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Old 03-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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complete handling and lowering kit

I am having the Eibach Sport system plus and lowering kit installed and was curious about opinions on having to replace the upper strut mounts.
My ride is an 07 GT.
My mechanic suggested replacing new upper strut mounts but I was curious what others have done.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:52 AM   #2
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I am surprised that the kit didn't come with strut mounts. Yes it's very common and recommended not to re use the strut mounts.
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You can either do the GT500 strut mounts or get the J&M caster and camber plates. Depends on how much you dropped. I did the caster and camber plates so I don those my tires over time. The thing I hate the most from the factory mounts is that the bolts and screws are very weak and you have to watch closely how much torque you put into them or they will easily snap.
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The Steeda HD strut mounts were recommended to me. I can definitely see the wisdom in going that way. They are kinda pricey, but important enough that I've delayed my suspension plans until I can afford to do it right (koni shocks and struts, steeda sport springs & hd strut mounts and an adjustable pan hard bar)
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Re: complete handling and lowering kit

I have run both the J&M and the Steeda Strut Mounts here is my opinion of both

The J&M has a simpler solid construction that allows for more +_- camber adjustment. They are easier to install . They provide a slighter rougher ride.. meaning there is not as much isolation of the strut withing the mount. you can feel the road better.


The Steed mounts are slightly mor involved to install and mount as you have to line up all of the internal parts , that only get seated when you tighten the strut nut. These provide an additional rubber isolate that softens up the feel a bit. These include a disc type bearing and o -rings that overtime, can fail and will need replacement.
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I have run both the J&M and the Steeda Strut Mounts here is my opinion of both

The J&M has a simpler solid construction that allows for more +_- camber adjustment. They are easier to install . They provide a slighter rougher ride.. meaning there is not as much isolation of the strut withing the mount. you can feel the road better.

The Steed mounts are slightly mor involved to install and mount as you have to line up all of the internal parts , that only get seated when you tighten the strut nut. These provide an additional rubber isolate that softens up the feel a bit. These include a disc type bearing and o -rings that overtime, can fail and will need replacement.
My alignment came out perfect with the J&M's and where easy to install.
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