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Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by jimj90, Mar 12, 2008.



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  1. jimj90

    jimj90 New Member 5+ Year Member

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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?

    thanks.
     
  2. dj_cronic_metal

    dj_cronic_metal New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    stocks are going to run you around 700 bucks you can pick up after market tokico's for around 400
     
  3. 808EK96

    808EK96 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Tokicos are good for the price and after market.
     
  4. got_sake?

    got_sake? 1.7 ltrs of fury!!!! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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.
     
  5. jonathan2006

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    lol :lol:
     
  6. jimj90

    jimj90 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    LOL.....thanks guys/
     
  7. nyghtryder

    nyghtryder New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  8. LowNotSlow

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  9. D17Denver

    D17Denver JDM products 5+ Year Member

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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.
     
  10. CivicALC

    CivicALC DUBsteP Saved mY LifE Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    how do you know exactly if they are leaking?
     
  11. LowNotSlow

    LowNotSlow Aqua Teen Christmas Force Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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!
     
  12. hondagriff

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    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.
     
  13. LowNotSlow

    LowNotSlow Aqua Teen Christmas Force Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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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**t gets up in there and messes it up.
     
  14. got_sake?

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    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
     
  15. chopt51

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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.
     
  16. morningbake34

    morningbake34 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    replacing strut now on front right ,, mine was for 120.00,, its a stock one ,,, mine bent do to a pot hole as well as my lower control arm needed to be replaced ,, hoping my cylinder is fine ,, cuz when i place a full tire on it grinds against something and and top wheels is bent in had rims on when hit the pothole benth my rim really bad..... i no u should replace both front but low on fuds right now cuz of all the damage,, by not replacing both will to notice it?
     


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