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Old 10-11-2004, 02:24 AM   #1
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my car is really feeling like a grandma BOAT lately. i have been driving with perform ride on, but going over any type of dip or big hump, it seems like its almost bottoming out. i am thinking to blame the front struts. how can i check this?
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1.Stand in the driveway.
2.Walk over by the car.
3.Notice what a nice day it is.
4.Push down on the front of the car in the center, get it bouncing.
5.Stop pushing so hard,You're going to dent your hood.
6.Really get it bouncing.
7.Hurry up you wuss.
Nevermind, Quit pushing on it and count how many times it bounces.
>2==Bad Strut

It'* very technical
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Wait, what was the first step again?
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yeah i did that....i did notice how nice it was outside too..thanks

but they were so stiff i could barely get em bouncing, and once i did, they stopped almost instantly....it still drives really floaty...
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When you take a speed bump at.. 10mph. How many times does the car bounce?


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When you take a speed bump at.. 10mph. How many times does the car bounce?


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*needs to find speed bump*
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add to that if the car moves from side to side.. make sure you take it straight, otherwise this test won't work properly.


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Take a speed bump at 100 mph, if the stuts blow through the tower, then you know you need struts, if they don't continue on with your day.
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That test doesn't work. I took a speed bump at 50, and my struts all suck.. and I could barely feel the bump.. but the 90 degree turn I had to make afterwards.. I made at 45, and the car was just rolling around like a pig in mud.


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Take a speed bump at 100 mph, if the stuts blow through the tower, then you know you need struts, if they don't continue on with your day.


thats what those rubber covers are for.
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