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Just got some new tires + alignment and discovered both of my front struts are "blown" @ 65K mi ( fluid leaking from the top of the tubes)


So I know I need new struts....but what other suspension wear items I should replace while everything's apart? springs, spring seats, end-links, ball joints, control arms, etc.

Front strut/spring assembly:
http://www.trademotion.com/par...gid=0

Front susp. comp:
http://www.trademotion.com/par...gid=0
http://www.trademotion.com/par...gid=0

Trying to make a parts list.
 

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Re: Blown struts...what else to replace? (rushin_max)

Upgrade the spring seats at least... get the XC90 or the iPD HD aftermarket seats.

Decent time to do the endlinks as well. Wehn I did my V70T5, I did the bearing plates as well, just so I knew when everything was replaced.
 

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Re: Blown struts...what else to replace? (rushin_max)

Everything will be apart, so if you have any urge to lower the car, do it then! You can get a set of Eibach springs for under $300 shipped.
 

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Re: Blown struts...what else to replace? (GiRaff3)

After replacing the strut plates and strut mounts and getting an alignment, does the car need to get a SUM calibration? Or is the SUM calibration only needed if the car was lowered?
 

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Re: Blown struts...what else to replace? (rushin_max)

Quote, originally posted by rushin_max »
Just got some new tires + alignment and discovered both of my front struts are "blown" @ 65K mi ( fluid leaking from the top of the tubes)


So I know I need new struts....but what other suspension wear items I should replace while everything's apart? springs, spring seats, end-links, ball joints, control arms, etc.

Front strut/spring assembly:
http://www.trademotion.com/par...gid=0

Front susp. comp:
http://www.trademotion.com/par...gid=0
http://www.trademotion.com/par...gid=0

Trying to make a parts list.


considering the cost of these struts...

Are we capable of re-packing the 4C struts?

Has anyone ever tried repacking at a autoparts shop?

Modified by Jersey R at 3:43 PM 3-23-2009
 

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Re: Blown struts...what else to replace? (Jersey R)

Quote, originally posted by Jersey R »


considering the cost of these struts...

Are we capable of re-packing the 4C struts?

AS anyone ever tried repacking at a autoparts shop?

There was a thread a while back on this exact topic. The last I read in the thread is it hadn't been done before but one individual was pursuing it.
 

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Re: Blown struts...what else to replace? (atacamaR)

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considering the cost of these struts...
Are we capable of re-packing the 4C struts?
AS anyone ever tried repacking at a autoparts shop?
Was wondering the same thing...currently doing more research. I know they're made by Monroe, maybe one of their kits would work w/ 4C shocks?

Quote, originally posted by atacamaR »

There was a thread a while back on this exact topic. The last I read in the thread is it hadn't been done before but one individual was pursuing it.

I think this is the thread u'r referring to...
http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=104554

so far my shopping list (per side):
Shock/spring assembly parts:
Strut(#1)_______________$500
Bracket(#2) ____________$1
TME Spring(#3 )____350/4=$90
bump stop(#4)__________$20
dust boot (#5) __________$10
washer back?(#6)________$4
IPD HD Spring seat (#7)___ $45
Febi bearing(from IPD) (#8) $90
insert (#9) _____________$7
washer (#10) ___________$5
nut(#11) _______________$2
cap (#12) ______________$1
Total:______________~$775 (per side)

Add in the...
IPD endlink______$60
Ball joint________$45
Tie rod(outer)____$80
Tie rod(inner)____$25
Control arm_____$85
Total______$295 (per side)
+ var. bushings/hardware

So with the steering components, total is slightly north of a 'G' per side.


Anything else I forgot? Would it be fair to say that the whole front end suspension/steering overhaul will cost ~ $2500 in parts alone?

I don't know if I should laugh, or cry
 
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