Rear Shocks Breaking
I have a 68 Camaro. I have put rear shocks on and they have broken on the drivers side once and on the passenger side twice. They break at the bottom of the shock where the mounting lug is. The mount welds to the bottom of the shock and the weld is what breaks. These are $45 shocks from O'Reilly that are supposedly spec'ed for a 1968 Camaro. I have just ordered some Hotchkis rears that cost $140 but I am worried that I will end up with broken expensive shocks. The Hotchkis shocks look like they are a much sturdier construction.
I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. The leaf springs look original and not sure if old springs could cause this or of there is something else I am missing.