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- Kits Required Per Vehicle: 1
In the box: 2 Bushings
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- From the 1st of February 2013 the SuperPro warranty becomes a Lifetime Warranty with no exclusions.
This means that if a SuperPro product fails, ever, we will replace the product free of charge.
With SuperPros technical superiority in material, design and manufacture a lifetime warranty with no exclusions for off-road, track and competition use is a guarantee we can make with complete confidence.
Our goal is to make SuperPro the only choice of suspension bushings for repair, off-road and performance applications in the mind of workshops and consumers.
Front Upper Strut Mount and Bearing 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 | 2004-2006 GTO
The Front Upper Strut Mounts on your 08-09 G8 or 04-06 GTO are made of rubber and allow a lot of caster change when you hit the gas from a dead stop. When these mounts wear down your Pontiac's wheel alignment can change and you might notice less responsive steering during a turn, grinding or knocking sound during take off, or uneven tire wear. To resolve these problems you need to replace those mounts, and if you want more longevity or steering performance from your Pontiac then SuperPro has more durable front strut mount with a new bearing.
Front Strut Alignment
The front struts on your G8 or GTO support the weight of the vehicle, hold the wheels in alignment, and absorb bumps and vibration from the road. At the point where the top of the strut mounts to the frame there is a bushing with a bearing inside. These mounts are made of rubber and as they flex and bend as your suspension travels they begin to wear down and won't be able to hold your strut in place, which will throw off the alignment of your wheels.
This will affect your hard launches and the responsiveness of your Pontiac during a turn, and while tightening down on the mount will reduce the noise for a while, eventually those mounts will have to be replaced. When you're merging onto I-20 between two semi trucks you don't want wheel alignment to affect your steering.
Replace or Upgrade
If you just want to restore your factory ride you can get more OE rubber mounts, but those will share the same vunerabilities as the originals. A more durable, performance enhancing option are the Front Strut Mounts and Bearings from SuperPro.
These strut mounts are manufactured from polyurethane which holds it's shape much better than rubber so it will maintain the alignment of your strut and, consequently, your front wheels. Polyurethane is also immune to the elements that can cause rubber to crack and degrade, and SuperPro warranties these bushings for life. This means better turning response for a longer period of time and a consistant caster angle to stabilize those hard launches.
Performance Strut Mounts
These are performance parts that are meant for a driver who is willing to sacrifice a little comfort in their ride to increase handling and take-off ability. You will notice some increase in vibration from the road to the cabin, but the performance and longevity benefits of stable front wheel alignment will pay off for the corner carvers, stoplight drag racers, or those who just don't want to replace this part again.
SuperPro backs these bushings with one of the best warranties in the business that won't be voided by off-road or racing applications. Suspension.com is so confident in these parts, we will handle any warranty issues for you in house.