Recent Topics
HM 0w20 for Civic Hybrid
by kkreit01 - 10/15/19 11:47 AM
Safety feature they all missed
by rekit - 10/15/19 11:43 AM
8 KW Generac oil change. Need advice about foam.
by LeakySeals - 10/15/19 11:32 AM
Kreen and check engine light.
by D1dad - 10/15/19 11:17 AM
Help me pick- ZT mower maintenance
by SubieRubyRoo - 10/15/19 11:03 AM
ZipWax on clearance at Walmart
by John_K - 10/15/19 10:44 AM
Kawasaki 20w50 Air Cooled VOA
by boltgun308 - 10/15/19 09:06 AM
Kawasaki 20w50 Air Cooled Engine Oil
by boltgun308 - 10/15/19 08:58 AM
Price of Diesel vs Gasoline 1980-2018
by SubLGT - 10/15/19 08:43 AM
Shield Rebate
by hatt - 10/15/19 08:43 AM
Intermittent shake
by supton - 10/15/19 08:11 AM
0W 20 in place of 5W 30 in First Gen CRV?
by Revrick - 10/15/19 07:29 AM
Servicing '13 Cadillac SRX AWD Haldex unit
by gd9704 - 10/15/19 06:15 AM
Possible WIX failure?!? What could have happened?
by tony1679 - 10/14/19 11:48 PM
Anyone use a radiant barrier?
by daves66nova - 10/14/19 10:13 PM
Newest Members
Hoffy1, joy786, robinasu, TriniDerian, kaspurr
69565 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
110 registered members (77GrandPrix, 53' Stude, 379KITTY, 1978elcamino, 28oz, 2004tdigls, 7 invisible), 2,293 guests, and 38 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics295,990
Posts5,088,847
Members69,565
Most Online3,532
Jul 30th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Quick Struts... #4784295 06/11/18 08:27 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
D
dblshock Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
GF son just got into a 2003 Century needs a right front strut...I see these on ebay made by Detroit Axle for $115 a pair wondering if they're worth the labor??

STRUT LINK

Last edited by dblshock; 06/11/18 08:28 PM.

05 Lexus GX470 167k
640:1 TCW-3
5/30 10/30 5/40 15/40
Michelin Latitude

06 4Runner SR5 150k
640:1 TCW-3
Citgo 10/30 conv XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784301 06/11/18 08:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,858
S
slacktide_bitog Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,858
Detroit, China. Sorry, but those are no good. The cheap quick struts rarely make it more than 10k, and they give quick struts a bad reputation.

Get the name-brand premium quick struts. Monroe, KYB, Gabriel, or Sachs. They last at least 50k.

Monroe's cheaper line Roadmatic may be able to last 30k, so if you absolutely cannot afford the premium parts, at least use Roadmatic instead of the Chinese quick struts.

Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784310 06/11/18 08:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,700
W
WobblyElvis Offline
Offline
W
Joined: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,700
I put some bargain basement struts on a car once. Never again!

Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784316 06/11/18 08:44 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
D
dblshock Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
Thx, see Gabriel sells them seperate $100..

Gabriel


05 Lexus GX470 167k
640:1 TCW-3
5/30 10/30 5/40 15/40
Michelin Latitude

06 4Runner SR5 150k
640:1 TCW-3
Citgo 10/30 conv XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784317 06/11/18 08:47 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,503
S
spasm3 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,503
I generally change struts myself rather than the quick struts. But rock auto has sachs quickstruts for $117. Kyb for $100.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/buick,2003,century,3.1l+v6,1410321,suspension,strut+/+coil+spring+/+mount+assembly,15174

Last edited by spasm3; 06/11/18 08:47 PM.

13 elantra 78k 5w30 synpwr
03 chevy avalanche 83k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 12300 miles m1 0w30
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784320 06/11/18 08:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,614
J
Jimzz Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,614
Be careful of the gaberials. They are also cheap Chinese ones now.

Just got a set for a lexus and they are the same black chinese ones you see cheap on eBay in a Gaberial box.

The Monroes are still ok. Just don;t get their economy line.


yup
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784321 06/11/18 08:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,208
I
Imp4 Offline
Offline
I
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 1,208
You get what you pay for.
Why not get the KYBs from RA for $100 each and do this right?


2001 Mitsubishi Galant 2.4 - 165k+
Grandma's creampuff...
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784328 06/11/18 08:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,151
L
Leo99 Offline
Offline
L
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,151
I had to send quick struts back 3 times to Rock Auto until I finally received ones that were not defective. Even then, the rear ones squeaked if the temperature dipped below 40F.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 392,000 miles
2015 Camry 90,000 miles
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784330 06/11/18 09:01 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,410
Marco620 Offline
Offline
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,410
Bilstein


15' Civic 1.8 i-vtec 273,000 mi Redline 0w20, BP CVT Fluid,Redline Si-1
Doberman Whisperer!
Redline Oil,Honda,Doberman,CZ & SONY Aficionado

Re: Quick Struts... [Re: Marco620] #4784336 06/11/18 09:05 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,503
S
spasm3 Offline
Offline
S
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 10,503
Originally Posted By: Marco620
Bilstein



What? For an 03 buick century? I'd love to see a link for them!!


13 elantra 78k 5w30 synpwr
03 chevy avalanche 83k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 12300 miles m1 0w30
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784342 06/11/18 09:07 PM
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 22,581
T
Trav Offline
Offline
T
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 22,581
Scrap metal, KTB would be the ones I would use for this car. You will need an alignment, the car will sit higher than before because the springs are generic and stiffer than OE but that is applicable to all of these types of strut units.

No, it wont settle to OE right height but will not be too much higher and is livable. The unit is a Excel-g and decent.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784348 06/11/18 09:12 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
D
dblshock Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
the car is rusty but the drive line was maintained 94k so didn't want to spend..needs a Master cylinder too...see Doorman for $60?


05 Lexus GX470 167k
640:1 TCW-3
5/30 10/30 5/40 15/40
Michelin Latitude

06 4Runner SR5 150k
640:1 TCW-3
Citgo 10/30 conv XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784349 06/11/18 09:14 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
D
dblshock Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
rocker panels are almost gone on the car..we're in salt country- U.P. MI. otherwise a nice car


05 Lexus GX470 167k
640:1 TCW-3
5/30 10/30 5/40 15/40
Michelin Latitude

06 4Runner SR5 150k
640:1 TCW-3
Citgo 10/30 conv XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784356 06/11/18 09:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
D
dblshock Offline OP
OP Offline
D
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,312
so I'll need both R/L front KYB quick struts?


05 Lexus GX470 167k
640:1 TCW-3
5/30 10/30 5/40 15/40
Michelin Latitude

06 4Runner SR5 150k
640:1 TCW-3
Citgo 10/30 conv XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784359 06/11/18 09:22 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,858
S
slacktide_bitog Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 8,858
Originally Posted By: Leo99
I had to send quick struts back 3 times to Rock Auto until I finally received ones that were not defective. Even then, the rear ones squeaked if the temperature dipped below 40F.


What kind were they? smile

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

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