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It is 95% done. All I lack is a another new tie-rod end to replace the one I stripped the threads on.
But, when I had them side-by-side I did not notice any differences in height or mounting hole locations. My best guess is the difference is in the spring compression rate. Although I would have thought the Special would have a stiffer spring, not a softer one.
It could be done by shortening the spring or a combination of that with a different spring rate. But it's only speculation to say how they did it. WIth the difference only being 1/2" or so, it's doubtful the difference would have jumped out at you just looking at them side by side without actually measuring.
 

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Unity Manufacturing Info

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About Us
Unity Manufacturing Co.
1260 N. Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
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Phone: 312-943-5200
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Hours of operation: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST; Mon - Fri.
Unity has been an innovative manufacturer of automotive, truck and emergency vehicle lighting products since 1918. The company was founded on the south side of Chicago and evolved into single, private ownership under Henry Rue Gross in 1923.
In the mid-1920’s, Unity started production of its line of post-mount spotlights. The company expanded into the manufacture of automotive and heavy-duty truck road lights in the 1930’s. Shortly after moving to its current 160,000 sq. ft. facility in 1960, Unity was able to expand into the manufacture of emergency lighting products for police, fire, and other emergency vehicles.

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Today, Unity is the world’s largest manufacturer of post-mount spotlights. The company is also a major OE supplier of both auxiliary and emergency lighting products. Its product range includes post-mount spotlights, roof-mount spotlights, fog lights, driving lights, off-road lights, work lights, hand-held spotlights, deck lights, 360 degree warning lights and custom wire harnesses.

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Judging by that last post it looks like Unity manufacture automotive Lighting products only! When did they get in the suspension business?
 

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El Crapo Struts!
 

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The first major negative you visually see with Quick struts is that
the springs are only close / aproximate rating compared to oem.
Usually they go to the high side to be safe and then you have to
deal with a much higher ride height.

You get what you pay for. Yes , save the old stock struts as you'll
probably need em.
 

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Hmmmm obviously the ongoing review is no longer going. So I will take that as these struts are crap................
 

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Generally speaking, most people have luck with KYB, but even then can be a crapshoot with the mounts. The best method (which has seen the most success) is reusing the mounts on OEM struts, repacking bearings with grease (or...buy them new, your choice), and putting them on your quickstrut of choice.

I've had KYBs on my 2000 since 2014 with reasonable success. They're getting a little noisy anymore but I think it may just be the fact that they've aged.
 

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If the rubber in the OEM mount ever de-bonds (and that does happen) it makes an annoying sound at every up-down movement from imperfections in the road. If you get that sound and it's not sway bar bushings or end links (which is a more solid and louder "clunk" sound), and you can find OEM mount-bearings at a good price (ebay NOS), you'd need to replace the mount-bearing too.
 
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