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80's strut compatibility
Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:13 PM
(ex. gl, dl, brat) have compatible struts with this year. i have been searching local junk yards and from what i have been finding is a lot of the 80 gls have badly worn struts, also i went onto rockauto and looked at struts for an 85 gl, they sold economy struts for $30 (mine are $60). i have had experiences with rockauto before when i was trying to buy a rebuild kit for the same car they didn't have one listed for a gl 1600 but they did have one listed for brat 1600 of the same year. i have looked at struts for a dl on rockauto of the same year and they were considerably cheaper would those work? does anyone have experience with this?
Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:28 PM
So it's best to grab the struts from the same body style car with the same trans (4wd versus 2wd).
But I can say from experience that anything from a gen 2 will fit on the car. You should definately grab two of the same though so you don't have alignment issues.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:48 PM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:32 PM
The brat 1600 struts you mentioned in first post won't work, they are for gen 1.
I have some monroe inserts new in box, I will look to see if I can grab a part # off of them. give me a day or 2.
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