sprucegoose Posted December 4, 2010 Report Share Posted December 4, 2010 Well I bit the blew the dust off my wallet and finally purchased the front struts now too! After replacing the rears I could really tell how bad the front struts were. I think the bouncing up there actually got worse due to the dramatic difference in dampening in the rears... Kind of felt like the crack the whip effect! I just couldn't take it anymore... Despite the fact there were no standard Arnott struts (i had to buy the electronic bypass model) they were a lot cheaper than going the OEM route! Arnott had a month back-order on the non-electronic model so I paid the extra money and just removed the harness from them before I installed. I figured that someone can probably use that part and I can maybe recover part of the extra expense. Probably list that in the classifieds once I get a picture of them. Anyway, very happy with the ride. Maybe a bit stiffer than I thought, but I think they'll loosen up with time as the break in also. It is so nice not to have that bouncing, clunking ride when going down the highway though. My wife mentioned she feels much safer when driving at higher speeds now too (she's a speed-demon you know!) '09 Cadillac CTS-4 3.6 direct injection, 128 K mi. '15 Chevy Tahoe LTZ, 5.3i V8, 125 K mi '70 Firebird Formula 400, Bored+.04, RAIII heads, M21 4spd., in-process restoration! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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