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Old 01-12-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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Need Positive ID on these RSM's

OK, bought the car a few years ago, and dude said RSMs were upgraded, i think he said to RE mounts, but im not for sure anymore after seeing some online.

I took a few pics of them hoping maybe some of you guys would be able to ID them positively for me, no, theyre not broken and function VERY well, but im lookin gto change shocks soon and im curious as to if i need to change any parts on the mounts at the same time. As you can see, the screws that mount them to the body are tack welded to prevent backing out i guess. Dont want to touch them if i dont have to....

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Old 01-13-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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Your car has been modified to allow shock removal from below. If I'm seeing correctly the screw heads are welded to the plate and plate welded to the body. So, by removing nuts from below the shock should come out. Usually the mount has studs that come through with nuts inside the car.
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ah... thats what i thought. so i dont have to remove the mount to change the shock huh. cool. ant idea what brand RSM's they are and what i need to replace when changing the shock?
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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They do appear to be RE's, they sell a kit that replaces the rubber bushings. The washer on top of the mount is vestigal from the stock mounts, you should reuse that as well I guess (RE's typically come with a flat washer instead).
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i keep hearing RE or GC, i dont know which one it is.
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wow that looks fukin weird. i think ur fine, everything looks good!
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i know theyre fine, i just want to know what i have and what i may need to change when i change the shocks.
im starting to doubt theyre RE because all the RE ones i see have a regular hex mount bolt, not a allen head one.
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well judging by your bushing you're in great shape. i agree, doesnt look like a rogue mount to me
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yeah theyre solid
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Ground Control. I'm positive.
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do u agree with what Hummer said?
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Here are a couple pics for reference. Mine are not solid but I'm still 99% sure you have GC.

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they're rogue engineering RSM's ... have the EXACT same one's on my whip however yours look quite dirty ... regardless you won't need to change them out as you can remove your shock from the bottom now
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Here are the Rogue's...

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exactly, the RE ones use different mount screws. the ones DfJaws posted share the same screw type, only the bushing is different, which could be down to the shocks.
im leaning to GC also. i will take a pic from the underside, and see what i can determine, tho its prolly too filthy under there to tell.
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Also, if you look at the portion of the metal mount itself that sticks up out of the shock tower, the RE one is slightly slanted, whereas the GC mount pokes straight though.
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ok, im confused again....
im confused again, look at these, these are supposedly GC...



and look at these, supposedly RE ones here...


Then look at mine....



WTF are they
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ok, took a few pics of the underside.
these def look like the ones in the GC pic.
what do you guys think?
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wow. horrible welds on the chassis.. I'd clean everything up and get a brand new pair of either M3 RSM or poly bushings from TMS/RE etc if you don't mind some extra noise.
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