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Old 03-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Anybody ever do a front strut replacement?

My car is lowered with lowering springs. Not sure how much, not TOO much.

My right front strut is gone. Leaking...means it's blown right?

I just want a stock one but dont want to spend a lot. Any ideas? Plus is there anything else I should replace while I replace the strut?

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stocks are going to run you around 700 bucks you can pick up after market tokico's for around 400
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Tokicos are good for the price and after market.
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i know you don't wanna spend a lotta cheese, but if you're allready dropped, you might as well get some struts that can handle the abuse. like the other guys said, take a visit to Dezod.com and buy a set of Tokico blues. When I got them I got them for less than 400 shipped.

oh yeah if the strut is leaking.....it's gone to strut heaven...if the other one goes you'll feel like you're driving a lowered school bus.
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oh yeah if the strut is leaking.....it's gone to strut heaven...if the other one goes you'll feel like you're driving a lowered school bus.
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LOL.....thanks guys/
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struts should be replaced in pairs also. but if i were you i would replace them all. get the tockicos you cant beat them for the money. also the strut mount is probably gone too so nows as good as anytime to replace that too.
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There's a good DIY for replacing struts here: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=371890

Replace yours with Koni Blues of KYB GR2's. I put a set of GR2's on my old Subaru and it was awesome.
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yeah Tokico blue's are the way to go and Ebay is the right place to look they sale shocks w/springs for about 6bills for fronts and rears. but u need a spring compresser to put it in right or u could hurt yourself so look on ebay and replace but do them all. good luck but dont do it by yourself have a tech. do it.
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how do you know exactly if they are leaking?
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you can rent a spring compressor from Autozone. Deposit $40, return it when you're done and get your money back. Tadah!
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There's a good DIY for replacing struts here: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=371890

Replace yours with Koni Blues of KYB GR2's. I put a set of GR2's on my old Subaru and it was awesome.
If you do use a fork on the tie rod ends and there is grease everywhere, does that mean you need to replace them. I tried a pulley puller on them but couldn't get it to work so in frustration I used a fork.
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If you used a fork chances are you ripped the protective boot, which is why grease is everywhere.

You'll have to replace the boot, or replace the tie-rod in the near future because s*** gets up in there and messes it up.
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If you used a fork chances are you ripped the protective boot, which is why grease is everywhere.

You'll have to replace the boot, or replace the tie-rod in the near future because s*** gets up in there and messes it up.
very true....I made that mistake. I was way more cautious on the other side. If it weren't for my frined helping me I would have screwed up something awful. Some people shouldn't work on their cars...I'm that guy. LOL
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I need some help, hope its not too late.

Ok lets start. I bought stock struts with 2" lowered coils 2 years ago. It has always been real bumpy compaired to stock. So yesterday I swapped my old struts with the used ones. It rode way better. But when I got home the passenger side started leaking. The next morning at work the driver side started leaking. Both rears btw.

The only thing that comes to mind is the R and L on the struts. When I first installed them 2 years ago I could not see the R and L cause I did not take them apart, I had the L on the passenger side. This time I put the L on the drivers side. Now their both blown. Should I put the old used bumpy ones back on L on passenger or buy new ones and put L on drivers. Does this make sense or will they leak just from sitting. What did I do wrong? please help.
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