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This morning got a big bang and then noise going over bumps - open the hood. TOTAL failure of the springseat/strut mount less than 10k miles after replacement.<p>I am LIVID <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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wich one ? <p>Spring Seat or the Strut mount never seen both go at the same time . <p>Also Volvo OEM parts or ....... other ....
 

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paid for volvo OEM - have a call into my mechanic - dont know which as i opened the hood for about 15 seconds to just see the top of the mount about 3 inches above where it should be - closed the hood in disgust and got in the carpool car and came to work.
 

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20k i get - its unacceptable, but i get it.<p>10k i dont get, absolutely insane.<p>what are you running now mika?
 

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I bought the standard mounts from IPD. I forget now what brand they were. I guess I should've done the XC90 mounts but I was planning to get rid of the car when I last rebuilt the front end. I also lifted the car to stock level so the strain on the rubber is not so hard.
 

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Re: Strut Mount Fails 10k after replacement (Bender)

I feel your pain. I went through this twice before IPD came out with the HD mounts.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mika</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I bought the standard mounts from IPD. I forget now what brand they were. I guess I should've done the XC90 mounts but I was planning to get rid of the car when I last rebuilt the front end. I also lifted the car to stock level so the strain on the rubber is not so hard. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>IPD sells standard seats, XC90 seats and their own spring seat
 

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do the XC90 seats suffer from the same fate a the standards?<p>i ask as i am getting this done tomorrow so they will just be grabbing from whatever keystone has in stock.
 

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XC90 ones have much thicker rubber around the shaft sleeve. Our XC90 has original spring seats at 65k, and they have not started cracking yet. They fit S60, and should last much longer than the standard.
 

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sensitive question - i car pool with a "bigger" guy - could this have an impact on the life of this?
 

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Seriously speaking again, my experience is that the passenger side takes more beating for two reasons: there are often more pot holes, man hole covers, etc on the side of the road than in the middle and it's more natural to dodge holes that are right in front of you on the driver's side.
 

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for my experience, i was using Xc90 for long time cause i was tired of replace the S60 ones, then got the IPD ones and did a better job.
 
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