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      06-21-2012 08:16 PM #201
      Yup should have read.... Nice cant wait to get a pair!!
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      06-22-2012 10:28 AM #202
      Quote Originally Posted by nekbraker1.8t View Post
      Yup should have read.... Nice cant wait to get a pair!!


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      Got mine today thanks!

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      mine got shipped yay

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      06-26-2012 09:38 PM #205
      I put these is a while ago, and I'm quite happy with them.

      There is a little more road noise on rough highway sections, and hitting expansion gaps is louder. On the other hand I went from Koni FSDs on Euro Springs to HPA SHS coilovers when I put these on, so it's hard to tell how much is the mounts and how much is from stiffer suspension.

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      06-28-2012 02:20 AM #206
      Quote Originally Posted by vwsteve19 View Post
      Swapped the UM mounts in this weekend, no worries about impact harshness especially if you are coming from busted OE mounts. These are like butter, they feel even better than brand new OE mounts, the top hats also sit much flusher to the body than with the OE mounts which is an improvement aesthetically as well. I did not notice a change in ride height. Overall a big and thanks to Performanceleds for making them easy to order in the US.

      X2. Finally installed last week along with new control arm bushings and i am very pleased. Tophat gap was getting insane on mine and its completely gone now .... ride height is right. Drives MUCH better (partially due to new control arm bushings as well) but steering is firmer and more predictable, feels tighter over varied or rough surfaces. Again, prior to this install steering my car on uneven pavement was a fight trying to keep it straight - the car would track and adjust on its own and was getting to the point of unacceptible...lol.

      The clunks are gone, HOWEVER now i'm getting a lot of creaking on any kind of incline/decline/ramps/ even small hills. I think my struts are blown at 65k miles and its time for coilovers. is that normal considering the Northeast crap roads its been through?

      Or any other suggestions on what the creaks are?? it almost sounds like a deep squeege sound, similar to what skateboard trucks sound like when you put hard pressure to turn... if anyone knows what i mean.
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      06-28-2012 02:41 AM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by Rush340 View Post
      I put these is a while ago, and I'm quite happy with them.

      There is a little more road noise on rough highway sections, and hitting expansion gaps is louder. On the other hand I went from Koni FSDs on Euro Springs to HPA SHS coilovers when I put these on, so it's hard to tell how much is the mounts and how much is from stiffer suspension.
      Another X2. You hit it right on with the expansion gaps or any kinda raised/depressed line in the road you hear it a little more, but i personally LIKE that...i think its the sound of the force stopping at the mount where it should, because it honestly feels a lot better and firmer. i'm running original suspension (on its last legs, lol) and although the car feels a lot better it still has the minor creakage it had coming from the rear only the creaking in front has been magnified A LOT which makes me believe this is putting more stress on the front 2 struts that may be dead to begin with, whereas the old sloppy mounts would act as "extra strut". I dunno. Any advice is appreciated... i know everyone's gonna say go coils but i have tons of other stuff i'd rather spend $1,500 on right now.
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    8. 06-28-2012 04:16 PM #208
      Bushings just came in with a spearmint flavored gum stuck on the inside cardboard flap.
      They look solid, wonder what material they're made off?...just kidding.
      Can't wait to put them on, hopefully this weekend.

      Quote Originally Posted by .:R 3 2 ONE View Post
      The clunks are gone, HOWEVER now i'm getting a lot of creaking on any kind of incline/decline/ramps/ even small hills. I think my struts are blown at 65k miles and its time for coilovers. is that normal considering the Northeast crap roads its been through?

      Or any other suggestions on what the creaks are?? it almost sounds like a deep squeege sound, similar to what skateboard trucks sound like when you put hard pressure to turn... if anyone knows what i mean.
      Mine rides on FK silverline coils and creaking from the rear sounds like an old boat.

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      07-02-2012 04:50 AM #210
      Quote Originally Posted by Rx Only View Post

      Mine rides on FK silverline coils and creaking from the rear sounds like an old boat.


      Oh don't worry i have that too over ramps and stuff... but the front is just unbearable.
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    11. 07-21-2012 03:27 PM #211
      My mechanic put them on last weekend and the car feels much better going over rough roads.
      He wasn't happy about not being able to sneak them in without taking suspension off, said with the stock ones there is a trick to sneak them in after just loosening the top.
      The car is raised for about .5" now but that could also be read as it's now back to a normal height after being slightly more dropped on the stock ones that were destroyed.
      So now the only question is how long will they last?
      More than stock for sure but we'll see about further down the road.
      Hopefully it's worth the higher price, if not I'll go with camber plates and live with the noise.
      More than anything I want a problem free car.
      Anyway thanks for the product UM.

    12. 07-21-2012 09:59 PM #212
      Quote Originally Posted by Rx Only View Post
      My mechanic put them on last weekend and the car feels much better going over rough roads.
      He wasn't happy about not being able to sneak them in without taking suspension off, said with the stock ones there is a trick to sneak them in after just loosening the top.
      That is an interesting comment. Our mounts are actually physically smaller, so I wonder why that is so?

      Quote Originally Posted by Rx Only View Post
      Anyway thanks for the product UM.
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      10-06-2012 11:07 PM #213
      What's the projected lifespan of these mounts?

      They're pretty expensive and if they don't last a couple years, than what's the point? I'll just ride on my squashed and beaten mounts. I want to remedy the dang clunking up front, but the cost of new mounts with bearings and nuts is less than $30. At about 5 times the cost, will the UM mounts outlast 5 sets of OE mounts?
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      10-07-2012 02:51 AM #214
      Quote Originally Posted by MachtSchnell View Post
      What's the projected lifespan of these mounts?

      They're pretty expensive and if they don't last a couple years, than what's the point? I'll just ride on my squashed and beaten mounts. I want to remedy the dang clunking up front, but the cost of new mounts with bearings and nuts is less than $30. At about 5 times the cost, will the UM mounts outlast 5 sets of OE mounts?


      I'd venture as far to say they will last longer than the car itself. Probably the last set of upper mounts you'll need to buy. They're tough.

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      10-07-2012 03:06 AM #215
      I have a set of these mounts, haven't had the chance to put them on yet but they feel very solid unlike the rubbery oem mounts. I think they'll definitely last throughout the car's lifespan

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      11-12-2012 11:26 AM #216
      Put UM strut mount bushings in on Saturday.

      I had the 034 high density ones previously. After about 30 months and 45k miles they were shot and had basically collapsed.

      The UM ones are definitely shorter than OEM, but since there is little if any deflection in them the fit once installed and on the ground is right on. Both strut caps now sit flush with the strut towers, something I've never been able to achieve with any other strut mounts.

      No noticeable increase in cabin noise or vibration, so a definite on these for initial impressions. Hopefully they last as long as advertised as well.

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      11-25-2012 04:53 PM #217
      You can get these at APTuning at 15% off with one of their coupon codes. Figured its worth a shot to try these to correct the standard mount issues.
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      12-05-2012 03:56 PM #218
      Quote Originally Posted by Rx Only View Post
      My mechanic put them on last weekend and the car feels much better going over rough roads.
      He wasn't happy about not being able to sneak them in without taking suspension off, said with the stock ones there is a trick to sneak them in after just loosening the top.
      Weird... I just put mine in with no problems with the suspension still on the car. Compress springs on car then loosen the two nuts and sneak the new mount in.

      Sound like maybe he didn't take off the sway bar end links, doing that gives more room to access the top of the strut.
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      12-13-2012 08:09 PM #219
      Just installed my coil overs and after install noticed the cap was way up and couldn't remember if it was like that before. Anyway after reading through 7 pages of this I see it is normal and I need to replace the strut mount. One question I'm hoping someone can answer is the order of parts on athe strut. When I installed mine I used the bearing off of the coil overs that came off the car. I feel like there were a few pieces missing. When I look at the parts book it shows there should be a spacer, then the bearing, then the strut mount, then a bushing. On mine I just put on the bearing and bolted that down to the coilover. Then the strut mount just sat on top of that. Then I put that up in the strut tower and bolted the cap on.

      If anyone has any pictures of what should be there or can explain it I would greatly appreciate it!,

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      12-13-2012 10:05 PM #220
      The order pf assembly goes; top hat, bearing, strut mount, nut, then you mount it and installed the cap and nut. The bearing nut goes on over the strut mount.

      The spacer is a 10mm spacer piece, I wouldn't worry about, if your car didn't have them on then I wouldn't sweat, not all cars had them. I bought them just to see what the f they were about. Still not sure what their purpose is.

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      12-14-2012 10:00 AM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by VRptstyly View Post
      The order pf assembly goes; top hat, bearing, strut mount, nut, then you mount it and installed the cap and nut. The bearing nut goes on over the strut mount.

      The spacer is a 10mm spacer piece, I wouldn't worry about, if your car didn't have them on then I wouldn't sweat, not all cars had them. I bought them just to see what the f they were about. Still not sure what their purpose is.

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      Thanks for the reply. My coils came with a top hat that fits their springs so I do not need the stock one then correct.
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      03-13-2013 02:08 PM #223
      Read several pages of this thread and am wondering if there are any more long(er) term reviews? I won't go with OEM due to their short life and compressability, so I'm considering these or the SPC adjustable mounts to go with my PSS's that are on the way for my daily TT. Thanks in advance.

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      03-13-2013 02:20 PM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      Read several pages of this thread and am wondering if there are any more long(er) term reviews? I won't go with OEM due to their short life and compressability, so I'm considering these or the SPC adjustable mounts to go with my PSS's that are on the way for my daily TT. Thanks in advance.
      I installed coils last week with new oem mounts and yesterday they were busted. Ill be looking into these aswell and would also like to hear long term feedback.


      Only thing i heard bad about these was they are stiff? Which is the point right?
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      03-13-2013 05:35 PM #225
      I put a set on back in November. The 034 Density mounts they replaced had collapsed after about 18 months of use, and these got rid of the clunk I had developed in the front right.

      All I noticed was a slight increase in road noise, but no appreciable increase in vibration.

      Everything still feels nice and tight, but it's hard for me to pinpoint how much of the change was due to the mounts as I did solid subframe bushings and Defcon LCA bushings at the same time.

      Someone in the Suspension technical forum pointed out that there may be an increased chance of damaging the strut shafts with these mounts if they don't deflect enough under load, but so - far so. Thread here.

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