Originally Posted by jr's3800
Originally Posted by vital49
The struts on my 93 are wasted and I was thinking about just changing the rears to avoid the realignment. But if the realignment is required for the rears as well as the fronts, I'll probably just have all 4 done at a shop once I get an extra $750!
$750??? I had my 95 done in 2000 for $450.... But I hated the Gabrielle struts, They sucked...
I did my own struts( I should have replaced the strut mounts )... I went with monroe struts, the fronts were $55 each I think, and for the rear I adapted Air struts, these were also monres and they were $71 each, as well as the $5 line kit I needed for the rear struts.... I then had all 4 tires replaced and a 4 wheel alignment...
If you are going to replace your struts then I'll tell you that the Gabrielles actually took away a lot of the Handling characteristics that I likes about my bonneville... I drove it for almost 3.5 yeras absolutely hating the ride( too mushy ).... While removing my Gaberielle struts I found that 2 were shot beyond belief.... The monroes gave me back the better than factory ride, and I like being able to adjust the struts in the rear, help tone down some of that rear end float, makes the car feel stiffer...
Maybe its just me but $750 seems a bit spendy for new struts and an alignment...
If I didn't get the new tires, The items cost me,
4 wheel align...$52
So they are going to charge you $400+ to install...
That gives me a good basis. Thank you. I will continue to shop around, or even do the work myself. It doesn't look too hard, just time consuming. Thanks for the tips on Monroe vs. Gabrial too. Personally, I'm a big Monroe fan.