freakinbox said:well shocks stop your car from bouncing over and over again, so if you push down on the car and is bounces a bunch replace them. think the rule is 3 bounces?
DarkNinja75 said:A local repair shop around here made a good point as to why you need to replace them. Braking with bad shocks would cause your car to dip at the nose, which would shift weight from the center towards the front of the car. This would make your rear tires have less traction and thus less stopping power.
You're right about the leak part! Unfortunately, most people don't find a blown shock unless they're looking at something else, or happen tofind a puddle behind a wheel. A very neglected part indeed.freakinbox said:if they clunk or leak you waited to long to replace them
I still think the rule is 3 bounces for a safety, which is fine for normal driving. if your going to try to push the car hard with cornering you'll want better than that
If you knew how damned stiff my Gabriels are you would not want any stiffer Struts... I think they hve been on a couple years now and they are still extremely stiff... They are big and beefy...nodrogkam said:A good oem replacement will be KYB GR-2
If you want stiffer feel get Tokico.
My still fresh Tokicos are not that bad.retiredat44 said:If you knew how damned stiff my Gabriels are you would not want any stiffer Struts... I think they hve been on a couple years now and they are still extremely stiff... They are big and beefy...
when I took off the old ones, I could push and pull them with 2 fingers the full length in and out for an hour...
The New Struts are so damned stiff I can push on the bumper with my whole body weight on one foot and barely move the car down 2 inches..