I don’t believe I have any damage above the radiator but I think I caught mine as it was just starting to fail. Once you have the supplies, it will only take you 3-5 hours to clean, reweld, and beef up the shock mounts. Although not cheap, I opted to replace the oem shocks for 814 Viking shocks. They gave me more lift than the highlifter setup and the ride improved significantly. I think it is appalling that highlifter ignores this issue.Did you inspect the area above the radiator? Mine had a slight failure there as well
Do you live in Colorado and can do mine
Holy crap. I guess I can consider myself blessed. I had just under 3,600 miles on my 2018 X4 and never had any shock mount issues before I sold it last week. And I drove the piss out of it. Jumped it my share of times and always spun tires when I could. I feel so bad for all you guys that had these issues with under 700 miles and such. I hope the new owners of my X4 are as lucky as I was with it.2018 x4
Maybe about 20 mph
It’s been bent for a long time. Probably a year and a half. It don’t use it often. About 15 times a year. 12 are race weekends (we race dirt bikes) so it’s gets driven like 20 miles a weekend. We do one week in Colorado so about 700 miles and then a couple 100 mile weekends.Man, that sucks. Looks like a lot of weld spatter on that joint, possibly from a previous repair? Also the rust shows that it's been separated for some time. Was there a lift kit on it at some point? Did you buy it used or new?