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Beware of cheap front strut mounts for sale on ebay


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I bought some. They do not have the bearings in them and the bearings are not available anywhere by themselves. If you found the bearings , there is also a bearing keeper- a ring that has tabs that would have to be knocked out once the bearings were pressed in.

I sent mine back.

I should have ordered from Blunt, you know, Butch Driveshaft.

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i saw those on eBay too.

it's been my experience that the rubber housing is the primary reason for replacing those strut mounts and not the condition of the bearing.

in a pinch, if you could liberate your bearings from the old mounts and install them in the housing then you might be able to use these items.

i'm wondering how this seller came across a bunch of incomplete strut mounts.

i considered $40 too much for the hassle-factor involved.

i might bite at $20. i think AZ Autohaus sells a pair around $80. i always double check there before considering ebay stock replacement items. 75% of sellers list standard items at or above AZ Autohaus pricing.

Former owner of 2570440 & 2760440
Current owner of 6 non-op 02's

& 1 special alfa

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I bought some for $17 each

And you might be able to change out bearings from an old one but it would not be easy. You would have to get out the lock rings without damaging them and then press out the bearing. Press in another bearing and reinstall lock ring. I think there is a good chance you would mess up the lock ring doing this.

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