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Strut Mounts

Postby 93 3.1L » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:17 am

Im trying to gather the rest of the parts to do my suspension. I would like to get some input on what strut mounts would be better. Im going to use the Eibaich Springs with Koni Inserts. I was looking on Rockauto at the Monroe Strut & Mount Kit just not sure how well that mount will hold. Should i just buy everything seperate and just get acdelco mounts?



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Re: Strut Mounts

Postby heavywoody » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:56 am

Anything is better than KYB mounts...


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Re: Strut Mounts

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:28 am

I used ACDelco ones in both my 96 and 90 when I did the job... Both were mounts for a 96 car, they obviously fit the 90 fine since the strut tower never changed but I never tested the Koni inserts on 91 and older upper mounts and IIRC the stud length of the strut is shorter on 92+ meaning the older mount probably wouldn't work with the Koni insert.



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Re: Strut Mounts

Postby Cliff8928 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:26 pm

Unless you have the KONI inserts that were made to fit the car, then you need the older strut mounts (or something to take up the space)


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Re: Strut Mounts

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:04 pm

Someone having original L-body inserts that haven't been used yet... that's blasphemy... LOL odds are he got a set of the J-body ones, or is planning on using the Mitsubishi ones.



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Re: Strut Mounts

Postby 93 3.1L » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:15 pm

heavywoody wrote:Anything is better than KYB mounts...

Yeah i have read on here about the KYB not been a good mount, thats why i wanted to know if the Monroe ones were a better choice.

3X00-Modified wrote:I used ACDelco ones in both my 96 and 90 when I did the job... Both were mounts for a 96 car, they obviously fit the 90 fine since the strut tower never changed but I never tested the Koni inserts on 91 and older upper mounts and IIRC the stud length of the strut is shorter on 92+ meaning the older mount probably wouldn't work with the Koni insert.


I guess i will go with the AcDelco. Dont want to have to take the suspension apart to replace the mounts. My car is a 93 not sure if the 96 mount would be different.

Cliff8928 wrote:Unless you have the KONI inserts that were made to fit the car, then you need the older strut mounts (or something to take up the space)

The inserts i have are for the Cavalier.



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Re: Strut Mounts

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:33 pm

As noted any year mount will fit any year car, I was 100% successful with the 96s and the konis. I know 93-94 is a different part number but I'm not sure why. I know pre 93 is different all together tho.




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