View Full Version : Shock Mounts

18th July 2006, 08:09 PM
I was just wondering, when changing your stock springs and shocks to better aftermarket items, would you need to change the shock mounts as well?

18th July 2006, 08:13 PM

But if you get something like Tein or Tanabe, you have the option of getting them with the top mounts or without top mounts.

18th July 2006, 10:08 PM
Yeah, pillowballs. Az has them so he can give some insight into them. I can't see how it could be benificial on double wishbone setups as the shock mount is only for bearing weight and not alignment/location.

19th July 2006, 12:30 PM
Things to pay attention to are the :

shock mount collar bushes - make sure they're greased up with rubber grease sufficiently, and the shock collar has been stripped down 3-4mm to get rid of 'shock knock;.

Spring perch rubber - can wear out over time, either replace with oem or well-greased aftermarket urethane rings.


19th July 2006, 08:20 PM
thank for the info ... very informative