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Old 01-16-2013, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Dheilman View Post
What brand of struts are these?
They are Sensen bought here as a set of four.

APX sent a replacement left strut, and I immediately looked at it on the bench and then hung it by the top mount on the steering arm without even releasing the rod. The replacement left strut had the same misfit. The upper and lower mounts on the strut are slightly rotated with respect to each other.

APX is taking back the two bad left struts plus the good right strut, so I can go about putting in two matching front struts. They issued a refund for two struts and a shipping label for three struts.

I think I will have springs put back in my original Sachs struts and mount them, because at 33,000 miles, they feel OK off the car. And they should be OK with the Sensen shocks in the rear.

Edit: Pushed and pulled an old Sachs and a new Sensen, and the Sachs is too easy in comparison. Will look for Monroe struts locally.

Edit: No Monroes locally, found KYBs at $160 each. Compare that to the $38 each I paid for the Sensens.

Last edited by vintage42; 01-17-2013 at 11:01 AM.
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