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why do body mounts rot, pic included.

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    any reason why a rubber mount should rot after 2yrs.
    my old ones were a little over 30yrs and no rot.


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    age, water, grime, road oil/grease/gas all over the roads.
     
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    but, i've only had them on the blazer a year. arnt they supposed to "take on" the elements. sad part is that the blazer has never been on the road. I know UV eats up tires but these mount under the carrage. it's been at a body shop for about a year, too. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

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    for one i looks like the paint on your under carrige is new if it is lauqer based and got on you mount that would do it and the chemicals in side the body shop will attack the body mounts and drie them that might be what had happend /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    From what I'm told all rubber bushings are not created equal. I paid $200 for a set of NOS bushings that are still sitting in my garage because aftermarket rubber supposedly doesn't have the same life as OEM rubber.
     

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