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strut mount replacement
grey88smokin Offline
Posting Freak
#1
I removied my struts this morning. I ordered (Moog K8640) strut mounts from rockauto.com, they do not match the stock strut mounts in any way.

The Moog K8640 Has the upper part and 3 bushings.

The ones removed from my car has an upper and lower part and several bushings, also the upper part looks like it was pressed.

What gives, wrong mounts ? are they supposed to be different, I went through the factroy manuals and the hayes manuals and did not see any info to help me out.

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John K
84 SVO 1C
08 MKZ
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JohnL Offline
Senior Member
#2
Well, what keeps them from mounting? They are supposed to be designed different.
John Lewis
88 TC, 87 XR, 84 SVO
Currently deciding which is worth my time.
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grey88smokin Offline
Posting Freak
#3
I was trying to put it together the way it came apart. I figured it out and got it together with my dad. The PRC actuator did not fit properly so I used a washer. Sounds like I should not be doind suspension :p
84 SVO 1C
08 MKZ
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Matt S Offline
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#4
Keep us posted how it goes. I have to do mine as well.
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Joe F Offline
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#5
Coil-overs and CC plates, mmmmmm Big Grin
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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grey88smokin Offline
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#6
Quote:Originally posted by Joe F:
Coil-overs and CC plates, mmmmmm Big Grin
Yea rub it in why dont ya Big Grin
The different design had me a bit confused. The strut mounts came with very vague instructions and no diagram, I figured it out and got the car all together. It was an easy job once I had it all figured out. The steering is nice and crisp again, instead of "jerky" and no more clunks.
84 SVO 1C
08 MKZ
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Matt S Offline
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#7
did you still need the washer for the ride control like you said?
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#8
I needed to space the PRC controllers up about 1/8" or so with washers after I did mine several years ago.... no big deal. I forget the part #, but I used the Moog part listed for the TC.
Jeff Korn

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Joe F Offline
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#9
Sorry couldn't resist Big Grin
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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Ryan H Offline
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#10
Don't forget to have your alignment checked!
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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