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Cracked rear suspension mount--how hosed am I?


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So, a week after I got my shiny new '01 Boxster, the drive axle bolts sheared off, and the axle flew forward and contacted the rear suspension mount. I ordered a replacement from a scrap yard, and it came pre-cracked, too.

I really don't think the crack in the shipped mount is cosmetic and want to get it replaced. My question is, how bad is the crack in my current mount (and, just out of curiosity, in the shipped one)? "Don't do more than putt that car around a few times until you get it replaced" bad, or "O dear god, you're not *sitting* in it like that, are you" bad?

My hosed up rear mount:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/delusionary/2433566562/sizes/o/

Junkyard dawg hosed up rear mount:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/delusionary/2433563368/sizes/o/

Links go to full size caps, smaller versions from links at top.

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Dude.... My .02

Theyre both hosed. Ship the junkyard one back and get a refund/non-cracked replacement.

As for "How Hosed are you" - I would drive it only to the shop to get it fixed and no more. If it breaks completely it could be dangerous and certainly would cost you a lot more to fix.

Peace of mind is priceless.

-C

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