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does any1 know if the top mounts on the coilovers or the norm suspension on a 1990 jap import are ment to have any movement at all??because 1 of my original jic coilovers was knackered an needed replacing so i took them to gaz shocks in bas.where they copied and remade me to new rear coilovers but when i picked them up the guy said his never come across coilovers with the top mount fixed that didnt have no movement! he explaind that the top mount should have a bearing in so it can adjust! saying the jic was a bad design he has made my new coilovers to have movement in the topmount will ths be ok still as i havent fitted them yet or shall i take them back. cheers :confused: :confused:

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Yes you need a spherical bearing in the top mount as the movement the damper makes is not exactly linear. Stock shocks compensate for this by being rubber mounted at the top but coil-overs need the 'pillow-ball' bearing otherwise they would be junk in no time.


I have Apexi pillow-ball upper mounts on eibach springs and KYB shocks



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