Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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My Mk2 Turbo, which I believe was a Japanese import, has a seized front strut top bearing. Toyota list a part which is on 4 weeks delivery. Does anyone know if this is this actually the same as the normally aspirated UK model?


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Re: Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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What's the Toyota part number ?
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Re: Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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Almost certainly is the same.
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https://www.toyodiy.com/parts/p_J_1993_ ... _4803.html

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Re: Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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Doh, I didn't think to get the part numbers!

My local garage had contacted Toyota for the part availability and Toyota had a part listed for the Japanese Turbo but they couldn't tell if it was the same as a UK n/a, apparently. That would suggest that it is a different part number, but they might not actually have checked. It is £140 and 4 weeks delivery. I wasn't too worried about the price but 4 weeks is a long time for the garage to look after the car. If the part number was the same then I would have expected a shorter lead time - 4 weeks is possibly the shipment time from Japan.

I will speak to them tomorrow and see if I can get the respective part numbers.
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Re: Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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Yes the top mount is the same for Turbo and N/A, Part number 48609-17030

I would suggesting getting the KYB top mount as they are OEM quality but saving some pounds.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233077084179

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Re: Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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Who ever they contacted at Toyota didn't know how to use the Toyota. EPC properly, with a part number it's easy to check what models/market it applies to
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Re: Mk2 Turbo import - are the front struts the same as n.a. model

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Thanks for the help, guys, that is a great help.

It is good to know that I won't have to wait another 4 weeks to drive it again - I need a fix sooner than that!
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