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Old 03-15-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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It'* looking like I'm going to be needing front struts. Any particullar brand you guys recommend or perhaps a brand to avoid?
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It'* looking like I'm going to be needing front struts. Any particullar brand you guys recommend or perhaps a brand to avoid?
I put Monroe Sensatracs on all 4 corners of my 98 LeSabre. They were (lots) tighter than the original struts and have lastest 70K still going strong.
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I vote for KYB Shocks/Struts. I installed them on all four corners of my former Buick LeSabre and now current Olds 88 and it improved the ride/handling quite a bit. Mind you, it still doesn't give you that rock solid ride/handling of a Porche, but it'* much easier on the Kidneys. Also, they seem to keep their strength/reliablility even after I installed them over 100,000 miles ago.
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Avoid Gabrielle... They suck

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Avoid Gabrielle... They suck
Now you tell me.... (had them installed 2 years ago on my 91)

I'm installing KYBs on my front... I've heard nothing but good things about them.
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Avoid Gabrielle... They suck
Now you tell me.... (had them installed 2 years ago on my 91)

I'm installing KYBs on my front... I've heard nothing but good things about them.
Mine Gaberielles never made 2 years beofore 2 of them completely failed... They were the best Gabrielle had... When I pulled them for the monroes... 2 of them were destroyed.. Gas charge was history, and the valving had failed...

I have nothing but good to say about the Monroes tho..

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I'm on my second set of KYB GR-2'* on my Olds and I couldn't be happier with them.
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I'm on my second set of KYB GR-2'* on my Olds and I couldn't be happier with them.
KYB'* are guaranteed(warranty) for the life of your car IF you still have/had the original receipt. I was just curious if you went that route when you replaced your struts on your Olds?
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That'* good to know. The first set had about 50k-55k miles on them and I decided to change them since I needed to replace the front springs because one cracked. So, the car got treated to 4 new KYB'*, new front springs, and new front strut mounts.

There were no leaks from the old struts, but they did have a bit less resistance when pushed in than the new ones.

I hope that I can still find the receipt from the current set just in case.
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I noticed that they don't list a set of rear struts for my year. :(

http://www.kyb.com/catalog/index.php...D=78&x=31&y=16
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