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Old 03-18-2010, 10:49 AM   #1
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Bent Frame Rail

When I bought my X a month ago I knew the rear bumper was crooked but I assumed the mounting bracket was just bent and didnt worry about it. Well I was under it putting new shocks on and noticed that the bumper bracket is fine but the passenger side frame rail and shackle are both bent. I have to questions about this.

1. Is it really safe to be driving with a shackle/frame bent like this? and
2. What is the easiest way to straighten the frame so that i may replace the shackle?

I can take additional pics if i need to and I must apologize because they are phone pics.




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Old 03-18-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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A FRAMESHOP or i would try to heat it up and use another truck to pull it out
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