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Old 11-07-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by whyzee125 View Post
My towers aren't mushrooming, just cracking by the drug bin. Would reinforcement plates help? I thought that was only for the top. I did plan on doing it once I get it welded just go be sure nothing else gets messed up, but I think the reason it was painted is because of this previous repair. It's never been in an accident.
If your towers are cracking under stress, then I'd imagine that stress would have deformed your strut towers (mushrooming) well before those cracks would begin to appear to that degree. Are you sure they're fine? Post more pics of both strut towers. The plates are there to distribute the load evenly across the strut tower versus just the area the strut bearing contacts.
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