Top 8 shock absorber mount manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Shock absorbers are designed to deal with road irregularities in the car. To connect these units with the body and suspension of the car, shock absorber supports are used. They differ in design and size, durability and price. Today, the Russian market offers a full range of shock absorber mounts from different manufacturers. To choose the most suitable unit in terms of price and quality, we invite you to get acquainted with the recommendations of experts.

About faults and features

Assignment of supports. The overwhelming majority of modern cars have a shock absorber in the chassis. They are attached to the body through special elements, which are commonly called supports. The main purpose of these parts is to reduce vibration and vibrations that occur when driving on uneven road surfaces.

Structural features of shock absorber supports. To fulfill the assigned tasks in front of the supports, the designers came up with several types of parts.

  1. Non-dismountable supports are disc-shaped and bowl-shaped. It is a one-piece rubber-to-metal part consisting of a steel bushing or bearing and a rubber pad. They are bonded to each other by vulcanization. Such supports are most often installed in the front suspension. The presence of a sliding type bearing makes the movement of the shock absorber free and easy.
  2. Composite supports are simple in design. They consist of a spacer sleeve and an upper and lower rubber damper. Parts of this type can be found in the rear suspension of small cars.

Typical support faults. A working unit works imperceptibly for the driver, making driving comfortable. However, over time, the steel bushing or bearing wears out, rubber delaminates. As a result, backlash is formed, which leads to the appearance of dull knocks when driving on uneven roads. Sometimes you can clearly hear a creak when you turn the steering wheel. A delay in repairs will lead to the release of shock absorbers, and this will be completely different costs. To replace the support, you will have to remove and disassemble the shock absorber strut. Therefore, experts recommend changing the support each time the shock absorbers are replaced. Moreover, the part is inexpensive.

We have selected the top 8 shock absorber mount manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products on the Russian market. When allocating seats, the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of domestic car owners were taken into account.

Rating of the best manufacturers of shock absorber mounts

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of shock absorber mounts 1 Lemforder 5.0
2 Boge 4.9
3 Delphi 4.8
4 KONI 4.7
5 Monroe 4.6
6 AMD 4.5
7 CTR 4.4
8 Hola 4.3

Lemforder

Rating: 5.0

LEMFORDER

Lemforder is one of the oldest and largest auto parts concerns in Europe. The brand name appeared in 1947 in honor of the village of the same name in northern Germany. There are 117 enterprises in total, which are scattered across 22 countries of the world. The company specializes in plastic and rubber-metal parts for the suspension and steering mechanism of cars. Experts are amazed at the long list of car factories on which Lemforder products are supplied. These are GM, Ford, BMW, Fiat, Toyota, MAN, Volvo, Mercedes, DAF, etc. The brand deservedly becomes the winner of our rating.

Users praise the shock absorber mounts for their durability, elasticity, and resistance to Russian roads. The disadvantages include only high prices, besides, there are fakes on the domestic market.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • German quality;
  • durability;
  • elasticity.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Boge

Rating: 4.9

Boge

Another German company is among the top three in our ranking. Boge was founded back in 1929, and the first products of the company were hydraulic shock absorbers and tools. The experts gave the second position to the brand for the optimal combination of price and quality. Shock absorbers and supports are fitted on many VW models, BMW, Audi, Volvo. The manufacturer has several series of shock absorbers for which there are supports with certain technical parameters. When creating new parts and assemblies, Boge works closely with the design departments of car factories. The brand is considered one of the leaders in vibration suppression.

Domestic motorists in reviews praise the shock absorber supports for their strength, elasticity and affordable prices. Of the minuses, there is a large amount of counterfeit.

Advantages

  • strength;
  • elasticity;
  • affordable prices;
  • frost resistance.

disadvantages

  • many fakes on the market.

Delphi

Rating: 4.8

Delphi

The American company Delphi is a reliable supplier of suspension elements in Russia. The factories of the concern are located in 33 countries of the world, where about 14 thousand names of parts are produced. The list includes shock absorbers, supports, sensors, filters, suspension and steering components. The quality of products, according to experts, directly depends on the place of manufacture. The most reliable and durable parts are from factories located in the USA and Europe. There is a lot of counterfeit products on the domestic market. Therefore Delphi becomes the bronze medalist of our rating.

Users are attracted by the affordable price of shock absorber supports. They point out that the highest quality parts are packed tightly with information about the product.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • good quality;
  • a wide range of;
  • strength.

disadvantages

  • a lot of counterfeit products;
  • the quality depends on the location of the plant.

KONI

Rating: 4.7

KONI

In 1857 in Oud-Beijerland (Netherlands), the small family business KONI began to manufacture and repair horse harness. After 75 years, a friction-type shock absorber was produced in the workshop of this company. In the post-war period, there were many American cars in Holland that needed suspension parts for repair. The Koning brothers got their bearings in time, providing technical assistance to the owners of Fords and Willis. Today, the basis of KONI production is the development and production of shock absorbers and components for them. Many experts consider this brand to be the world market leader. In the catalog you can find spare parts for a wide range of car models from Europe, Asia and the USA.

Russian motorists had to deal with short-lived shock absorber supports, which affected the position in our rating.

Advantages

  • a wide range of;
  • affordable prices;
  • elasticity;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • fragility.

Monroe

Rating: 4.6

Monroe

Monroe is a major player in the aftermarket for American and European cars. It was founded in 1916, starting with the production of tire pumps. In 1926, an American manufacturer produced the world's first shock absorber. Today the brand has many branches in America, Europe and Africa. Among the largest buyers are such auto giants as GM, Ford, VW, Mercedes and Nissan. In addition to shock absorbers and supports, the experts identified installation and protective kits that increase the reliability and durability of the unit. The brand is in fifth position in our ranking.

Some car owners are unhappy with the packaging of spare parts, not all are satisfied with the quality of the shock absorber mounts. But the positive ratings were deserved by the affordability and reliability.

Advantages

  • new developments;
  • reliability;
  • wear resistance;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • bad packaging;
  • a lot of fakes.

AMD

Rating: 4.5

AMD

Several Asian car factories took part in the creation of AMD. The main goal of the brand is to promote spare parts for the GM, KIA, Hyundai and SsangYong models on the market. Some parts are supplied to the conveyors of these auto giants, the rest of the products go to retail chains. A characteristic feature of AMD, according to experts, is a wide range of auto components. In addition to shock absorbers and supports, the manufacturer offers elements of the fuel system, spare parts for suspension, clutch, brakes, etc. Since the products are manufactured at different factories, the quality of products for the same purpose varies greatly.

The brand is in the TOP-6 of our rating for low prices and a variety of spare parts. The disadvantages of users include fragility.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • low price;
  • adaptation to Russian roads;
  • beautiful packaging.

disadvantages

  • fragility.

CTR

Rating: 4.4

CTR

South Korean company Central Corporation manufactures shock absorber mounts under the CTR brand. The firm is considered the world's largest manufacturer of auto parts. She specializes in engine and chassis parts. Products are sent to conveyors GM, KIA, Hyundai. The experts appreciated the modern research center in Changwon. For decent quality and reasonable prices, the brand gets into our rating.

Domestic motorists have no complaints about the quality of the original CTR products. However, the Russian market is more likely to buy counterfeit shock absorber mounts, which seriously undermine the brand's image. Therefore, in the reviews there is a lot of negativity regarding the fragility of spare parts.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • good quality;
  • own developments;
  • a wide range of.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes.

Hola

Rating: 4.3

Hola

Hola from the Netherlands closes the eight in our ranking. The manufacturer has been working in the spare parts market since 1997. Experts praised the firm's commitment to develop and introduce quality auto components into production. The brand's enterprises have implemented the ISO / TS16949 quality system, which implies strict control at every stage of production. The supports are made of corrosion-resistant steel by stamping, and the elasticity of the rubber part remains within a wide temperature range (-40 … + 50 ° C). The manufacturer claims the durability of its products, the estimated service life is 100 thousand kilometers on good roads.

Users confirm the high quality and durability of Hola shock mounts. The disadvantages include high prices and rigidity of the nodes.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • durability;
  • own developments;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • rigidity.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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