5th & 6th Generation (2002-2006 & 2007-2011)Toyota Camry Discussion for years: 2002-2006 & 2007-2011
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Strut Recommendation for softest ride for 02 Camry
My sienna died after 240K so I now have an 02 Camry V6 with 146K on it and I believe the struts are original?? They look pretty rusty. I have arthritis in my back and want to get the Camry to ride as smooth/soft as possible. I replaced the Goodyear tires with Michelin defenders and that helped a lot with road noise and small stuff. I'm thinking the next place to look is the struts, but the car doesn't bounce over bumps. In fact, it's actually rather stiff. Handles well on curves -- almost like it has performance struts? I've read the struts can be worn out even if the car isn't bouncy. There has to be something I can do because my wife's 03 Prius rides a smoother than the Camry, and my 99 Sienna was smoother yet. One suspension guy told me that Monroe sensa tracs should give it a softer ride. But will these be softer than OEM? I don't care about handling. I want the car to soak up the pot holes so I don't feel all the bumps going up my back. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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