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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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Did you compare it to the other side?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.
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!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.
Where can you find that top hat?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.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.
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.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.