I would make sure the center nut on the strut mount is snug. If "creaking" noise persists, I would re-check orientation of bearing plate/upper coil spring seat and strut mount.mine sounds more like creaking like an old car
I wouldn't mind Sachs (owned by ZF) supplying OEM struts. 2013+ Honda Accords and 2013+ Nissan Maximas have OE Sachs struts. I recently put in Sachs Super Touring struts on a '00 Avalon and the ride is neither too firm nor too soft. I believe the factory struts were supplied by Sachs but I did not see the branding on the label (just a OE part #).Someone mentioned Monroe struts which has had somewhat bad reviews but glad to hear the stockers are KYB
Subjective. Monroe OESpectrum is supposed to be similarly valved as OEM struts.heard KYB struts are better than Monroe
Heard that the Monroe brand has come a long way. Time will tell if Tennoco (the parent company) will cut corners since they acquired Federal-Mogul (which owns brands such as Anco, Beck/Arnley, Champion, Fel-Pro, Ferodo, Moog, Wagner). Side note: what's up with all these mergers in the past decade?
Is Garbriel still a no-go for most coupes/sedans/mini-vans/CUVs, except for SUV & truck applications?