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  1. #1
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    Lower shock mounts flogged out

    Hi
    Need more help from the Defender faithful .
    Justed pulled my 96 130 rear Shocks out.
    Been incorrectly installed and maintained by previous owner.
    The lower mount holes are flogged out.
    Fitting new Koni Heavy Track. What can be done to repair?
    Thanks again

  2. #2
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    just had the same thing on my 97 130, but not to that extent. What i did with my mate who can weld was to line up a lower shock washer in the right orientation and spot weld it in place. He then welded up the top of the bracket using the washer as a guide. fitted top washer and fitted shocks no issues. did both sides no issues.

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    As above. Weld in a thick shock washer over the elongated hole
    Phil B

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  4. #4
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    I did the same. Welded a thick washer in there, years ago.
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    After repairing the holes and when fitting the new shocks, ensure that they a torqued up correctly.
    I'm not sure what the setting is off hand but it is surprisingly high and I think that not applying (and maintaining) sufficient torque is what causes the damage that you now have to repair.
    Roger



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