Originally Posted by 08Hemi
Please explain? Part #'s? I replaced me struts over a year ago and did not change the mounts...am I missing out?
Strut mounts are not only used as basic mounts located at the top of a strut, but rather they are also used as an axis for your vehicles steering process. Strut mounts help give your vehicle a smooth response to your steering systemís movement. Since strut mounts affect multiple tasks, itís important that they stay in good shape.
Usually when your struts get worn out, your strut mounts will as well. Itís also possible that your strut mounts get damaged when removing the struts, so even if they arenít fully worn out, replacing them would be suggested. New strut mounts can help keep new struts healthier for much longer, and will avoid any rattling or other annoying noises when driving.If your strut mounts start to wear out, it becomes harder to control your vehicle, your vehicle will drive rougher, and it can start causing rattling or squeaky noises while driving.
Strut mounts are rubber and all rubber wears out over time. New mounts will provide the best suspension and steering response, while re using old ones only compromises the setup. On the WK they are supporting the entire weight on the front of the heavy vehicle, so each front mount is supporting about 1400 lbs. whiuch means they wear out faster than a typical passenger car which is much lighter, particularly with the crappy stock struts on the WK, that put more wear and tear on mounts than good struts.