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Best strut mounts? #5210197 09/11/19 01:51 PM
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After replacing my car's front strut mounts (Mitsubishi Lancer 1.5L, model of 2010) with KYBs, one of which has started to fail only after about 12000 miles, I wonder which manufacturers produce top quality aftermarket strut mounts.

Currently I'm between Monroe and NTN-SNR.

Any opinions about the quality of their strut mounts or maybe any other suggestions?

Thanks!

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It's failing or simply loosened up?

KYB's are highly decent and should last a while. Monroes should be avoided. Best bet would be OEM.

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Re: Best strut mounts? [Re: Bottom_Feeder] #5210227 09/11/19 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Bottom_Feeder
It's failing or simply loosened up?

KYB's are highly decent and should last a while. Monroes should be avoided. Best bet would be OEM.


Well, the piston of the shock absorber jumps when turning the steering wheel. Also the mount is noisy when driving over small bumps. It crossed my mind to tighten the bolts. Can it be something that simple? I hope so.

Anyway, I was not impressed with their quality. The bearing didn't fit tightly in the mount and the mechanic used the old bearings to avoid creating a noisy set up. I also have to mention that by Googling I have found many negative posts about KYB strut mounts in different forums.

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Sure, but they are definitely overpriced. I exclusively use aftermarket parts and that's my first bad experience.

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Sure, but they are definitely overpriced. I exclusively use aftermarket parts and that's my first bad experience.

The situation with aftermarket seems to get worse by the month. I would strongly caution against taking that position.


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NTN-SNR are better quality than Monroe or KYB aftermarket. Those or OE.


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Monroe is probably the top seller so that's why you get people who say to avoid them because statistically you're going to get a range of people who will have problems with them and the most popular one is going to have the most negative comments. KYB is also up there and same with the negatives. I've had ok results with Monroe myself. Usually best in general is OEM.

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Sure, but they are definitely overpriced. I exclusively use aftermarket parts and that's my first bad experience.

The situation with aftermarket seems to get worse by the month. I would strongly caution against taking that position.


It depends. At the same price as OE brake pads or shock absorbers, you can buy upgrade parts.for example, brake pads that are intended for high temperatures or shock absorbers intended for sports driving like Bilstein B6.

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Powerflex. They make a noticeable difference in grip while cornering and you will never have to replace them again.


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Powerflex. They make a noticeable difference in grip while cornering and you will never have to replace them again.


I don't think they have any products listed for the 1.5 Lancer or am I wrong?

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I bet your top mount bolts aren't tight. When I install struts, I find that after driving for the first time, I often need to tighten things up.

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Do believe Sachs is OEM on American built Toyota,seems like the route to go if you cannot get OEM at a reasonable price.

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Most are made in china. So its a crap shoot at best.

What I have done that seems to work well is take them apart and put better grease in them. The ones I have opened had very little grease and it did not look that good as well. Cleaned the bearings and pack them well with a good grease. Marine grease works well due to its wash out resistance.
Some are sealed so those are a bigger gamble.


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Not sure what to suggest in your case but the last couple sets of KYB shocks and struts I bought were a complete disappointment. Blew their guts out rather quickly. Sure, they are warrantied - send the dead ones back to them, they will inspect it, and let you know. While you wait for their answer, your car is up on jack stands going nowhere.

Years ago, KYB was my 'go to'. Not anymore.

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