I don't know how much this helps, but i've owned a car where i used an aftermarket strut mount on it and boy let me tell you, worse nightmare. Every bump i went over i hear "kucum, kucum" When my REAL meachanic checked it out he showed me the play in the strut mount and ordered me to get the genuine one. I replaced with the genuine one and also my control arm bushings.
I could now drive my car through the worse of roads on 50 series tires and dont feel a thing that i shouldn't be feeling!
(2003 honda civic)
Get the original parts and you will be pleased.
Last edited by JMLegacy; 12-09-2012 at 06:12 AM..