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#4708701 - 03/27/18 05:33 PM New strut with 2015 date code
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Registered: 04/13/13
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I'm helping my buddy install Monroe Quick Struts. We opened the packages today and three struts have a 2017 date code and one is 2015.

Does sitting in a warehouse for 3 yrs negatively affect a strut? If it will perform fine than it's not worth the hassle of return shipping and possibly getting old stock again.
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#4708715 - 03/27/18 05:43 PM Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser]
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If its packaging is clean and dry I wouldn't worry about it. The springs, seals and oil did not degrade in the box.
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#4708985 - 03/27/18 09:32 PM Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: Trav]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Originally Posted By: Trav
If its packaging is clean and dry I wouldn't worry about it. The springs, seals and oil did not degrade in the box.


Correct - - movement wears them out.
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#4709032 - 03/27/18 10:03 PM Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser]
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I had one strut fail after sitting around for a few years. But then again, it was 1 of 4, with 20+ years of use and 190k miles smile
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#4709085 - 03/27/18 11:37 PM Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser]
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It will be fine smile

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#4709186 - 03/28/18 06:25 AM Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: N.Ohio
Originally Posted By: mclasser
I'm helping my buddy install Monroe Quick Struts. We opened the packages today and three struts have a 2017 date code and one is 2015.

Does sitting in a warehouse for 3 yrs negatively affect a strut? If it will perform fine than it's not worth the hassle of return shipping and possibly getting old stock again.



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#4709690 - 03/28/18 02:25 PM Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser]
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Loc: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
You don't want new old struts. But those aren't that old yet.

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