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Old November 7th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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This is what happens when you hit a pothole or harsh bump

going about 40-45 on rt 355 in rockville, Maryland... hit a harsh bump in the asphalt that was hard to see.. apparently the fork on the shock ripped off the metal tab that keeps it in place, pushing the bottom of the shock onto the axel. some material got worn off the axel.. and the rubber boot got chewed up a little bit too.


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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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WOW thats crazy how that happened. is the axel still usable?

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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #3
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Damn, thats awful Dude. I can relate
though to egregious road conditions.
We have potholes here that will eat
a third of a wheel.

Diggin those brake lines.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #4
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dammm kai! that must have been a huge pothole!!!!! want to buy my gator glenn axles now?? Just kidding.. still waiting on word, but yea hope you get it fixed soon! we got to see numbers!!!

i'm surprised your alignment wasn't off.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #5
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Well, we'll be installing some Tien-SS soon enough. At least the axel is recoverable, just needs a new boot and some paint, I hope.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #6
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damn, so that was the sound?
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Old November 7th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #7
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how big was the hole??? I would assume the piston in the shock would compress first before exerting pressure on the plate on the bottom... did the piston completely just bottom out?

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Old November 7th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #8
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i see you have stainless steel brake lines. Seriously though,it might help you feel like braking is better but those things are going to break if your car is lowered and with all the bad road conditions your driving. I know cause i had them before
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Old November 7th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #9
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it wasnt even a pothole, it was a huge harsh bump in the road, but same idea. I suspect also that when I reassembled the suspension after putting in the J35 that I didnt properly load the suspension to finally tighten the fork.. so there may have been a small gap and when i hit the bump it slammed into the retaining piece of the shock.

LT- ha keep those GG axels, but if you really wanna cheer me up ill take the LSD.

yeah I am getting the tein ss coilovers that were for sale on v6p.. those should be fun.

haiyter-- why would the SS lines break with the car lowered?
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #10
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^ werd on the axles, c/os and brake lines.
I've had the suspension and ss lines from day
one, recently GG axles.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #11
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but if you really wanna cheer me up ill take the LSD.
haha i can't cheer you up that much!
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Old November 8th, 2007, 05:04 AM   #12
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how big was the hole??? I would assume the piston in the shock would compress first before exerting pressure on the plate on the bottom... did the piston completely just bottom out?
I had the shocks set to full stiff, i believe the shock did bottom but the noise and feeling of it breaking caught my attention much more and i cant say for sure.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 07:16 AM   #13
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I had a koni slip as well, although it didnt make it all the way down to the axle thankfully. FYI I attempted to put some torque on the bolt holding the bottom of the shock in place and managed to torque the head off. I was lucky to find a local stealership that had the bolt in stock.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #14
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Since these are completely out of warrenty I think I am going to try to weld a new stop on, we have stock struts as backup incase this fails and the strut lets go, but it is worth a shot, just have to cool the rest of the housing, probably submirse in water and do very short bursts with the mig welder.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #15
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^ Damn he's a friggin mechanical
artist, I'm tellin' ya...

Good morning btw.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:55 AM   #16
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^Good morning, seen any aliens lately
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Old November 8th, 2007, 11:02 AM   #17
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No aliens but I saw a UFO.

Yes as a matter of fact it was
a document known as the US
Constitution, I saw it sailing
off into the distance.

As it was flying off I saw a Predator
drone fire a missle at it, completely
obliterating it.

Thanks for asking.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 11:05 AM   #18
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^ Sorry a bit off topic Paul, but you
had to ask.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 02:04 PM   #19
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strange tangent to go off on Doc, but I like where you're headed
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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:57 PM   #20
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ahh i did that...called koni and had them send out a new shock...it ripped my cv boot and was leaking grease everywhere had to replace that outta my own pocket...it sucked
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Old December 26th, 2007, 09:26 PM   #21
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that sucks

hope it didnt hurt anything else...
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #22
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how did you find out? was it making noises of some sort
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #23
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hope it didnt hurt anything else...
well it ripped through the axel boot but not much grease came out... some material has been worn off the axel as a result of having to drive 10 miles home with the shock riding directly on the axel


o3exV6rider how did you find out? was it making noises of some sort

yeah as soon as it happened the car made the most god awful noise i have ever heard... it sounded like taking a metal rake and running it accross a chaulkboard and then having that sound amplified 5 times. and the front right side was riding noticeably lower than the left side.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 03:45 PM   #24
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well it ripped through the axel boot but not much grease came out... some material has been worn off the axel as a result of having to drive 10 miles home with the shock riding directly on the axel


o3exV6rider how did you find out? was it making noises of some sort

yeah as soon as it happened the car made the most god awful noise i have ever heard... it sounded like taking a metal rake and running it accross a chaulkboard and then having that sound amplified 5 times. and the front right side was riding noticeably lower than the left side.
moral of the story
CRACK IS WACK
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Old April 8th, 2008, 07:24 AM   #25
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amen


so i have a full set of eibach prokit springs and THREE good koni shocks.. anyone want em? ill sell them for a great price and the 4th koni is 150 brand new to buy. pm me if interested
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so i have a full set of eibach prokit springs and THREE good koni shocks.. anyone want em? ill sell them for a great price and the 4th koni is 150 brand new to buy. pm me if interested
you are not able to get the broken shock replaced under warranty through koni?
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Old July 26th, 2008, 09:50 AM   #27
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just curious to know. when the install was done, did you line up the tab at the bottom of the fork with the pinch bolt?

i noticed that looking at the pictures, the pinch bolt on the fork is like a full 90 degrees from the indentation on the koni shock for which the pinch bolt should have went through.

just curious as i have this same setup on my car now and after reading this post get very paranoid about any serious bump in the road. and in living in the northeast, new jersey, there are alot of bumps in the road.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 10:02 AM   #28
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Ouch, that hurts...reminds me of when my Ingalls camber kit broke while driving.
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wow...your axel got owned
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