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PostSubject: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 2:48 am

So about a year and a half ago I was driving down Main St. when I hit a small patch of black ice and the car decided it wanted to bump uglies with one of the medians (The one in front of Wendy's to be precise). Well long story short after countless alignments and a few new upgraded parts the struts just couldn't handle it anymore. Matter of fact the dude at Expert Tire told me he wasn't sure how much longer the strut would hold up to our great Billings roads. So I broke down and purchased KYB struts all around. I figured 84k miles it's bound to be time to change them at least. So here we go:


As you can see the one on the left is obviously bent out of shape, both were so far beyond blown it wasn't a laughing matter.


These are the pretties I decided to put in place of my stockers. Essentially they are stock replacement but the stock suspension on these cars isn't all that bad for what I do with it.


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All in all it took about an hour to do the rears and an hour and a half to do the fronts. Not bad considering I was using a O'reilly strut spring compressor! Now off to get an alignment, finally the car might stop driving like it's drunk and swerving at the mercy of each tiny bump.
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PostSubject: Re: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 8:25 am

damage report Scotty Sad nice upgrade tho Wink
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PostSubject: Re: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 10:00 am

Damn dude. I bet it feels like a whole new car now lol. I was planning on going with KYB struts at first, but decided I need K-Sport coilovers Smile

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PostSubject: Re: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 12:13 pm

ZipDriveX wrote:
Damn dude. I bet it feels like a whole new car now lol. I was planning on going with KYB struts at first, but decided I need K-Sport coilovers Smile
if you need k-sport hit me up yo!
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PostSubject: Re: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 1:30 pm

Can you get a better price on them than eGay? $850 shipped and that's the cheapest I've found. (BTW they'd be coilovers for a 95-99 FWD Eclipse)

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PostSubject: Re: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 1:33 pm

maybe but thats a pretty good price you got :)snag up those guy fo sho!
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PostSubject: Re: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 3:55 pm

Yeah I wanted to go with a full coilover setup like JD did but I just don't have the $900 + for them right now so I had to deal with these which Im very happy with though... does feel like a new car going down the road.
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PostSubject: Re: This is why we don't argue with curbs.   May 12th 2010, 4:16 pm

You did exactly what I would have done in your situation Dan Laughing

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