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new struts worth it?

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    Re: new struts worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    A big part of that is the run-flat tires they spec for their cars. It's not neccarisly that it's supposed to be 'sporty', it's just a consequence of ultra-stiff sidewalls. But I have no doubt their marketing department points out it happens to enhances steering response and 'road feel'.

    The tires on the car now aren't runflats, are they?
    No - neither were the OEMs (though they were low profile).

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    Re: new struts worth it?

    Strut tower mounts.


    That thick piece of rubber sandwiched by metal plates with studs. One side bolts to the car, the other side bolts to the strut assembly.

    Helps to quell vibrations in the car. If those go, you'll have metal on metal transmitting every tiny hit through the suspension into the cab.


    It's a guess.

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    Re: new struts worth it?

    Harsh ride is usually something that's over damped and/ or over sprung.

    In the case of worn out components resulting in a harsh ride, check for collapsed spring(s), broken spring seat(s), collapsed strut mount

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