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Old 21 Aug 2005, 05:35 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Any benefit to replacing struts on a 1995 I4 LE? Never been done, but no
obvious leakage or other symptoms. I would be seeking stiffer, firmer
steering and cornering. Also, do you replace the whole mount or just the
bearing/bushing? Any brand experiences? I see KYB on the parts sites,
which indicates OEM. Thanks.

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Old 21 Aug 2005, 09:04 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 17:35:17 -0400, camry-keeper wrote:

> Any benefit to replacing struts on a 1995 I4 LE? Never been done, but no
> obvious leakage or other symptoms. I would be seeking stiffer, firmer
> steering and cornering. Also, do you replace the whole mount or just the
> bearing/bushing? Any brand experiences? I see KYB on the parts sites,
> which indicates OEM. Thanks.



KYB and uh, nutz, begins with an A, were OEM suppliers. I like the KYB's
but they can be stiff.

You say 1995; how many miles? And if they are the ORIGINAL struts, I would
definitely replace them! It will feel like driving a new car!
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 09:28 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Tokico are the OEM shocks in the US. You'll get better handling/safer
handling by replacing them. Usually the ruubber dust boot.mounting isulator
need to be replaced at same time @ about $35 each.

"camry-keeper" <pwichert@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Any benefit to replacing struts on a 1995 I4 LE? Never been done, but no
> obvious leakage or other symptoms. I would be seeking stiffer, firmer
> steering and cornering. Also, do you replace the whole mount or just the
> bearing/bushing? Any brand experiences? I see KYB on the parts sites,
> which indicates OEM. Thanks.
>



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Old 22 Aug 2005, 03:20 am   #4 (permalink)
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Replace the entire assembly. Check the Monroe Quick Strut with mount
and coil spring and other new parts that came as an assembly.

Some say Monroes are on the soft side. But for everyday driving you may
not need Bilstein or equivalent. KYB I heard some called "Keep Your
Bilsteins".

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Old 23 Aug 2005, 07:01 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info all -- at 155,000 and plans to keep the car, I'm
looking to refresh the ride. Interior and most of the exterior are
excellent...now if I could only find the source of that oil leak -- looks
like head gasket area on the left/rear of engine.

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