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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 10:27 AM
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Thanks for the info,
I am still learning (in fact, I am in the early stages of learning) about all of this.
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Thanks for the info,
I am still learning (in fact, I am in the early stages of learning) about all of this.
and don't blame me if you have it blame on BUSH..

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Well here is a side by side comparison of stock struts vs bilstein sports.

Truthfully, if i just took a towel and some water to my used struts, they could look brand new. There was no rust and the OEM stickers were still on there.
Keep in mind they had over 130k on them.
I'd say just spend an extra 50 dollars and buy a set new from tire rack.
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Great point, that was what I was wondering about. Is there now way to test the life of the shocks?
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If you have them, you press them down until they are fully compressed.
They should come up slowly and when pushing them down, they should take a lot of effort.
Blown shocks won't have any resistance when pushing them down and sometimes they don't even come back up. The more effort, the more life they have in them.
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If you have them, you press them down until they are fully compressed.
They should come up slowly and when pushing them down, they should take a lot of effort.
Blown shocks won't have any resistance when pushing them down and sometimes they don't even come back up. The more effort, the more life they have in them.
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