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E30 front strut mounts

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Hi all. I recently replaced my front upper strut mounts on the e30. I seem to have worse vibration after the install than before. 


Are they directional in any way? I thought they could only go in one way with the way the bolts line up to the holes, but I guess I'm not positive. I noticed the notch out of the metal but didn't pay attention to its direction when I pulled the old ones. 

Thanks for the help

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E30 strut mounts are the same part number for left and right, and the bolt pattern only allows them to be installed one way from what I remember. When does the vibration occur and is it random? A failing strut mount usually knocks over bumps as the bearing or rubber wears out, or becomes notchy while turning the wheel back and forth. Its possible that a new/stiffer mount is transferring more of the vibration from something else in the suspension compared to the old mount? 

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