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post #166 of 171 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 07:01 AM
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Yes , realistically its the product distributors fault.

They give the specs of the product to the manufacturer , either here or china.

So I'm just throwing out a random example if an oem strut mount is built out of
.040 steel , there's NO law that says the aftermarket one can't be made of .028
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post #167 of 171 (permalink) Old 12-20-2015, 05:40 PM
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My 2 cents. I installed Quick Struts in March 2014. They didn't last long. The past 3 months, front had odd sounds mostly when turning. It was the strut mounts. Since QuickStruts were lifetime warranty, I had an alignment shop remove and replace with new ones. After they were installed, I noticed the new ones don't look the same as the "old" ones (which had a plastic cap on top where the top bolts are). The new ones seemed to be all metal and painted black. I wonder if they redesigned the strut mounts. I'll post again when i have to replace this set.
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Over one year since the last post. Can anyone confirm any change in manufacture quality in aftermarket suspension parts?

It seems I have 3 options;
1. 100% replacement with Mopar parts... almost as much money as I gave for the car...
2. Buy quick struts, take them apart, mate them with my mounts, new mopar bearings, become religious
3. Go to the scrap yard, find a compatible model that hasn't been in a wreck, nor appears to have had crapmarket suspension installed, become religious -- just in case.
Edit: 4th option: Stay calm, and carry on. Nothings broken. Ride quality is crap, shocks are shot all around. Get rid of vehicle in 10-12 months.... become religious.

Seems religion is on my horizon.... or a larger life insurance policy.
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Over one year since the last post. Can anyone confirm any change in manufacture quality in aftermarket suspension parts?

It seems I have 3 options;
1. 100% replacement with Mopar parts... almost as much money as I gave for the car...
2. Buy quick struts, take them apart, mate them with my mounts, new mopar bearings, become religious
3. Go to the scrap yard, find a compatible model that hasn't been in a wreck, nor appears to have had crapmarket suspension installed, become religious -- just in case.
Edit: 4th option: Stay calm, and carry on. Nothings broken. Ride quality is crap, shocks are shot all around. Get rid of vehicle in 10-12 months.... become religious.

Seems religion is on my horizon.... or a larger life insurance policy.
I have Gabriels on the car now, havent had a single issue with them. Didnt change a thing, just put them on. Just the strut cartridge only though. I got new Moog rear mounts and used my Mopar front mounts and Mopar springs. The only good reusable pieces on the Raybestos struts were the rubber spring isolators. Also for the rear, I used springs from a set of damaged low mile mopar struts I had laying around to get the raybestos ones off of the rear.

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If only the aftermarket manufactures could make a quick strut that didn't have to be disassembled to replace with OEM or Moog parts. I must have returned like 3 sets of those Monroe Quick struts. Finally with OEM mounts and bearings they lasted.

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If only the aftermarket manufactures could make a quick strut that didn't have to be disassembled to replace with OEM or Moog parts. I must have returned like 3 sets of those Monroe Quick struts. Finally with OEM mounts and bearings they lasted.
I thought that monroe figured it out finally and fixed the top mounts to left and right instead of both one side? I read that somewhere. I put the blue ecomatic on my Concorde in Dec or so, they started to clunk, mainly the drivers side in mid Feb, I tightened them both up, mainly the drivers side, got a good 2 turns or so till it got snug, been fine since. I think the problem now is they don't torque them right. I talked to an old Chrysler tech at my work and he said he hits them with the impact every set he installs, even on his caravan his quick struts clunked after a month or 2 and he hit them with the impact and they have been good for a couple years now

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