Vectra B Pillow ball top mounts


Vectra B Pillow ball top mounts

In stock
can be shipped within 2 - 3 days

£160.00
Price incl. VAT and UK Delivery


Vectra B Pillow Ball Top Mounts

This listing is for the sale of the following:

 2 Billet Aluminium Suspension Strut Top Mounts 
2 Spherical Bearings 
(Installed in Top Mounts)
2 Billet Aluminium Locking Rings
(secure Top Mount to strut tower)
10 M6 Grub screws 
(secure Locking Rings in place)
2  M6 Bolts 
(for tightening of Lock Rings)
2 Long neck Nuts 
(secure strut top to spherical bearing) 
2 Universal Strut Top Spacers
(locate strut top to spherical bearing)


These Top Mounts replace the large rubber mounting that is on top of your front struts. Instead of being rubber, they are solid aluminium bearing housings that encase a high precision, maintenance free, spherical bearing.

Working in the limited space of the Vectra strut towers, they are designed to push up inside the strut tower, like the originals, and then clamp in place via a locking ring. The locking ring also features locking screws to physically prevent it from unwinding. 


Early on in our quest perfecting the Astra G, we noticed problems with the standard top mounts, as they were sat about 10mm proud in the engine bay. No way the upper mounts were staying in one place! Using the same mounts as the Astra G, the Vectra B suffers this problem and can utilise the same solution.

 

We set about designing and made some prototypes, fitting them to our test car. With a few tweaks we had some nice pillow ball type units. We are now onto the 3rd revision, featuring larger bearings for added strength and longevity.

 

This allows the wheel to retain it's set geometry whilst enduring any loads, such as cornering, braking, or during acceleration. During cornering it stops the front wheel "flopping" over into positive camber and reducing its contact area with the road. You can run less static front camber with these fitted than you had to with the originals to keep the tyre temperatures uniform, due to the lack of movement.

 

Working in the limited space of the Vectra strut towers, they are designed to push up inside the strut tower, like the originals, and then clamp in place via a locking ring. The locking ring also features locking screws to physically prevent it from unwinding. 

 

We have developed them to fit the standard damper / strut top. Any aftermarket dampers that use the original rubber strut top and bearing assembly should work with these, we have had them fitted to Gaz / Bilstein coilovers for example.

 

If you find that they do not fit your specific set up, we would love to help you make them do so. They are fairly universal, so usually it would just mean some different spacers. Getting them to fit will allow us to expand our list of known fitments, so we don't mind at all. We will refund you if we cannot make them fit any damper that uses the original top mount, provided they are returned undamaged.

 

Designed for competition use, professional installation recommended.

 

Click here for fitting instructions

 

Click here to see the results of destructive testing!

 
 
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