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 Post subject: Strut oil sticky?.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:22 pm 
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So I have another geo and trying to find photos of the "fork oil strut repair" can't get any of the link pics to work. R they there? or missing or what? Sincerely worn out struts and shocks!


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 Post subject: Re: Strut oil sticky?.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:08 am 
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50 some views no answers bummer


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 Post subject: Re: Strut oil sticky?.
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:19 am 
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If the links are broken it's because they are very old posts and this site has been on several servers since it started.

If your struts are worn out then replace them, changing the oil is a bandaid on aging struts, not completely worn out ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Strut oil sticky?.
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in my personal opinion, i never cared for oil only struts anyway. get some good gas over replacement struts.

i like kyb gr2 struts. they're reasonably priced and are warranteed for up to a 1.4" drop on the suspension.

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 Post subject: Re: Strut oil sticky?.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:34 pm 
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...And I don't think any car designed in the past 15 years hasn't had pressurized single tube or twin-tube dampers, be they strut, coilover, or shock absorbers (if you know of a car that still has non-pressurized fluid, I'd be curious to know)... the gas pressure just makes the valve behavior so much more stable.

Believe it or not, the most important consideration for setting the gas pressure spec is avoiding noise... as cars get quieter, that becomes a customer complaint before damping force variation is a problem. On passenger cars anyway - on offroad & track use applications, that's obviously not the case.

At any rate, the KYB GR2's are a great option... has anyone noticed the different versions KYB sells through Rockauto? They list some European specific parts that aren't GR2s... is there a difference?


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 Post subject: Re: Strut oil sticky?.
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In this part of the world the monotube KYB Gr2's are called 'Excel G's. excellent value for money, as for noise then yes high pressure monotubes are quite noisey compared to low pressure twin tube like Koni.

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 Post subject: Re: Strut oil sticky?.
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Eventually, oil and gas make their way out of the strut, and you have a hatch or trunklid. Similarly, avoid anything that might scratch the strut rod.


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Leave it up to a bunch of teamswifter know-it-all's to answer everything but the question asked :lol:



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 Post subject: Re: Strut oil sticky?.
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at least you have recognized that i know it all. :lol:

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... and that you can't mind your own business.

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