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 Post subject: cracked weld on shock absorber at the top
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:20 pm 
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well as the description says, the shock is cracked at around the top of the body where its end has been welded on, its not leaking anything/ its working as usual, but im wondering what caused my problem and should it be replaced under waranty even though i fitted it myself? theres no left to right movement of the diff when i drive, or backwards/forwads of course, so is it just a faulty item, they are standard size shocks recomended for standard or low spring and thats all im running.
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ps ill upload a picture soon when i refit my wheel

 

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 Post subject: Re: cracked weld on shock absorber at the top
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:22 pm 
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If they are still under warranty it would be covered , regardless of who fitted it . What brand are they ?

 

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Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Kyb ajx adjustables, only 3 months Image

 

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 Post subject: Re: cracked weld on shock absorber at the top
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:59 pm 
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So its cracked all the way around the shock , I can see the paint flakes

 

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 Post subject: Re: cracked weld on shock absorber at the top
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:03 pm 
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It looks s**t in the pic, in real life thats cracked weld along the top :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: cracked weld on shock absorber at the top
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Its not all the way round, just in that area. Ill take a better look next time the wheels off

 

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Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Looks like a faulty manufacture not damaged.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cracked weld on shock absorber at the top
Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:46 pm 
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Doesn't looked cracked to me in that pic....just a daggy edge of the weld...which is common...with any brand of shockie.

 

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