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    Default Struts - How often do you replace?

    So I still have my factory struts, and everything I have ever read says to replace them by like 60-70k miles or so. Well I have about 137k now on my 06 GT. They still feel pretty good, but I am sure new ones would be better. I have always been all about upgrading when you replace a part. This is just my daily driver that I put a few thousand miles a month on so I am not going crazy here.

    Well anyway, how long have others seen factory ones last?

    I am looking at replacing them with the KYB GR-2s, anyone think I should go with anything different? They seem affordable and maybe a little better than stock? I like 'em sporty, but don't want a harsh ride.

    Thanks everyone!!

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    That is a really long time for struts. Another option is Sensen struts which are around $160 for a set of four struts.

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    I just did my struts/shocks. Mine were on for 370,000km. I put 1.5 inch lowering shocks on and love how it feels.

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    Is that right? Like 230k miles? Wow I thought mine lasted a long time.

    Anyways, the more I read, sounds like the KYB ones are great for what I am looking for. I thought about lowering it, but I really don't want to have a lot more harsh ride if I can avoid it. The Eibach struts sound great, but I don't feel like dropping $600+ on just struts. I can get the KYB ones for around $200 for all 4.

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    Yes, like 230 miles. I was shocked too!! I have KYB struts and the feel great. I forget what kind of springs I have, but I don't notice them being much stiffer. The only thing I noticed is that they are a little bit bouncy in the rear. $200 is a great price though. I wouldn't pass them up. Good luck.

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    Awesome, I ended up getting the KYB GR2s along with the H&R springs. Should have them in a week or so.

    Anyone ever need to replace the mounts as well?
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    I replaced mine. I bought them just in case and planned to bring them back if the old ones were still good. They ended up being pretty torn up. I think it is recommended that you do replace them. Wouldn't want troubles and have to take the struts off all over again.

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    if you u slam your car, struts will blow in 1 day, i gave up on buying them, i just ride with blown struts- feels normal to me by now!
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    I'm still rolling with my stock OEM struts and springs!

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    Hello guys I still with my factory struts but i will like to change then for a good ones that will resist a lot of bumps. Where can i find a good set of 4?
    Thanks =)

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    ^ best bang for the buck
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/KYB-4-GR-2-S...sories&vxp=mtr
    or you could run the tibby kyb's little stiffer then the elantra ones.
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    Default Re: Struts - How often do you replace?

    My wifes 04/gls has 120+ (mostly highway) miles on them when we sold it.
    No leaks, no bouncing, no uneven tire wear. Never even had to do a wheel alignment either.
    I think they last a LOT longer than we give them credit for or expect them to.
    I also think her car was a weds car for sure!

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    Default Re: Struts - How often do you replace?

    What are some good shocks for a smoother ride? I'm not interested in zooming around corners.
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