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Old 05-22-2017, 11:51 AM   #11
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Just found out this apparently had already happened on the other side a few months ago.
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He fixed one of them, left the other, and did a heavily loaded trip with his family?

For real?
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:25 PM   #13
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He fixed one of them, left the other, and did a heavily loaded trip with his family?

For real?
It's a lot easier to fix when you don't care about the panel.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:25 PM   #14
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Just found out this apparently had already happened on the other side a few months ago.
And that didn't prompt the owner to check and fix the other side too? And instead load the car down and go on a road trip?
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:41 PM   #15
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And that didn't prompt the owner to check and fix the other side too? And instead load the car down and go on a road trip?
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:46 PM   #16
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And that didn't prompt the owner to check and fix the other side too? And instead load the car down and go on a road trip?
That's a slippery slope on a high mile e46. Ask Matt....
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:46 PM   #17
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That's a slippery slope on a high mile e46. Ask Matt....
Ha, but when one shock mount fails, you fix both of them!!! That part's not slippery.

I know this because when my first one failed, I left the other and it failed a few days later.

(But I didn't go on a frigging loaded road trip. I changed the first one on the side of the road, and was planning to do the other in 2 weeks. It also failed before I got the chance. )
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And that didn't prompt the owner to check and fix the other side too? And instead load the car down and go on a road trip?
Right. He knows it and feels like a fool for not doing both at the same time.
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I know this because when my first one failed, I left the other and it failed a few days later.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:11 PM   #20
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It's a lot easier to fix when you don't care about the panel.
In a wagon, it is a real PITA because you have to disassemble the interior:



Which is why you use Rogue Engineering RSM's and never have to take things apart again (all access is from the underbody):

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