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Old 03-16-2016, 02:07 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Struts and Shocks

I am in NJ near Jersey City, looking to replace Struts and Shocks, front and back in my 07 Maxima. Any one around this area who can do the job? I am looking for quality service with better price and refuse to be replace by dealers.

I still have to buy the items, through one of the post the recommendation is to buy KYB, as it is OEM part. Any recommendation ?

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Are you sure the original struts were KYBs? I thought they might have been Monroe
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:39 AM   Thread Starter #3
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Yes, see this thread

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Default Re: Struts and Shocks

Run kyb, they are good. If you have tools and a jack, you could install the rear shocks yourself and if you buy quick struts for the front, install them yourself too with ease.
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Default Re: Struts and Shocks

Originally Posted by Zillafreak View Post
Run kyb, they are good. If you have tools and a jack, you could install the rear shocks yourself and if you buy quick struts for the front, install them yourself too with ease.
Do spring goes bad?
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They can, but very rare. Normally they will break.

Reason for quick struts is you don't need to swap old springs to new shocks. Makes install quicker and easier.
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Default Re: Struts and Shocks

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They can, but very rare. Normally they will break.

Reason for quick struts is you don't need to swap old springs to new shocks. Makes install quicker and easier.
I personally have installed the Monroe quick struts , and is impressed
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I don't have much knowledge about struts, so thought KYB being OEM will be good. But i think I need more research now
I had Monroe in my Altima and I liked it.


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Thanks for letting me know. When it comes time to replace them again, I'll try them. For now, my Monroes are fine.
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Looks like I gotta use local shops, no one is here looking for business


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Looks like I gotta use local shops, no one is here looking for business


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That's too far brother, otherwise I would have bring car to you


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Default Re: Struts and Shocks

It's very easy, not hard at all, with the correct tools. Youtube is your best friend
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It's very not hard at all, youtube is your best friend

Yes, looks like easy job, all I need is complete strude. I was thinking to reuse the spring as it is still in good condition and it will save couple of hundred dollars.
Do I need wheel alignment after suspension change?


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Yes, looks like easy job, all I need is complete strude. I was thinking to reuse the spring as it is still in good condition and it will save couple of hundred dollars.
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Yes, I would use the old springs. I'm debating right now on whether to take my Tein springs off and put my stocks back on. I've had nothing but trouble with the Tein setup, it looks great in all but it takes alot of beating to the suspension. I would get and alignment, I always get one when I'm doing anything to the suspension save your tires.
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I have to see if i have all the tools and will start the job myself.

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Yes, I would use the old springs. I'm debating right now on whether to take my Tein springs off and put my stocks back on. I've had nothing but trouble with the Tein setup, it looks great in all but it takes alot of beating to the suspension. I would get and alignment, I always get one when I'm doing anything to the suspension save your tires.
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It's not that hard of a job. Make sure you jack up the car securely and get busy!
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It's not that hard of a job. Make sure you jack up the car securely and get busy!

Thanks ! Can I use WD40 to loose nuts, or it is not safe around brake lines? I am thinking to loan torque wrench from autozone, rest I have it.


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wd40 sucks, use PB blaster for rusted bolts.
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Off topic thread hijack


I installed my Kyb quick struts up front and kyb rear struts two weeks ago and now the front of the car is raised at least an extra inch or so. I know the springs need to settle but its been 2 weeks and its still sitting like a boat. Has anyone else been through this before, do the top mount bolts need to be retorqued under load or something(i didnt use a torque wrench)? Does it need more time?The ride is great but its just too high.
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WD40 is probably okay, check out the Chrisfix video on YouTube...he compares penetrating fluid then shows you how to make your own.


Trilla, can you take a side pic of your car snd post it?
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Looks more pronounced in the picture since im squatting damn! I should add that the rear springs were not replaced. Just the struts.
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Did you use the old front spring, or that is new too?
I haven't change the struts yet but even in my car front is little more raised than rear part. I will post pic where you can see opening between front tire and fender is more than rear tire.


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Looks more pronounced in the picture since im squatting damn! I should add that the rear springs were not replaced. Just the struts.
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Did you use the old front spring, or that is new too?
I haven't change the struts yet but even in my car front is little more raised than rear part. I will post pic where you can see opening between front tire and fender is more than rear tire.
Thats how mine was too. Front always had a little more gap than the rear but the car still looked level. The whole front is new and KYB added an extra coil for better performance i suppose. Seems unlikely that it will drop any lower than this. This is a before pic

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Yes looks like extra coil makes it little high.
How it is driving, Is it comfortable or very stiff? I am thinking to buy KYB and keep the stock spring. In NJ/NY roads are worst, too many potholes and holes bigger than couple of inches, so i definitely need comfortable ride.


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