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Old 04-24-2007, 04:38 AM
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Well i got those brand new tokico illumina shocks and they were sitting in my garage for literary 6 months. I simply didn't have time to put them on, then i had some other stuff to deal with and i wasn't focusing on my car for a period of time. Anyway, this Saturday i went to put them on in a shop around here and after those guys put the two rear shocks on my car, they started working on the front ones and guess what... One of them blew right in front of me, and the second one was cracked a little bit and when he tried to put in on, the top cracked all the way and the second one blew too. I was there and i saw everything, they didn't do anything wrong and they blew out of nowhere.
The whole point is that i got those shocks from a friend of mine and after i called him and told him about this whole thing, i found out something really interesting. Those shocks were sitting in his garage for about 4 years. I dont know if that affected the shocks in any way but this whole situation sucks so bad. Right now i have tokico illuminas in the back, my old stock blew shocks in the front and neuspeed race springs and my car is so bouncy that it got to that point when its not driveable anymore.
In conclusion, i think its stupid to try to be cheap when it comes to parts for cars. I regret not saving a couple of hundreds and buying some tein basics but its kinda late for that.
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:48 AM
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i hear ya man.... i just replaced my struts on the front of my car cus they were really bad.... i had the hydro bounce all the time.... kinda sucked especially when i had drop coils on the front none the less.... but to make things worse... everytime i hit a bump my hood move hardcore...low and behold my strut is hitting underneath my hood.... turns out i forgot to put a washer in my strut before remounting it
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