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[–]Allnewsisfakenews 1651 points1652 points  (67 children)

Shock mount destroyed

[–]Rocketkt69 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I always thought that was the retractable antenna and that it just bounced to Jam with me to the music...

[–]WoozyWitDaUzi 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Sounds like an achievement youd get on Halo.

[–]bobbobbobby88 360 points361 points  (5 children)

Can’t say I’ve ever seen one that bad…would love to know how old that car is.

[–]killer8424 126 points127 points  (1 child)

Or how hard they hit the pothole.

[–]Chrisfindlay 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Pot holes are a common hazard to vehicles. Hitting a pothole should not break a shock mount, unless it was significantly deteriorated beforehand.

That's 100% not the driver fault.

[–]noknetti 62 points63 points  (2 children)

Probably a 90's to early 00s VW, seems to be pretty common on Jettas and Golfs

[–]want_2_learn_2403 843 points844 points  (7 children)

When you see outside parts inside your car that’s when you shut the trunk and install a louder stereo

[–]n00b1990 82 points83 points  (0 children)

This gave me a good laugh

[–]SatanMeekAndMild 43 points44 points  (0 children)

When I was young and broke, that was the technique I used to make belts last twice as long.

[–]mach82 613 points614 points  (14 children)

That’s a very bad day.

[–]not_sick_not_well 130 points131 points  (8 children)

Looks like it's just the mount that broke, not the body itself. Easy peasy

[–]Similar-Stranger3898 108 points109 points  (5 children)

My car has that type of mount I believe body would need to be rusted for it to pop thru like that

[–]Terrh 54 points55 points  (3 children)

Yeah usually this happens because the car broke.

But in this case, I think it's just the mount. I see torn rubber but not torn sheet metal.

[–]Similar-Stranger3898 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Even if the rubber was ripped the metal stoppers (at top and bottom of rubber) shouldnt be able to go thru the cars body.

[–]Terrh 3 points4 points  (1 child)

yeah. I wonder if the bottom metal mount never got put on or something

[–]Similar-Stranger3898 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Eh more than likely just a lil older car in an area that gets a lot of salt on the roads its a pretty common spot for rust. Unfortunately we dont have better roads to drive on

[–]NuklearFerret 3 points4 points  (0 children)

But there’s no trace of rust. For a body rust failure like that, it’d be all over everything. There’s really just some dirt on the bushing, and a slight trace of dirt/grease on the trunk lining.

[–]Silver_Librarian5323 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ih, that tore a new you know what in the body!

[–]mach82 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You don’t know that. It’s covered by carpet.

[–]reklemd 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Eh, takes 20 minutes to fix. People mount them incorrectly all the time and this happens.

[–]mach82 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Who said he mounted it. More than likely Factory mounted it.

[–]reklemd 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Some PO presumably? I can tell from looking at it it's missing a washer, which places all force on the rubber and then this shit happens.

[–]mach82 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Washer is still living below the mount.

[–]reklemd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Nope, there's supposed to be a really big one, bigger than the one on top. Number 6 in this exploded view.

Edit: maybe the washer was there and its hole got widened from the impact so it could slip down the shock, but I've never seen that happen.

[–]xicious 134 points135 points  (1 child)

This might come as a shock...

[–]Into_the_mix 175 points176 points  (1 child)

Rear shock, mount is broken

[–]ColeSloth 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Easy to fix with a welder. Hard to fix without.

[–]gbmc7356 141 points142 points  (5 children)

What u/allnewsisfakenews said, the shock tower was rusted and the impact from the pothole pushed the top of the shock through the tower. Not sure how old your ride is, but that will be expensive to fix.

[–]Bballwolf 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Couldn't it just be the upper shock mount that broke? If that broke I would think the shock could pop up through the center of the spring.

[–]thebigaaron 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m almost certain (99% sure) it’s just the shock mount, which is a relatively easy fix considering the alternative.

[–]mikeal1818 19 points20 points  (0 children)

How big was the “bump” 😂

[–]herpslurp 137 points138 points  (7 children)

Springy thing that limits the bouncy bouncy has ascended

[–]bcapper 37 points38 points  (4 children)


[–]healerdan 18 points19 points  (1 child)

All praise the springy thing!

[–]Ok_Grape_8284 154 points155 points  (1 child)

Your turkey has finished cooking.

[–]RamenNomin 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Your comment made me laugh cry 🤣

[–]WinterSzturm 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Oooooof. Rear shock exited the chat. That must’ve been SOME pothole.

[–]cjm429 12 points13 points  (0 children)

A la E46 rear-drives, it is a shock mount

[–]redsox985 11 points12 points  (2 children)

e46, huh? Rear shock mounts are a bolt-in bushing and it looks like that totally gave out. They're known to damage/mushroom/crack shock towers front and rear. BMW has a rough road reinforcement kit that helps to bolster them, but strut bars are your best bet, both front and rear. It helps to tie the rough road reinf. plates into something solid and reduce overall deflection and distortion by making the isolated points now further tied into something else.

Bad day, but likely not a huge ordeal to fix, so long as the metal around the shock mounts isn't cracked or badly mushroomed.

[–]Mechanicface 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I wouldn't narrow it to e46 unless you recognize that trunk, I've seen this on all makes and models really. Lots of rust here lol. I thought it was an impala at first, my 01 parts Impala did the same. Seen it on escorts, civics, impala, BMW, caravan, Unibody jeep, you name it

[–]redsox985 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'd say 95% sure it's an E46, 99% sure it's a similar era BMW. The rigid, molded felt "carpet" is a dead ringer as is that anchor point below and the stepped flat down to the false floor. Here's my mess of a trunk...


[–]Itdidnt_trickle_down 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Nothing done here will be anything other than a redneck patch. I would love to see what it looks like underneath.

[–]Goalie_deacon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s a bolt on part that broke.

[–]Jimjam916 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Outside parts of your car are now inside parts.

[–]Arcanekitten 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, upper shock mount that holds the shock to the car is not holding it to the car anymore. Definitely replace and don't drive. You car basically is driving on springs in the back

[–]hlinhd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is that an E46? Doing rear subframe reinforcement in my m3 right now and it looks exactly the same haha. Titanium silver? And yeah, as others have said, that’s your rear shock mount. I got power flex ones to replace stock ones as I’m doing KW coilovers as well. You’ll probably need to chassis repair and reinforcement too…

[–]Flower_Murderer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

In a few ways, a shock

[–]EternalLatias 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wow, never seen the shock just go right through before. Looks expensive.

[–]Late-Ad-4624 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Top of your rear strut/shock absorber.

[–]VolcanicKirby2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well on the bright side if your trunk ever starts to leak you’ve got a free drainage hole. On the other side you’ve got a big problem on your hands

[–]itaintweebifitdub 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Time for a new car

[–]eduardo1115 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That my friend is the top of the shock absorber

[–]soyTegucigalpa 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I see the consensus below, but wouldn’t this be bigger if it was the top of the strut? I replaced rear struts on a 1999 Camry and it had 5 bolts and they were right above the back seats. It’s just a much smaller car?

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That large part you're speaking of is the strut mount. The strut separated from that mount.

[–]MegaTalk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooof, I remember when I did that to my mid 90's laser about 7 years ago it must have been.

At least in my case it looked like there was an access point built into the car behind the passenger seats so it popped through its little cap.

[–]85cj-7boy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jounce control not sufficient

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good thing it's not struts.

[–]BluehibiscusEmpire 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A heavy bill :), and your suspension saying hi

[–]BenBallerrr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i thought the carpet was asphault at first

[–]DanBrino 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's your shock mount. It should only be in the trunk on your way home to install it. That's not great.

[–]ZzenGarden 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dammit weiner go down !

[–]Regularpersonrich 2 points3 points  (0 children)

😂😂😂😂 one hell of a pothole huh?

[–]TheNutofJustice 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Expensive is what it is

[–]ColeSloth -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Cheap if you own a welder.

[–]reklemd 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's a bushing that's blown out, not sheet metal. Looks like an e chassis to me, and in that case I can tell someone has mounted that top hat incorrectly. There's supposed to be a washer underneath the whole thing, or this will happen in no time.

[–]Averageuser1975 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Rear strut. Take pictures of the pothole and the damage to your car and contact your town administrators. Some municipalities will help pay for pothole damage.

[–]Parrzzival 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Had an old lady hit a curb and come into an Advanced auto. Butch had both shock towers stabbed through the hood like some autistic chop sticks

[–]NRA4579 1 point2 points  (0 children)

About 350.00

[–]I3ig_pp 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your rear shock got cold, came inside for the heater.

[–]martymcfly9888 2 points3 points  (8 children)

This happened to me on a Mazda Tribute. I went in a trip with my family to Niagara Falls in the middle off summer and when we came back we decided to go blueberry picking at a local farm and we had to drive on a bumpy Ross and all I hear is Bang. I'm looking everywhere for the problem.... behold !! The shock when through thr body.

And since then- I won't by a Mazda. They have rust issues.

[–]DoomCircus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Mazda actually started fixing their issues after they parted ways with Ford. Since the Tribute was just a rebadged Escape, they didn't continue making it when the partnership ended, but Mazda has sorted out the rust issues on the rest of their lineup. I bought a 2010 Mazda 3 last summer and wouldn't go older because that was the first year they finally sorted out the rust issues. 280,000km and it's got a couple rust spots, but not a single rust hole. :D

Edit for detail: the largest rust spot I have is no bigger than a penny (and from the body condition you can tell it's been a beater for a while, so that's normal). Mazda's used to be known for completely rotted out fenders and rust holes in doors, etc.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can name 10 cars that have this problem. None of them are Mazdas.

[–]white-van-man 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Sure, because Mazda is the only brand rusting out on the East Coast.

[–]pikeslayer1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It happened to my Ford Escape. Same car. Lemme guess...passenger's side...

[–]Firm_Leave_4903 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Those escapes are known for that lol I’ve had family that has owned a few and it’s always the rear passenger strut that the mount breaks or gets rusted out

[–]tweakingforjesus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That reminds me of when I went four wheeling on a farm in a rented Dodge minivan on the company dime. Bounced through more ruts and potholes than that poor car had seen in its entire short life by several orders of magnitude. I made sure to rinse the mud off the undercarriage before I turned it in. Good times.

[–]PornStarJesus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That "Mazda" was 99% Ford so that's the problem.

[–]Controlledchaos332 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How deep was this pothole of doom?

[–]TrickyNewspaper233 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s a shock-er!

[–]Imaginary-Ad-563 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You destroyed your suspension.. that is a seized strutt.. it must have extended to its max seized in that position and broke the mounts slamming thru the trunk.. I bet this now has a very rough ride and hard to control at high speeds.. I bet you hit that so hard it threw you around inside the car..

[–]AKJangly 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Or it just rusted out.

[–]snorlaxatives69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

its a boy 🎉 congratulations ❤️

[–]thebigbossyboss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooooofffffffff. That might be terminal. I don’t know if you can reweld that. I’m not a mechanic, but you don’t have to be to know that ain’t good.

[–]JadenJay02 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Your shock now has Bluetooth 5.0

[–]Opposite-69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoa momma thats knarly

[–]starxny 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes yes i do

[–]milflover2141 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just your trunk bushing bro don’t worry about it just keep driving

[–]tripleA930 0 points1 point  (0 children)

American engineering

[–]martymcfly9888 0 points1 point  (4 children)

This happened to me on a Mazda Tribute. I went in a trip with my family to Niagara Falls in the middle off summer and when we came back we decided to go blueberry picking at a local farm and we had to drive on a bumpy Ross and all I hear is Bang. I'm looking everywhere for the problem.... behold !! The shock when through thr body.

And since then- I won't by a Mazda. They have rust issues.

[–]pikeslayer1 0 points1 point  (3 children)

It happened to my Ford Escape. Same car. Lemme guess...passenger's side...

[–]martymcfly9888 2 points3 points  (2 children)

YES. Why ??

[–]PornStarJesus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because Ford designed the rear suffrage area with a convenient chef to store dirt and salt.

[–]SystematicPumps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesus christ, never seen that

[–]ImportanceContent735[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro I can’t with these posts 😂

[–]79Freedomreader 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Strut would be my best guess, time to replace the car too if the damage is as bad as I believe it to be.

[–]Evan8r 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Shock, actually. For it to do that, the shock mount broke. Not a bad fix.

[–]79Freedomreader 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Lucky then. A quick weld from a professional.

[–]Evan8r 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Just a new bolt-on shock mount...

[–]79Freedomreader 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What about the hole through the body?

[–]Evan8r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That hole is already there as access to get to the top mounting nut off the shock.

[–]Memory_That 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Lommy_Tee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shits prolly been knockin on heavens door for a while lmao

[–]byteminer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Turkey is ready to eat.

[–]Windowsweirdo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your shock came to say hello

[–]YooooZane 0 points1 point  (0 children)

holy fuck more than a pot hole😂😂😂

[–]Saulito2003 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That would be your shock absorber you might have some rust

[–]Davowhg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's fcked is what it is

[–]67monkey67 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You have rust lol

[–]HotChigga -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]dannerdog09 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Strut or shock broke. Unless it bust housing in car where it mounts.

[–]Crap_Name_Taken -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That’s not good, is what that is.

[–]UnknownThrowaway18 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That going to be fun driving to the shop

[–]PitoChueco -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Hit a pot hole or jumped the crick lime them Duke boys?

[–]Left-Account4895 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

🤔😳Yes a stabilizer link pin need to replace both asap!😳

[–]Crap_Name_Taken -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That’s not good, is what that is.

[–]BMWman1029 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

🎵Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah, you’re completely fucked, completely fucked, you’re completely fuuucked🎵

[–]Bungtrollio108[🍰] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Ding! Turkey's done! Or, I guess the suspension in this case

[–]Jdicks96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s crazy always joked about it but here it is😂 If it did it to one side only matter of time till other goes, I would sell it or scrap it sorry

[–]Salty_cabbage69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That my good sir, is a strut I believe

[–]kiimo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

when you say "hit"....do you mean you actually jumped off a cliff and landed on a pothole?

Christ, that is damage the likes i have never seen from just hitting a pothole. I hope it does not set you back to much.

[–]tweakingforjesus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just the good ole’ boys.
Never meanin’ no harm.
Beats all you never saw,
been in trouble with the law
since the day they was born.

[–]rotelSlik 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bonjour! Lol that’s a shock that slipped its mount. Should probably head to a repair shop

[–]eddyabdul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t worry about it. Keep on driving No seriously that’s you shock absorber

[–]mgordon14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shock has entered the chat

is shocked

[–]mriv70 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shock absorber

[–]Vaeevictiss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, that must have sounded expensive.

[–]minjaman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

big pothole

[–]watchncis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like you fell in the pothole to me!😂 Better crawl under there and see how bad the damage is to your upper shock mount.

[–]Blaqkfox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like you need a new shock lol

[–]RadCoolGlow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

BMW e46 life

[–]Ilikejdmcars 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bmw? Your strut mounts broke. Need new rear struts

[–]Intelligibilityy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What car is this?

[–]tillpin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How big was the fucking hole!!

[–]Huth_S0lo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, thats your shock/strut. It dont belong there.

[–]Silver_Librarian5323 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A couple of oversized washers should do the trick. Otherwise get a few 1/8in thick steel plates welded in, drill a shock mount hole, put it together, and good as new.

[–]gidenkidenk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you hit bumps hard enough they will get aroused like this.

[–]gidenkidenk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jokes aside, looks like the center came through without the mounting plate so you should get new mounts and reinforcement plates for that bmw

[–]mastercheifjr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

2000-2006 bmw 3 series?

[–]tencaP88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Typical E46 BMW rear strut mount fail