NightRider wrote:How did you find out that you had a blown front strut? What made you notice it?
Clunk, clunk, rattle, rattle, clunk, clunk!
I tried thee ol' "bouncing-my-fat-ass-on-the-quarterpanel" trick but the car refused to bounce. Hell, even driving on the freeway there's no shimmy or noise. I'm guessing the stiffer Sport springs keep it from floating and bouncing like a Cadillac but taking a hard corner (whoa boyyyyy!) the 'Lara isn't as sure-footed. And flooring it over potholes and railroad tracks you definitely hear and feel the lack of suspension, but still no excessive bouncing is experienced.
I inspected my strut mount and upper assembly which seem
A-ok, so hopefully it'll just cost me struts. Assembly and mounts aren't terribly expensive hardware it's just I hate making multiple trips to the parts store and each time thinking I got everything. We've all been there!
By the way, need I remind everyone that these are the stock struts!
ONE-HUNDRED SIX THOUSAND miles is a hellluva life for front struts....especially on Ohio roads. KYB FTW!