I agree with Crash. The frame is fine. You are putting too much of a load in too little of an area with your shock mount configuration. If I were to guess I would say that your shocks are probably limiting your front suspension travel also. This puts even more strain on the frame where your shock mount connects.
What I did was to take the truck out and flex it out and measure up and down travel . Then set up your bumpstops and shock mounts to avoid the truck sitting on the shock or the axle hanging from it. If you do it right, you won't break your mounts.
hey if you can find me a better steering arm to work with a fj60 steering box thats not 10" inches long, and works with only 3 tinches of lift on a lot of travel, hook me up. but it works and hasn't broken. i took a lot of time welding it together and making sure the heat was just right. no bugger welds on my truck!
yes i agree that i screwed the shocks up. i was in a hurry to get them on. i was just looking for some suggestions and wondering how strong the frame was. this is the first time i have ripped something off the frame. besides that round tubing under the bed. mine was pretty rusted out there.
mine did that too bc i never braced the back of them (used ford mounts). Now I'm going to pound the mount back flush in the frame, weld it up, and add gussets to the back. Do the gussets need to go from the frame all the way to the top of the mount, or would they be okay connecting only a few inches up? I was thinking of cutting triangular pieces out of box tubing for the braces.
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