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    Barney Rebel
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    Default Do I need new Shocks or Bushings or Whaat?

    97 Pontiac GA 3.1 V6 with 130k+ miles. The car rides nice, tight and smooth
    until I hit a square edged rut in the road then it hits with a bang in the
    front. This car is running Eibach coil springs and Gabriel Struts. Struts
    are about 30 or 40k miles old. I get no excessive bounce. The car will
    bottom out when hitting a deep bump which is expected with the eibach spring
    but I can't explain the bang I get when hitting those sharp square edge
    bumps. Do I need new struts, if so what brand is recommended?



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    bill
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    Default Re: Do I need new Shocks or Bushings or Whaat?

    I can't tell you for sure about the banging, but I can tell you this. I
    will never, ever put Gabriel (Carquest uses the same) struts on a car again.
    I had problems with my 94 Grand Prix after I replaced the struts. I even
    took them back and got my money back, only to get a set at Carquest, which
    I didn't know were the same make. The car rode like a truck and they were
    supposed to be the soft ride. I went and bought Monroe struts and it was
    like night and day. Live and learn.

    "Barney Rebel" <tyytt2@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:12c89q4pu6acr8e@corp.supernews.com...
    > 97 Pontiac GA 3.1 V6 with 130k+ miles. The car rides nice, tight and
    > smooth until I hit a square edged rut in the road then it hits with a bang
    > in the front. This car is running Eibach coil springs and Gabriel Struts.
    > Struts are about 30 or 40k miles old. I get no excessive bounce. The car
    > will bottom out when hitting a deep bump which is expected with the eibach
    > spring but I can't explain the bang I get when hitting those sharp square
    > edge bumps. Do I need new struts, if so what brand is recommended?
    >




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