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So it would appear my upper shock mount has let go, thoughts on best way to fix it? Its on the passenger side and its an OME strut.
 

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oh ok well that would be pretty straight forward. i thought that round piece of metal below the bolt on the shaft was supposed to be permanently fixed to the hole above the chewed up bushing.

Thanks, disregard this my brain isn't working it would seem. i should go back to bed.
 

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oh ok well that would be pretty straight forward. i thought that round piece of metal below the bolt on the shaft was supposed to be permanently fixed to the hole above the chewed up bushing.

Thanks, disregard this my brain isn't working it would seem. i should go back to bed.
Did you compare it to the other side?

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The upper mount looks fine, i.e. the piece that is attached to the truck. I bet what you will find when you pull the coilover assembly out is that the upper coil plate had an issue and that is what allowed the strut shaft and nut/washer to come free. It looks off cantered.
 

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Ended up being the top mount broke. i'l be ordering a new OME strut here pretty quick, the old strut still looks to be ok but there's some wear on the shaft but better safe than sorry.
 

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GMK14 glad to see you found out what it was an sorry know it wasn't what you needed right b4 Christmas
 

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Ended up being the top mount broke. i'l be ordering a new OME strut here pretty quick, the old strut still looks to be ok but there's some wear on the shaft but better safe than sorry.
Nice, glad it was as suspected and just the upper coil plate. It's very easy to replace the coilover assembly yourself as long as the coil is already installed. You can certainly get just a new strut and reinstall the old coil (PITA to mess with the coil), but this might be a good opportunity to replace both front's with new coilover assemblies. Good luck!
 

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Any one have experience/thoughts on this top hat. This one is for a D40 Navara but I don't see why it wouldn't work on the frontier. after mine broke i'm just looking for something a bit beefier. Just a thought.
 

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Any one have experience/thoughts on this top hat. This one is for a D40 Navara but I don't see why it wouldn't work on the frontier. after mine broke i'm just looking for something a bit beefier. Just a thought.
Where can you find that top hat?
 

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That one is made by Tough Dog, found it on the Australian snake racing website. I'm thinking I might order a set and try them out instead of just getting another factory mount.
 

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Any one have experience/thoughts on this top hat. This one is for a D40 Navara but I don't see why it wouldn't work on the frontier. after mine broke i'm just looking for something a bit beefier. Just a thought.
You might be able to use that hat, but it will change your suspension geometry some. Not sure if it will be compatible with yours. notice how the center portion is raised up compared to the stock one that is essentially flat. This will effectively decease your shocks expended length. Good for some suspension tweaking, bad if you want to keep everything the same. Is that one made by snake racing.

I think your top hat broke due to corrosion.
 

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I'm curious how much it would change the geometry or if adding a thin spacer to it would help add a bit of lift and get the geometry back to normal again. I'm only running a OME HD setup so an extra little bit of lift would be welcomed.

They show the brand as Tough Dog, its just being sold by Snake Racing I think.
 

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I have been thinking about something similar. Looks like the top hat Glamis dude is making and selling for a titan swap with 5100s. It will probably give you a little more spring preload and lift. But it will reduce the amount of drop travel. It will also give you a little more compression and prevent shock crush. This is what I am after.
 

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It seems like it would be worth a try, they don't cost an arm and a leg at worst if the ride changes to much I could just put a factory set back on. It never occurred to me that you could use those Titan swap top hats with a non-titan swapped suspension. I suppose if you were inclined you could source a little bit longer shock to make up for the new mounting position as well maybe.
 

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It seems like it would be worth a try, they don't cost an arm and a leg at worst if the ride changes to much I could just put a factory set back on. It never occurred to me that you could use those Titan swap top hats with a non-titan swapped suspension. I suppose if you were inclined you could source a little bit longer shock to make up for the new mounting position as well maybe.
IT is the collapsed length requirement that is usually the issue. Not very many short shocks out there. THat is why I want to try this type of top hat.

I recall that top hat costing $80 pretty expensive if you ask me.
 

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That's fair, the factory one are definitely cheaper. Keep in mind though that's 80 Australian so should be around 50US.

I ordered a pair, figured I'd give them a shot!
 
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