Your rusted shock mounts easily with our high quality
DIY bracket repair kit
Compatible with Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner
// High quality parts
Save hundreds on labour costs.
Our repair kit will reduce the total cost of your repair by 75 to 95%.
On vehicles such as the Escape, Tribute, and Mariner, rear inner fenders are prone to rust and are extremely hard to replace once rusted out. While on the assembly line, these fender panels are spot welded together with other thin body panels along their edges, creating the unibody. Over time, water may seep in between two panels, causing both of them to rust right where they were designed to connect to each other. Opting to weld a brand new fender panel on a rusted body turns into a labor-intensive option that only postpones the problem.
Reinforce and re-seal. Period.
Save time and money by avoiding the extensive fender replacement. Instead:
Reinforce the shock with one of our stainless steel bracket kits
Re-seal the fender against water infiltration and use a rust-proofing spray of your choice to prevent further corrosion.
A proven solution
This process can be done either as a preventive maintenance on a shock mount that is not yet rusted off, or as a total repair solution on one that is completely or partially detached. In any case, the results will be identical. With basic tools and knowledge, installation takes only 2 hours of labor per shock. That is a massive save on time and/or labor costs.
We have been there to help people repair affected vehicles for years, and now it’s your turn. Complete satisfaction guaranteed.Installation details here
Frequently asked questions
My car has severe rust in the fender. Is it beyond repair?
In typical cases, the rust spreads all around the original shock mount, which may eventually tear off completely from the body and look really awfull. In other typical cases, it remains barely attached to the body, typically in the lower portion of the mount near the frame rail, and is rusted in the upper portion. Rust may spread in other areas in the fender as well, which is very common too.
At first sight, it may look like there is no hope to repair it (a lot of rust… teared metal… pieces falling off), yet it is totally repairable. The shock can be secured to the frame with our product, then the wheel arch can be cleaned and resealed to prevent further corrosion.
A surprising number of our customers have been told, prior to finding our product, that their vehicle was beyond repair. Well, their vehicle is now back on the road and they are glad to let us know. That happens again and again. Extending the useful life of those vehicles is one of our company’s goals, and is truly rewarding. Hoping yours is the next one we can save!
Do you sell replacement wheel arch panels?
We don’t and we won’t. We had bad experiences with these. Look closely at what remains around for welding before thinking of replacing it. The rust ALWAYS extends further than it looks under the edges where this body panel meets one next to it. Preparing the surface for welding is enough to realise that the remaining metal is super thin and that you’d need to weld in a larger piece than just the panel that holds the shock, especially at the bottom and top edges. For this particular application, replacing the wheel arch metal panel only postpones the problem further. This is why we now exclusively use and recommend a bolt-on-frame bracket reinforcement along with fiberglass. It’s cheaper, easier and tougher. Period. In a few minutes, fiberglass fills the gaps and seals against water infiltration from the inside, while on the outer side, a sprayed layer of your favorite rustproofing oil or liner will prevent futher corrosion for a few dollars (something that you’ll have to do anyway). Speaking of strength, the combination of fiberglass with our 3/8” thick metal shock mount and graded bolts in the frame is HUGE compared the thin sheet metal that the vehicle is made of. In this case, there are many reasons to reinforce rather than replace, in terms of durability, parts cost and installation time. Our product will outperform a new body panel for all those reasons, and we stand behind it.
I don't know much about mechanics. Can I install it by myself?
We guarantee that the installation does not require any sort of advanced knowledge of mechanics. If you know how to remove a wheel, how to use a grinder and a drill, you’ll be able to follow the steps of our installation manual without any problems.
If ever you receive the product and feel like you are not able to install it because it’s out of your skill range, you can ask your local mechanic to install it for you OR you can return it back for a refund.