Did threaten to do it. With a bit of improvisation these mounts give your shock a very proper swiveling movement and angle, and zero deflection.
I'll go into some detail as to what was improvised and engineered but all in all pretty easy to do. Quite a big difference in the rear (much much tighter and no longer squeaking from the rubber).
Pics of old (this is what I mean by rubber carnage) and new mounts on the upper rear shocks attached.
Old, wondered what the hell could've mangled it. Only thing I can think of is that the angle was wrong so eventually the rubber gave too much play and massaged that top washer into something that came out of those coin pressing machines you see at amusement parks.
Mounts were the new pfadt spherical swiveling upper shock mounts (made of nice delrin, yes we like it).
Mounted back up:
Notice the new 'proper' angle of the mounts (way it should've been).
Huge improvement on noise and feel in the rear now. Mind you coming from the rubber mess above putting in a tin can up there probably would've improved it.
Anyway, just saying for those of you with aftermarket shocks or busted upper mounts we have a very viable option.
P.S. It's $250 for a set of 4. You can only use a pair so I have a pair left. If anyone wants to save some money it's $125 + modest shipping.
Drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to the actual mounts: http://www.pfadtracing.com/catalog/p...roducts_id/139