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replacement struts on 82 Brat

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#1 Bratastick


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

Bought some replacement struts off Amazon, Gabriel G55726, and have installed them. 

When the old ones came off they didn't really have any rebound. Pretty much would stay put wherever you put them. I'm guessing that indicated they were shot? Had 100k on them. I suspect they were original. 


The replacement ones are completely extended at rest. They push down with resistance as you would expect. It seems though that when installed there's not enough weight to compress them and they stay at their full extended amount. Is that right? When I go over bumps they "top out" I can hear it.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:11 AM

Originals are oil. A lot of after market stuff is also oil but gas pressurised and tell tale is they are strapped or bound in shortest position and spring to longest upon release. Hearing something top out? Did you inspect the top mounts for worn or dry bushing? And point them same direction. As they came out?

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