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Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:57 am
by 3X00-Modified
Ok here is how the whole setup goes.

You need Monroe upper strut mounts Part# 904912 This is the upper mount, steel spacer, plastic angled spacer and bearing. I also bought the upper spring insulators Part# 903970. Do not use KYB boots, the original ones I had the bump stop was so large my car bottomed out on them with Eibach springs. I'm still unsure if they sent me the wront part though. I used Monroe boots and bumpstops. On my 96 I'm using the factory ones because they are the best.

Pic of part number.
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The assy goes as follows,

Flat side on the spring insulator goes outboard facing the tire, bearing goes in that with white portion facing up, then steel spacer, and then the upper mount with the plastic spacer thick side closer to the motor, aka Inboard.
Reference pic to see the stack of parts.

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Pics of other assy to help.

Cant forget the most important tool of all....

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Flat side of spring insulator is parallel to the flat spot on the strut, its on the spindle side of the assy.

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Other Random Pics of the upper mount.


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Orientation in comparison to the spring from top

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Famous side pic showing where spring coil ends in relation to the angled spacer, It will look the same for both sides, the thicker side of the spacer being on the side away from the "last coil"

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Who needs a spring compressor?!

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All done..

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Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:27 pm
by KennethO
Thanks! :)

Re: Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:20 pm
by ClonedGTZ
whats the advantage with the 95+ ?

Re: Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 9:05 am
by 3X00-Modified
No real advantage, I just posted how to do a 95+ setup since I know the 94 and older's are just a bit different since the upper mount differs. I guess you could use this on the older cars since the springs were all the same up front.

Re: Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:06 am
by 96B-Mike
would you need the Monroe upper strut mounts in order for you to install aftermarket struts?

or am i just missing the whole point of this thread? haha

Re: Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:07 pm
by scd88ga
96B-Mike wrote:would you need the Monroe upper strut mounts in order for you to install aftermarket struts?

or am i just missing the whole point of this thread? haha


No, you can use any brand of strut or strut mount you want with each other, doesn't matter.

Re: Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:47 pm
by 3X00-Modified
I simply posted this thread with the brand I used.

Re: Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:11 pm
by 96B-Mike
scd88ga wrote:
96B-Mike wrote:would you need the Monroe upper strut mounts in order for you to install aftermarket struts?

or am i just missing the whole point of this thread? haha


No, you can use any brand of strut or strut mount you want with each other, doesn't matter.



kk thanks

Re: Strut Upper mount replacement 95+

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:55 am
by 3X00-Modified
To follow up on this I'm currently running AC-Delco parts that I got from RA. The assy process is still the same and I just listed Monroe so you could walk into a store with numbers that they can cross reference.