I have a previous post in regards to a top strut mount bearing issue with my struts. I understand OEM part replacement may do the job, although for how long if at all. Due to the material/construction of the bearing I don't have much faith in its purpose based on my research and advice from others.
I have been looking at several different cars and their bearings types/strut part configurations, in order to try and find one that could be compatible with mine of far greater quality/sturdiness. I understand I would have to measure exact sizes and dimensions to ensure they are a perfect or near perfect fitment.
Please note some of the pictures have been resized so are not a clear representation of the items actual size.
I would omit my Nissan Almera thrust bearing and upper seat mount as that is already incorporated in the Ford Mondeo one. I'd need to measure that the outer lip on my strut mount insulator is identical to the lip on the Ford Mondeo one and there is enough clearance. There would be a vertical difference vertically once assembled which could mean more tension on the coil spring.
- Has anyone ever tried anything similar?
- Any advise for any other makes/model parts to look at that could have a similar setup/fixture?
- Any advice/why this might not be such a good idea?