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Old 03-28-2014, 01:02 AM
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I have a 2000 Neon with almost 180K. I have probably changed the struts mounts 4 times in the last 4 years. (Yes I did measure the upper strut to 119mm). I looked at OEM sites and it will cost me about $200 with shipping for the two if I go that route.
Is there a cheaper option the will resolve this problem? Engine and Tranny mounts have also been replaced. Thanks.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:10 PM
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I have a 2000 Neon with almost 180K. I have probably changed the struts mounts 4 times in the last 4 years. (Yes I did measure the upper strut to 119mm). I looked at OEM sites and it will cost me about $200 with shipping for the two if I go that route.
Is there a cheaper option the will resolve this problem? Engine and Tranny mounts have also been replaced. Thanks.
What problem?
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:50 PM
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What problem?
The rubber in the aftermarket mounts are cracked and don't last very long. I saw one of your older postings about installing inserts to reinforce them. Can I install them on my cracked mounts or should I get them replaced first? Thank you.
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They need to be replaced first before installing the inserts. I'm curious how they are going bad so fast? I drove my Neon probably more aggressively than my Mustang, lol, but I didn't go through those torque struts that fast. I replaced them once after I bought the car because they were bad, and they were still good when the car was totaled (about 70,000 or so miles later).
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They need to be replaced first before installing the inserts. I'm curious how they are going bad so fast? I drove my Neon probably more aggressively than my Mustang, lol, but I didn't go through those torque struts that fast. I replaced them once after I bought the car because they were bad, and they were still good when the car was totaled (about 70,000 or so miles later).
I'm sure a big part of it is using the cheap DEA/Anchor struts made with hard rubber. I did save the Deyeme Racing web site from an old post and may go that route. When I bought this car the end piece (counter balance) was missing from the struts. You think that may be part of the problem? Any way thanks so much for your help.
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IDK. I had Anchor mounts on mine. If the end-piece you are talking about is what I think it is, no, I don't see that being part of the problem. Race mount are going to create bad vibration in the car.
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