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Old 04-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Bad rear shock?

I hit a giant pothole last night in the dark in my 330 (sport package) and popped a strut mount.


I'm trying to get the car running over the weekend, and will eventually go TMS or RE, but after getting the new OE one in, it looks like I have more problems. The bumpstop has been pushed down too far, or isn't bolted on like it should be. The new mount looks like it's being stretched. Do I need a new shock/bumpstop as well? It looks like that mount would tear if I hit any decent sized bump... Previous owner did a lot of autocrossing, and these are supposedly new ZHP dampers 2 years/30k miles ago. The shock still moves with resistance if you're pushing it by hand.




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Old 04-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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ALL IT IS IS A SMALL THIN WASHER that keeps the top stop from sliding down the shock. You can go to the hardware store and get one that fits on it or you can get a new shock mount from Advance Autoparts that includes the new washer. I believe it is the Monroe shock mounts that include the new hardware. Check your shock to make sure the lip will still retain the washer.
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