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#2313228 - 07/11/11 10:44 PM Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts?
daves87rs Offline


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I know Raybestos does a few things, but quick struts were never one of them.


A neighbor just got these raybestos quick struts put on her car. She said the price was not too bad either, as they gave her a choice between monroe or raybestos, and that she would just be paying for the name. I took a peek, and they look okay.

Just for kicks, I hopped on rockauto, and sure enough-they had them for my car. They were also about 30 bucks cheaper each too. Makes me think that their has to be a catch, like they are made in china for something..anyone ever try these, or even heard of them? Seems like everyone is making a quick strut now....
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#2313234 - 07/11/11 10:55 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: daves87rs]
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Raybestos is a name that is now used on a lot of parts made by the Dana corporation. Generally pretty good stuff....

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#2313244 - 07/11/11 11:03 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: TooManyWheels]
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As with most worldwide industrial products, Raybestos (under umbrella Affinia Group, Inc.) offers quality parts sourced from Asia, India, Europe, and North-South America. I would trust their products until otherwise indicated.

I did the same with my Ford product sourced from Mexico, a 2010 Fusion. Best vehicle I've owned of dozens of new cars/trucks over many, many decades.

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#2313289 - 07/11/11 11:50 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: daves87rs]
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raybestos is now dwelving into the shocks & struts as well.
generally they'll be good I'm sure.

(I'm still a fan of KYB however)
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#2313312 - 07/12/11 12:47 AM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: EricF]
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Originally Posted By: EricF
raybestos is now dwelving into the shocks & struts as well.
generally they'll be good I'm sure.

(I'm still a fan of KYB however)

Yes....check out KYB....a quality product... at a decent price.
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#2313338 - 07/12/11 02:15 AM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: daves87rs]
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Wow they show Raybestos, Leacree, and Pro brand complete strut assemblies now. They also have Monroe Economatic struts. That has changed in the last few months. I might try a couple of them on my daughters Taurus at some point.

Would be nice to know how the others compare to Monroe. Would be nice to also know what is different between Monroe Quikstrut and the Monroe Econo Matic strut?

I sent Monroe and E-mail. I think the difference between the Monroe struts might just be the warranty?


Edited by oilboy123 (07/12/11 02:30 AM)
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#2313362 - 07/12/11 06:18 AM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: oilboy123]
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Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: oilboy123

Would be nice to know how the others compare to Monroe. Would be nice to also know what is different between Monroe Quikstrut and the Monroe Econo Matic strut?

Monroe Economy struts typically last 30,000 miles, whereas the Sensa-trac struts (used in original quick struts) typically last more than 50,000 miles.

Anyway, I saw the statement that Raybestos struts come from many places. So do Monroe struts. I have seen them from the USA, Mexico, South Korea, South Africa, Australia, and I'm sure there are a few more places they are from.

I have only seen KYB products from Japan, however, I rarely ever see KYB products.
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#2313445 - 07/12/11 08:41 AM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: oilboy123]
daves87rs Offline


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Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: oilboy123
Wow they show Raybestos, Leacree, and Pro brand complete strut assemblies now. They also have Monroe Economatic struts. That has changed in the last few months. I might try a couple of them on my daughters Taurus at some point.

Would be nice to know how the others compare to Monroe. Would be nice to also know what is different between Monroe Quikstrut and the Monroe Econo Matic strut?

I sent Monroe and E-mail. I think the difference between the Monroe struts might just be the warranty?



Yeah, I noticed that they added a few too! Never heard of Pro either. Leacree is used by the budget shops around here..I know that they are made in china...but the shops say they work.

I was planning on sensa tracs myself, because the roads are so bad here in MI. After thinking about it, if the raybestos could last 3 or 4 years, I'd be happy...
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#2313949 - 07/12/11 05:33 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: Hallmark]
Hallmark Offline


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Originally Posted By: Hallmark
As with most worldwide industrial products, Raybestos (under umbrella Affinia Group, Inc.) offers quality parts sourced from Asia, India, Europe, and North-South America. I would trust their products until otherwise indicated.


Upon installing a NAPA oil filter today, I noticed the Affinia Group/Wix logo on the box.

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#2313962 - 07/12/11 05:52 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: Hallmark]
TooManyWheels Offline


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Loc: Houston, Tex
Originally Posted By: Hallmark

Upon installing a NAPA oil filter today, I noticed the Affinia Group/Wix logo on the box.


NAPA is a major outlet for DANA/Raybestos.

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#2314180 - 07/12/11 08:35 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: TooManyWheels]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
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Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: TooManyWheels
Originally Posted By: Hallmark

Upon installing a NAPA oil filter today, I noticed the Affinia Group/Wix logo on the box.


NAPA is a major outlet for DANA/Raybestos.




Makes me wonder how many Napa products are raybestos..
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#2314248 - 07/12/11 09:24 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: artificialist]
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I have only seen KYB products from Japan, however, I rarely ever see KYB products.[/quote]

Check (RockAuto.com) ......for KYB products.
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#2314735 - 07/13/11 11:14 AM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: daves87rs]
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Carquest struts are KYB also.

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#2315364 - 07/13/11 11:14 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: daves87rs]
Hallmark Offline


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Loc: Pacific Northwest
Originally Posted By: daves87rs
Makes me wonder how many Napa products are raybestos..


I suspect that many folks would be amazed to discover that there is a corporate connection between the Raybestos brand and Meow Mix cat food, but others would similarly be offended by the idea that the U.S. Government's interest in GM (from the bailout) may soon be sold to the Chinese (SAIC), thus giving China a controlling interest in General Motors.

It's a convoluted world that produces some GREAT products and some INFERIOR PRODUCTS...buyer be informed and buyer beware.

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#2315900 - 07/14/11 02:05 PM Re: Anybody ever heard of Raybestos struts? [Re: daves87rs]
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Loc: Everett, Washington
Fresh E-mail I just got from Monroe on the difference between the Monroe Quikstrut and the Monroe Econo Matic strut:

Thank you for contacting Tenneco Automotive. The Quick Strut is going to
utilize a Sensa Trac strut, giving you our most premium, smooth comfortable
ride. The Econo-Matic is going to utilize a Monroe Matic strut, which is
going to give you a more, firm, floaty ride similar to O.E.

Thank you for your interest in our products.

For further questions or assistance, please contact technical assistance at
734-384-7809 M - F 8:30am - 5:30pm EST.

Monroe Team Member,
Kandus
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