stress that mount gets, bending rusty metal is going to make it weaker, even with the new welds. Instead it would just crack in a different spot.

I'm not happy about it, but $150 to have new mounts on both sides of the axle is a damn good deal.

A welder is coming, I just need to find a used one on craigslist or something.
Not if you heat it first

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Unread 03-11-2013, 11:11 AM   #234
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Not if you heat it first

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Still, it will never be as strong as a new set of mounts in comparison.

e: Plus if they **** up and over heat my axle and it causes me to break a shaft or something, guess who's paying for it? The shop, lol.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #235
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I dunno what the weathers like up there, but you could probably get another axle with spare shafts in it for a lot less than $150. But old stock mounts on an old stock axle will never be as strong as that new stuff your having welded on.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #236
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I dunno what the weathers like up there, but you could probably get another axle with spare shafts in it for a lot less than $150. But old stock mounts on an old stock axle will never be as strong as that new stuff your having welded on.
I'm fairly certain that axles go for a little be less at the local jy with me pulling it, and with the weather about to get crappy, and no way to take off work, it's not worth it.
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I'm fairly certain that axles go for a little be less at the local jy with me pulling it, and with the weather about to get crappy, and no way to take off work, it's not worth it.
True enough.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 04:27 AM   #238
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Hmm, what to buy next?
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Hmm, what to buy next?
E fan conversion? 789 injectors?

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Unread 03-14-2013, 05:55 AM   #240
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E fan conversion? 789 injectors?

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That's coming in May with my paid vacation.
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