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Old 11-10-2006, 08:53 PM
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I need to replace front struts; the front left is leaking fluid. Any recommendations for type and where to buy?

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Old 11-11-2006, 09:15 AM
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Follow up to last post. The lower ball joint rubber boot is torn. With 130,000 miles should I just rebuild the whole front end if I am going in here? Also the viscous coupler is leaking, pretty good, Comments please.
 
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Old 11-11-2006, 02:26 PM
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If you can afford it replace both lower control arms if the bushings are bad.The struts,Don't forget the spring seats to,
Sway bar links, Balljoints.

Not sure about the viscous coupler.
 
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Old 11-12-2006, 11:57 PM
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Anyone offer suggestion on type of strut? Koni, KYB, Blis..
 
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:16 AM
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From what I have heard and seen the Bilsteen are the best.
 
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Default RE: 1999 80T6 Struts

yeah i have blisteen and they are great
 
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:15 PM
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Tranny fluid from viscous coupler. I just need to replace the mechanical seal on the drive shaft.

Struts, Have looked into in, why are KYB soo cheap? Are they any good or just stay with the proven Bilsteins?

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Old 11-14-2006, 08:49 PM
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KYB is usually a rougher ride from what I hear good for Solid lowered cars.
 
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My last struts were KYB, they felt a little too stiff IMHO.
 
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