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    Looks Like Mevotech.com??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blasirl View Post
    Looks Like Mevotech.com??
    Yes they are Mevotech's and they are the only ones that are grease-able which is strange that a grease-able joint is not option with the other brands on the market.

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    Commuting to down town Baltimore for 2 years really accelerated the wear on mine. Just before I change the struts/shocks and end links, I did a quick left/right/left/right while driving at say 30-40mph, the car felt so unstable I thought it was going to tip over. Not just the ride quality that is affected by worn parts, its a genuine safety issue if you have to swerve suddenly.
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    Mine still turns on a dime and all that stuff feels great, just hearing that clink is driving me nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP81 View Post
    Ah, looks like Michigan - except we had holes on overpasses that you could see through to the road below...on I-75. In Detroit.

    Our struts/shocks are still completely fine at ~90k miles, but the roads around us usually aren't horrific. If they are, we'll change the route.

    Haha I know what yoour talking about, seen a few crazy ones on M10 on my way to Detroit.

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    So let's talk what are best aftermarket brands and "styles" for the Chevy Cruze? I'm looking for a softer ride if there are any shocks and struts that will deliver that along with long term durability. Thanks.

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    I ended up installing the Gabriel brand. Got struts and shocks for a total of $311. My dad and I installed them. The ride is definitely better.

    After 78,000 miles neither of the back two were working anymore. Couldn't tell with the front because I bought the whole strut assembly and didn't want to disassemble the old one. Kind of dangerous. Didn't have that equipment. But based on the "new ride" I think all four were toast.

    Any thoughts on the quality of Gabriel shocks and how many years I might get out of them? 50,000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazlitt777 View Post
    I ended up installing the Gabriel brand. Got struts and shocks for a total of $311. My dad and I installed them. The ride is definitely better.

    After 78,000 miles neither of the back two were working anymore. Couldn't tell with the front because I bought the whole strut assembly and didn't want to disassemble the old one. Kind of dangerous. Didn't have that equipment. But based on the "new ride" I think all four were toast.

    Any thoughts on the quality of Gabriel shocks and how many years I might get out of them? 50,000?
    We used some on a Liberty. They lasted about 4 years/40k before we replaced them again. Didn't push back once compressed at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    We used some on a Liberty. They lasted about 4 years/40k before we replaced them again. Didn't push back once compressed at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    We used some on a Liberty. They lasted about 4 years/40k before we replaced them again. Didn't push back once compressed at all.

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    So what would have been better? Bilstein? I couldn't get them. Waited for two months and finally canceled the order. What brand lasts the longest in your opinion?

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