Recent Topics
site security
by RF Overlord. 09/22/18 06:02 PM
Richmond Raceway
by Warstud. 09/22/18 06:01 PM
Redline D6 ATF substituting for Toyota WS
by Patrick0525. 09/22/18 05:29 PM
XG3614 Cut Open 13,400kms (8,375mi)
by mcwilly. 09/22/18 05:25 PM
Torn Purolators: they DO TEAR!
by 53' Stude. 09/22/18 05:07 PM
transmission fluid and filter exchange
by Dennisistheman. 09/22/18 04:53 PM
Why people should change oil+filter!
by 53' Stude. 09/22/18 04:50 PM
Household lubricants (general purpose) differences
by 92saturnsl2. 09/22/18 04:35 PM
debris in my engine oil--what to do?
by Jasper8146. 09/22/18 03:50 PM
Is this seal bad?
by parshisa. 09/22/18 03:44 PM
Leather Masters Protection Cream review....
by gregk24. 09/22/18 03:13 PM
Aisin WS
by RodneyM. 09/22/18 03:11 PM
Husqvarna trimmer questions
by BrianF. 09/22/18 02:51 PM
Uber Self-Driv Death: Disabled Pedest Avoidance!!!!
by oil_film_movies. 09/22/18 02:29 PM
Question on Backlight setting on LED tv's
by LoneRanger. 09/22/18 02:16 PM
Are all Dexos 1 Gen 2 Oils the Same?
by Gene K. 09/22/18 01:58 PM
ECOGARD X10479 CUT OPEN
by 53' Stude. 09/22/18 01:38 PM
Rust-Oleum Driveway Sealer review
by SVTCobra. 09/22/18 01:24 PM
Flush OAT/IAT mixture
by OpenClose. 09/22/18 12:20 PM
Newest Members
Sarrge, Big_R, gordond, mrgreggn, JRMFt11
66040 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
79 registered members (53' Stude, 10WSmuckers, 2004tdigls, 2015_PSD, Ablebody, 12 invisible), 1,654 guests, and 32 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics290,839
Posts4,851,243
Members66,040
Most Online3,590
Jan 24th, 2017
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Spring and Strut assembly replaced but no change. #4694844
03/14/18 06:01 PM
03/14/18 06:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 200
Southern NY
MoneyJohn Offline OP
MoneyJohn  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 200
Southern NY
A question,

Last summer, I replaced all springs and struts of 2006 Sentra with 105,000 miles on it. Every time the car would go for some work, the mechanic would tell me the struts need replacement. When I went to the dealership to perform Takata recall, they flagged it and wanted to do it right then and there. I refused.

So got Gabriel Guardian ReadyMount Spring & Strut Assembly and installed by myself at home. Got it checked by the mechanic and all was good. But on day-to-day basis, I do not see any change in performance. I feel every tiny bump on the road, just like the older ones. On the other hand, for comparison purpose, Subaru feels a lot smoother on the bumps. I was not expecting Subaru like performance but definitely better than the old ones.

I haven't been to the mechanic since then but my inspection is due and planning to ask him to check this out. But before I go to him, I would like to know what could be the thing happening here?

I am not as well versed in car-related stuff as most of you folks here. I am a newbie in this DIY stuff and do most of the things by watching several YouTube videos, sometimes asking my neighbor for the input. So pardon me if this question sounds silly.

Thanks in advance.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium w/ EyeSight
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition
Re: Spring and Strut assembly replaced but no change. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4694861
03/14/18 06:15 PM
03/14/18 06:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 19,919
MA, Mittelfranken.de
Trav Offline
Trav  Offline
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 19,919
MA, Mittelfranken.de
It sounds like two different things happened. The original struts were worn out or leaking and not absorbing the bumps and the new ones have springs that are quite possibly too stiff.
This is common with aftermarket springs. IMO you have a few options for one you would need to have the original springs the others are to keep these struts and get OE springs or get new OE struts and springs and assemble your own.

You could try another brand but chances are the springs are made by the same company and wont be much of an improvement if any or live with it.

2cents






ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Spring and Strut assembly replaced but no change. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4694952
03/14/18 07:35 PM
03/14/18 07:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,331
The Northeast
mclasser Offline
mclasser  Offline
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,331
The Northeast
Do you still have the same tires as last year, and if so, how old are they? I ask because if they are a constant in this equation, then they could be contributing to your harsh ride. As tires age, the rubber hardens and NVH increases.

Last edited by mclasser; 03/14/18 07:37 PM.

2018 Hyundai Elantra VE -- 4K
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD -- 56K
2002 Honda Accord EX-L -- 211K

Re: Spring and Strut assembly replaced but no change. [Re: MoneyJohn] #4695421
03/15/18 08:57 AM
03/15/18 08:57 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 200
Southern NY
MoneyJohn Offline OP
MoneyJohn  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 200
Southern NY
@Trav, I don't have the old springs and we do not intend to spend too much money on this vehicle. Just waiting for something to break that will cost $1000+ and we are dumping this car.

@mclasser,
Yes, I still have the same set of tires. Out of which 2 are 3 years old with about 12000 miles on them and another two are 2 years old with about 8000 miles on them. I am hoping they would last another 2-3 years.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium w/ EyeSight
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8S Special Edition

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™