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KYB struts gone after 135k

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    plu Well-Known Member

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    KYB struts gone after 135k

    Yo,

    My KYB struts are both bad in the rear after 5 years/135k miles on it. Short story is that I took my car in for new tires and the mechanic said both rear struts have too much freeplay therefore I get wheelhop. I already noticed how my old tires have the bald patterns and cupping from the alignment being off every couple of months.

    I want to try Bilstein struts now. Anyone know where I can get some?

    Okay. Struts are $480 at Autozone without tax and shipping vs. $376+free shipping at
    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_veh4.asp?Model_Index=4Q61&Manf=Bilstein&SubChar=Q

    I am tempted to order these but I dunno how good of a feedback Eshocks.com is.....
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    nyrican52884 Active Member

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    135k miles is alot for struts. Are you lowered? I have Tein S-techs, but I have been trying to decide between KYB and Tokico. I figured the KYBs would go bad quicker because they are not a "performance' strut, but I have heard that the Tokico blues can have a rough ride.
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    I would go with Bilsteins as well. With the right springs to go with them, they can beat out expensive full coilover sets.
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    JspeXAE102 Active Member

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    no they wont.
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    DrunkSaru Unsuspecting Poo Flinger

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    Go Tokico. Its BLUE... it looks Cool.:D
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    DrunkSaru Unsuspecting Poo Flinger

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    oh yeah and it lowers it like an inch too. not too much, but good enough.. again.. it looks COOOL because its BLUE
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    tokico's are good......had them on my rolla. but now i have kyb agx on my eclipse....and they are pretty sweet. u can put the settings however u want it to be.
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    I had eibach springs with the KYBs. I'm leaning toward Bilsteins because it's my daily driver and not a performance machine. Okay, I'll order these probably the end of today and gonna install these before the summers get too hot here.
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    cgreen38 Common sense, p

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    I've got H&R springs and Tokico Blues on my car. Not a rough ride at all. And BOTH my springs AND my shocks are BLUE. :D
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    plu Well-Known Member

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    DAMN!!! Now i have to wait....
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    DrunkSaru Unsuspecting Poo Flinger

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    that sucks..
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    Mayur Biggest trd whore in the whole wide world

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    Dont the tockicos for our cars blow out prematurely? Im gonna be getting some kybs because there have been many people that have had problems with tockicos.
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    dunno about the tokico, but I think my rear KYBs didn't have the proper dampening needed for the Eibach springs because they both blow out around the same time. The fronts seem fine. They last over 100k so I can't say anything bad. I think the KYBs have lifetime warrenty too, but I'm looking to see the difference in the Bilstein so I don't care about the warranty.
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    DeebsTundra Big Tires :)

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    As alot of my posts here start...

    This may be the truck owner in me, but 135k on a set of struts is pretty outstanding. My stock ones (Tokico I think) were done-done-done at 80k. But I couldn't get them swapped out until I used the Bilstein around 100k.
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    80k is the expected life span for passenger vehicles as well.

    my tokicos never blew when I had them and as far as I know they're still running stong on my buddies car.. I consider them a better setup than KYB GR-2 as KYB are a factory equivalent replacement used by many suspension shops.
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    DrunkSaru Unsuspecting Poo Flinger

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    i totaled my car before I could find out the life to my tokico's ... but they were cool because they were blue.
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    I bought my Tokico blues from toyhookup@yahoo.com on eBay - I did have one go bad early, but apparently they have a lifetime warranty. He sent me a new one, I returned the old one and was credited for it (minus shipping). :)
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    oh yea, i brought mines from the same guy, great deal!
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    yeah, most people I know have cars that go over 150k without worn out struts.
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    JspeXAE102 Active Member

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    they're worn, just not to the point of being blown.
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    me too
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    I think my struts have gone bad too. I had my professional mechanic friend tell me that. Except it's not the rear struts. I guess this is a good excuse to get a completely new suspension. :D
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    hmmm a completely new set of struts is not cheap...glad i only have about 39k on my current kyb's :)
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    r u getting ksports?
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    i also vote for tokico
    im on stock shocks right now, but im planning to change them all at once when i get rims
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    i don't think u can go wrong with either tociko's or kyb's...
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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    We'll see. I'm looking a for a good deal on any full coilover suspension. Anyone know of any?
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    I can get u Tein Flex for about 1600, Cusco Zero 2 for 1800, Toda Fightex for 2600
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