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JohnMac
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Jun 9, 2015, 4:25 PM

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Just a couple quick questions for you guys. Two mounts rusted on my driver side rear shock and the third is cracked. The shock spring is resting on the tire (doesn't seem like its a lot of weight) but I was able to turn it around and get up the driveway. Got a long driveway, will the flatbed crack my concrete on driveway( only 2 3/4 " thick in some places)? Should I chance driving it down driveway?

I was wondering if I should make sure the shop is open when I get it towed there? Would like to get it there asap but thinking may be best for someone to be there to receive it at the shop. Greatly appreciated

Toyota Camry 98 le
2.2 liter
115k miles


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Jun 9, 2015, 4:42 PM

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Not really sure what your up against. When the flatbed comes to pick up the vehicle, see what the driver has to say. He/she should be able to figure out a safe way to get it out of there without tearing anything up....hopefully.





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JohnMac
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Jun 9, 2015, 9:51 PM

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Alright thanks for the advice


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Jun 10, 2015, 6:04 AM

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You probably should redirect the tow truck to the scrap yard. That sounds terminal.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 10, 2015, 6:27 AM

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Wow! Known 3/4" concrete! Surprised that dropping a medium rock doesn't crack it all up. Think about lots here. Maybe tow driver if this is known will put it on a dolly or something? If serious enough line up decent plywood - just saw that over a yard with a monster crane taking out huge trees (other story same issues) and didn't damage anything,


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Jun 10, 2015, 8:14 AM

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Wow! Known 3/4" concrete!


He said 2 and 3/4 Tom.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 10, 2015, 9:32 AM

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That's better - was showing on two lines. Still substandard IMO for concrete - no clue how this person knows? I purposely asked for 8 inches for one new area now old. Not a good outdoor product in cold climates so almost none used here for driveways. Can be wildly expensive to fix was my concern, not so much the car!


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