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Old 09-11-2002, 10:12 AM
sbourg sbourg is offline
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"the MB mounts are very simple and really not much to wear out. The Toyota I have has bearings in the mounts. The shaft of the strut passes through this bearing. Strange."

Not so strange - the bearing is the upper steering pivot - the lower being the ball joint. If pivoting were allowed to occur within the strut, it would cause accelerated wear of the strut bushings. The stresses on front-end suspension parts is much greater in FWD than RWD. Thus, you also have tension or compression rods to support the lower radial arm, as well.

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