Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
Author: Subject: Front Strut Mount Bearing Upgrade
TO Newbie

Posts: 1
Registered: 16-9-2018
Member Is Offline

[*] posted on 14-11-2018 at 08:09 PM
Front Strut Mount Bearing Upgrade

Every strut mount I ordered used some cheap Chinese bearing. At least two had grit, three had some play or were too loose. RockAuto eventually refunded me and let me keep two mounts.

It's a standard 6302 ball bearing. I ordered SKF Explorer 6302-2RSJ from Motion Canada. Total cost of $20.

The bearing is retained via the peened over lip. Peel it back and the bearing will come out. It's not a press fit, just loosely in there. No bueno.

Put that new SKF bearing in, use some Loctite retaining compound, peen that lip over and enjoy a strut mount that won't fail out of box or in a month's time.

I think the Toyota and KYB mounts use an open bearing. Big no no especially with salt and water.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
TO Crew


Posts: 3246
Registered: 16-8-2006
Location: Westminster, MD
Member Is Offline

Mood: Im back...watch the fuck out

[*] posted on 9-12-2018 at 10:17 PM


-Gregory...the exhaust freak & part of the TO.COM (_o_) crew ;)

-97 Whitehawk almost 300k DIS 14lbs 134/174 14.3@95 2.0 60ft. Track day beast. RIP...

-97 coral rose pearl coupe (Floyd), k04 turbo, intercooled, a242L swapped, FortuneAuto coilovers, Corazda big brakes.

-96 grey coupe (Earl), 4spd manual...stoooooock
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User

  Go To Top

Powered by XMB 1.9.11
XMB Forum Software © 2001-2010 The XMB Group