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Strut mount question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Northern Taco, Mar 13, 2021.

  1. Mar 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    Northern Taco

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    I ordered new 5100’s (warranty claim) and this time around I’m going with ome 884’s with the 1/4” top spacer for drivers side lean. I ordered new top mounts awhile ago (Monroe sale for $11 Canadian) these Monroe mounts do not have the rubber bushing that goes on the underside of the mount. From memory the 5100’s only come with one rubber bushing for above the top hat mount.
    Question; can I remove rubber from factory Toyota mount? Or use the top rubber bushing from the current 5100’s on the underside of the new mounts? I just don’t want to get it tore apart and not be able to put it back together because I’m short these bushings
     
  2. Mar 13, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    There is no lower bushing. There is rubber molded into the bottom of the top hat that acts as a bushing. Make sure you put a washer on the bottom though.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    are you sure?
    https://youtu.be/ZjF37uC4n-M
    this guy explains it. And my cheap Monroe top hats do not have rubber bushings pressed or glued on the underside
     
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    Here are pictures of my Monroe 907921 strut mount.

    The shock shaft of the 5100’s would be metal on metal? Just don’t want to get everything apart and realize then I don’t have all hardware to properly re assemble my truck

    FDF5D17C-2D3C-495B-B1AD-8213B961315A.jpg
    809BDC58-8501-417C-914C-3A4D1F49B1D3.jpg
     
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    One more. Also bilstein cheaped out and now does not include rubber bushings/washers for the front 5100’s like they do for the rear 5100’s wtf?

    CDC2A9AF-B067-4CA8-AC7F-8821AB348D5C.jpg
     
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    Cheap price=low quality crap. Buy TRW top hats for about $25US each.
     
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    My front 5100s came with the plastic boot, 2 washers, and 1 rubber bushing, and the nylock nut.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2021 at 10:28 AM
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    so to answer the question, are the top hats suppose to come with a rubber bushing that is 1) either pressed into the underside of the top hat or 2) a rubber bushing I placed under the top hat myself?
     
  9. Mar 13, 2021 at 11:31 AM
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    Look at this way, you got your $11 bucks worth.
     
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    My TRW tophats came with the rubber bushing molded into the bottom, just like OEM, and the tophat in that video you posted.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    Oops. I guess my tophats were KYB. TRW, KYB, they both have 3 letters and aren’t Monroe. LOL
     
  12. Mar 13, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    Mallrat60 Not all of us in CA are libs.

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    You can get new KYB from Rock Auto at a good price.
     
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  13. Mar 13, 2021 at 12:04 PM
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    i ordered a set.

    FYI to whoever said I got my $11 worth, they are now within a dollar of the kyb kit (some say kyb makes the oem Toyota ones) so when I bought them on sale how would I know they were shit?
     
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