Best strut mount? Kyb?

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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby wicked-irocz » Fri May 13, 2011 3:39 pm

Maybe geoff wants to sell them to me?


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri May 13, 2011 3:47 pm

I got dibs... LOL



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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby heavywoody » Fri May 13, 2011 7:24 pm

I'm not selling these...

Damn you Weba, now you are sending doubts into my head. I always wanted adjustable dampening... tell me why I should keep the Bilstien's.


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby speedy » Sat May 14, 2011 12:22 am

where do you plan on finding new eibachs, im pretty sure they are discontinued...


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby SummitBalt08 » Sat May 14, 2011 4:06 am

Speedy they are on Ebay for the 95-96 Berettas and lots of other places.. Find them for a pre 94 Beretta is where its a pain in the ass...


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby berettaboi » Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:58 pm

any recent updates on how these strut mounts are working out? monroe's still the one to go with? and what are the 'bellows'? i havent taken apart this suspension, and still deciding if it'll just go to a shop or i want to do it.


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby SummitBalt08 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:49 am

I used ACdelco mounts I believe.. I got everything on and she rides great! I went slow over railroad tracks and no noises at all! I wish i could say the same for the Cobalt haha. With the 225/50/16 Hankook Ventus RS3's, KYB's, Eibach's, Addco rear sway bar, MRZ shock tower brace and a front strut brace... The Z handles amazing!

On the highway in the Cobalt if you turn the steering wheel at all, its got alot of "boatiness" seems to float alot..

With the current setup on the Z26, there is none of that.. The handling is very direct.

I was doing all this hoping we would do some kind of autocross event at Bfest.. but who knows


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:55 pm

Anyone ever get pics of the 88-94 upper mount? I bought the KYB/Eibach assembles in my car from "FlatBlackTerror" Mike and judging by the 95-96 pics and the old mount pics on rockatuo, etc...it looks like I have a 95-96 mount without the angled spacer. Driver side one is shot. Positively identified it as my steering creak when I unhooked the tie rods.

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And according to Jon's assembly pic here:
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vs the pic of my strut I just pulled out:
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it definitely looks like the angled spacer is missing, which I'm sure contributed to the early death of the mount. According to Mike, the springs & struts only had about 10k miles on them when I bought them.

So here's a question. Are the 95-96 mounts superior? If they are I should be able to buy a new pair and use them with my 91.

And another question. Would using a 95-96 mount give me more wheel gap than a 91 mount in a 91? The older mounts sure appear to be lower profile than the 95 stuff.


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:39 pm

Not sure on the second questions but I like the design of the newer mounts, and that spacer is definitely missing and it looks like your insulator parts warped as bad as mine did... I actually grabbed the oem ones from my 96 and put them back in... Shitty part is I think Monroe is the only one who offers replacements on those insulators and if they warp that easy that's crap.



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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:21 am

My local Napa doesn't have any of this stuff in stock, but I wonder if I can get them to order them in so I can compare.


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:32 am

I doubt the two mounts would change the height, but if they did that would be very odd.. The location of the strut mounting never changed car to car... I can only assume the differences were only due to improvements in the type of upper bearing used.



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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:38 am

I did some more digging online and found that the spring cup and isolator are sold separately on the old ones and it looks like that is the difference in height I perceived. And the bearing surface on the newer ones is bigger so that has to be a good thing.


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:35 pm

Rockauto some of it... Or use Advance Auto and use the Retailmenot for a good coupon... Just paid $74 after tax for a $109 hub for my legacy... $40 off over 100 online only coupon, BUT Picked up at the store since it's stocked, I know you don't have that option though since you live out in redneckville...



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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:51 pm

All on its way. Hopefully this will help the handling. I've always been a little underwhelmed with it.


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Re: Best strut mount? Kyb?

Postby Slinky » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:09 am

All my new front strut parts will be in tomorrow.. Maybe ill put the strut assembly together rights this time %)


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