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Brat rear torsion mount pieces missing?? (with pics)

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#1 pressingonward


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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:56 PM

Hey everyone, I noticed when I was crawling under my car today that there seems to be a metal plate and rubber bushing piece missing from my rear suspension torsion bar mount on both sides. Here's a picture, could someone crawl under their car and confirm that there should be a metal piece and rubber bushing material under the rear bolt, similar to what is under the front bolt in this pic?

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The bolt currently looks like it is bottomed out against the unibody and is not holding the suspension on at all. I couldn't find a picture online or a parts explosion on AllData that showed this mount.

If it is missing pieces does anyone have these pieces they could sell me at a reasonable price?


#2 TomRhere


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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:49 PM

That is how they are.

Just looked under both of my BRAT's, and they look identicle to that pic.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 06:10 PM

Ok, cool. After looking at it a little more I see that that bolt holds the mount to the body, with the attached rubber bushing connected to the top of the torsion beam. The beam tries to twist when the suspension is loaded, so they put the bushings on opposite sides to counteract that twist.

Thanks for checking!

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