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OK so when i drive, and i hit bumps i hear a tapping noise. couldnt find it where it was coming from til today, i open the trunk and move the carpet and i see this..


how do i fix this? how bad is this?
 

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^^ x2 it's a blown strut looks like the shaft blew through the top.
 

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lulz, fuck i hate this car. but do you think its a blown strut, or the piston ripped the rubber off the tower and it made it come through like that?
 

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Either way you need a new strut but from the looks of it, the strut compressed past "stopping" point and blew up threw the rubber. Did you hit a pothole?
 

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haha, sorry to laugh but that is just bad news. You shouldn't even second guess buying new struts/shocks.
 

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Either way you need a new strut but from the looks of it, the strut compressed past "stopping" point and blew up threw the rubber. Did you hit a pothole?
no potholes. so if the strut came through the strut tower, would it make more sence to replace that?

steve dont be cheap, its blown!!!!
shut up slut. im not cheap.

haha, sorry to laugh but that is just bad news. You shouldn't even second guess buying new struts/shocks.
i am thou..lulz
 

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he has aftermarket, skunk2 coils with bilstiens
 

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Steve, You're going to have to replace the top rubber mount regardless but you also need new struts. Don't make me start calling you RJ.
 

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lulz, sigh. well i guess i can just order 2 more rear struts. and some top mounts.
 

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Turns out my friends car was having this same problem. We could hear the noise but I was unable to pin point what was happening. Thanks exturbo!

We took some speed bumps with a full car the other night and I'm thinking that's when this happend. They were mighty big speed bumps.
 

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RJ, Don't make me elbow drop you. Replace your rubber and struts.
 

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I've got some extra strength duct tape I've been wanting to try out, I'll let you know how it goes!

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We're probably gona' go ahead and replace the entire tower. Get them used off of a junkyard.
 
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