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Guest Message by DevFuse

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need struts and shocks recommendation

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#1 Del Gue

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:30 PM

I bought a new pair of struts about a year and a half ago from Autozone. I don't remember the brand off hand, but they came up on the Autozone computer for an 83' GL wagon. The right strut is now shot! I can press down on the hood, causing the strut to make noise and the entire front end to go up and down fairly easy. ( Does this sound like it could be a spring problem too?)
I do not drive more than 9000 miles a year under normal city/highway driving and under normal loads.

I am wanting to buy some new struts (and rear shocks), and need some brand recommendations from everyone. I would like a brand and model that is dependable, high quality but not terribly high priced. Does anyone have any suggestions?

thanks for all the help.

#2 erik litchy

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:43 PM

sounds like gabriels

#3 exister99


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Posted 16 February 2005 - 05:06 PM

Is the strut leaking juice?

I went with KYBs all around and have been beating the crap out of them for almost 2 years without problems. I got the struts on the Internet somewhere for about $76.

Good luck and be careful when compressing the springs!

#4 85Sub4WD


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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:38 PM

I replaced my front struts with ones off a low-milage vehicle about 10,000 miles ago - no problems - OEM Subaru stuff is great.

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