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Quick Struts... #4784295
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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

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Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784301
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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
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I put some bargain basement struts on a car once. Never again!

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Thx, see Gabriel sells them seperate $100..

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Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784317
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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

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Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784320
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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.


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You get what you pay for.
Why not get the KYBs from RA for $100 each and do this right?


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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.


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Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784330
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Re: Quick Struts... [Re: Marco620] #4784336
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Originally Posted By: Marco620
Bilstein



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


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Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784342
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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.


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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?


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Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784349
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rocker panels are almost gone on the car..we're in salt country- U.P. MI. otherwise a nice car


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640:1 TCW-3
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Michelin Latitude

06 4Runner SR5 150k
640:1 TCW-3
Citgo 10/30 conv XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
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so I'll need both R/L front KYB quick struts?


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640:1 TCW-3
5/30 10/30 5/40
Michelin Latitude

06 4Runner SR5 150k
640:1 TCW-3
Citgo 10/30 conv XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Quick Struts... [Re: dblshock] #4784359
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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

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