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New strut with 2015 date code #4708701
03/27/18 05:33 PM
03/27/18 05:33 PM
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mclasser Offline OP
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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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Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser] #4708715
03/27/18 05:43 PM
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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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Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: Trav] #4708985
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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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Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser] #4709032
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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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Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser] #4709085
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It will be fine smile

Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser] #4709186
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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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Re: New strut with 2015 date code [Re: mclasser] #4709690
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You don't want new old struts. But those aren't that old yet.


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