PDA

View Full Version : New Struts!



87Cutlass Ciera
06-22-2008, 08:18 PM
Horayyy for new Struts!!
I bought new struts for the Cutlass C on Thursday, and we put them on that night. The driver's side strut was completely shot. I could push it down with a finger and I had to pull it back up. Friday I got to drive the car. Beisdes being a little out of line, the car rides much better! I can now go around bumpy corners without the fear of shimmying off the road, and I don't have to worry about hitting a bump and still feeling it 1km later! So thank god for new struts! Oh and for a price. They were a little more than $75ea.
I'd post pictures, but you all know what struts look like.
CRC

Techfizzle
06-22-2008, 08:55 PM
75 dollars for one strut? Sears has em for 14.99

CieraSL92
06-22-2008, 09:02 PM
Sears has SHOCKS for 14.99.

And $15 shocks blow. Cheaper always makes a difference in auto parts. Case in point:Valucraft brake pads from AZ.

You do know struts and shocks are different parts right? They serve the same purpose, but there different.

Edit: Not trying to be an ass, but..

Techfizzle
06-22-2008, 11:27 PM
struts are shocks with springs, They used to be 14.99 but everything used to be 14.99! but for $125 for the set, they must be some good struts

The Mad Hatter
06-23-2008, 01:24 AM
WHOA! $75 per strut? I hope they are really good ones. I've got some KYB GR2's here at the house i picked up for $53 a piece. Did you get the "quick struts" with the spring on them?

Tuddi
06-23-2008, 01:44 AM
struts are shocks with springs, They used to be 14.99 but everything used to be 14.99!

When your dad was your age? Absolutely possible.

85 Holiday
06-23-2008, 02:06 AM
Hello......... Look at his location anyone????? Guess not

87Cutlass Ciera
06-23-2008, 02:45 AM
Haha, thanks Holiday.
And it was just the strut, I had to compress my springs and put them on the strut. And $73 was the cheapest I could find. They came from NAPA. Shocks are about $30 less than struts. But I have no need for shocks yet.

dcjredline
06-23-2008, 08:21 PM
"The cheapest priced part doesnt always end up being the cheapest option" is what I have always said.

Jr's3800
06-23-2008, 10:40 PM
For the Price paid, Those front struts sound like Monroe Matic Plus, or Monroe Sensatrack Struts..

The rear shocks for these cars should be reasonable, but the Struts will cost a little..

I actually got Struts for the Van on Closeout( usually $50Ea, I got them for $20 Ea )

skalor
06-24-2008, 06:42 PM
I got KYB GR-2 struts for the rear of a Fiero for $44 a piece from SummitRacing.com. Actually, they price matched TireRack.com but I think they were on sale at the time.

Slacker
07-03-2008, 06:45 PM
Sears has SHOCKS for 14.99.

And $15 shocks blow. Cheaper always makes a difference in auto parts. Case in point:Valucraft brake pads from AZ.


lol. I threw those on my car last year b/c I was low on cash. They're still working (No squeak) but I'm sure I'll be replacing them soon. :lol: