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Old 03-03-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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kyb strut mount?

Has anyone used the kyb strut mount? If so how was your experience?


Here are the part numbers and a link to a site that has them. I have found them cheaper than whats listed on this page

left KYSM5027
right KYSM5028


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almost 3 years no problems, and my car is daily driven so 3 years is about 20-25k miles
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Re: kyb strut mount?

cool the reason I ask is bc I found a set for $100 bucks shipped and they are brand new
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Re: kyb strut mount?

I dont remember how much I paid for them. I really dont think I paid much more than 100 though.
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Re: kyb strut mount?

just seems like a decent price to pay for a set. I really dont need adjustability. But I am going to buy a new front ps fender first
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Re: kyb strut mount?

I currently have a set, they are great for factory replacements. no complaints. stiffened things up front a bit since my stockers had 200k+ and were torn.
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I had broken stock pieces on my car and the KYB replacements are great. The car is much smoother and stiffer.
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Re: kyb strut mount?

Just an FYI for others who may peruse this post: After market companies, like Gabriel and Moog, claim that their strut bearing plates will fit 82-92 cars. However, the after market will only fit 82-86 if the 87-92 three-stud retainer is used (the difference, which is considerable, can be seen in the link below). Bought mine at a bone yard. Spohn also sells them now (and no, I didn't get a kickback for my discovery!).

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Re: kyb strut mount?

I had forgotten about that. I think I had that problem and went to the junkyard and pulled a whole bunch of retainers and found a set that worked.
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Just an FYI for others who may peruse this post: After market companies, like Gabriel and Moog, claim that their strut bearing plates will fit 82-92 cars. However, the after market will only fit 82-86 if the 87-92 three-stud retainer is used (the difference, which is considerable, can be seen in the link below). Bought mine at a bone yard. Spohn also sells them now (and no, I didn't get a kickback for my discovery!).

Here's the whole post about the subject:

http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/su...elp-quick.html

Spohn's version:

http://www.spohn.net/shop/1982-1992-...-92-Style.html

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good read I did not know that. Thanks.
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Re: kyb strut mount?

Wow....I had no idea. Never saw that post, but excellent info.

Just to clarify it for me ..(I'm kinda slow ) - so long as I purchase any aftermarket bearing plates that come with retainers , everything will be OK right?
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Just to clarify it for me ..(I'm kinda slow ) - so long as I purchase any aftermarket bearing plates that come with retainers , everything will be OK right?
You'd think that if they're sold as a package, all should be fine.

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You'd think that if they're sold as a package, all should be fine.

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I thought so but I wanted to be sure...I plan on getting the Founder's bearings and since I've never changed a set, I don't know what the ins-and-outs are. - Thanks!
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Re: kyb strut mount?

does anyone kno where i can find a decent set for cheap?...
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does anyone kno where i can find a decent set for cheap?...

whats do u consider cheap
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price...nomore den 130shipped...
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call jorge at trumotorsports 317-787-8668 tell him riddle told you to call he should be able to hook you up around 110 shipped
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call jorge at trumotorsports 317-787-8668 tell him riddle told you to call he should be able to hook you up around 110 shipped

ok thanks...i will sure do that...
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I thought so but I wanted to be sure...I plan on getting the Founder's bearings and since I've never changed a set, I don't know what the ins-and-outs are. - Thanks!
this is the route i went myself; price wasn't too much more than a set of the stock style bushings, more adjustable, and look pretty good too!
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this is the route i went myself; price wasn't too much more than a set of the stock style bushings, more adjustable, and look pretty good too!
OK, sorry but I'm a little confused. I too am looking at the Founders plates. I have an 86. If I am not mistaken, as long as it is a kit with the retainers included like the founders kit, it will work for all 3rd gens?
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OK, sorry but I'm a little confused. I too am looking at the Founders plates. I have an 86. If I am not mistaken, as long as it is a kit with the retainers included like the founders kit, it will work for all 3rd gens?
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Thanks, that made my mind up on going with the slightly more expensive plates. After all, by the time I get the later model retainers, it will nealy cost the same.
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Yup thats the direction i went as well. It was 110 shipped for KYB strut mounts or moog strut mounts or 169 for founders with all the adjust-ability. Not to mention i lowered my car one inch and founders mounts as well as the other aftermarket performance mounts take that into play and raise there mount up 1 inch or so so that the shock is still within its working range.
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