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Old 09-11-17, 06:40 AM   #16
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It would be prudent to replace the front strut mount bearings at the same time as they are a wear item and relatively inexpensive and easy to replace when doing the struts.

These are item 10 in this link https://www.mylparts.com/auto-parts/...omponents-scat
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Clutchless...once again, thank you for the tip!

I cancelled order & added front strut bearings.
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do spring bumpers wear out also?
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I have not seen it but if you have a lot of mileage it may be a good idea to replace the spring insulators seen as part 3 in the link. I do not think the strut bumpers seen as part 7 in the link will wear out, they are not in use that much. If any of these parts appear damaged during the strut removal they should be replaced.


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Quick update...

Sachs sports struts are backordered until the end of next month.

According to the parts rep, they're made to order.

I'll update in a month when everything is installed.
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Quick update...

Sachs sports struts are backordered until the end of next month.

According to the parts rep, they're made to order.

I'll update in a month when everything is installed.
In my search I could NOT locate a distributor up here in Canada. So I went with KYB all around.
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In my search I could NOT locate a distributor up here in Canada. So I went with KYB all around.
How many km did your struts & shocks have when you changed them?

Also, do you notice a considerable difference in ride quality?
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How many km did your struts & shocks have when you changed them?

Also, do you notice a considerable difference in ride quality?
212k kms.....way too long. huge difference and improvement in the rears audibly and performance. On the front the left front was busted so it was obviously no performing well, but it stiffended up nicely.
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212k kms.....way too long. huge difference and improvement in the rears audibly and performance. On the front the left front was busted so it was obviously no performing well, but it stiffended up nicely.
I have about the same mileage too, but my struts & shocks are still functional. I've also never had to replace rear shocks due to a leak, or any malfunction for that matter.

Rock auto recently received a small batch of Sachs sport struts, so I quickly placed an order. Hopefully they are in fact in stock. Fingers crossed.
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