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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazlitt777 View Post
    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?
    That's what the Jeep got. I have been pleasantly surprised with them in the past on a Volvo too.

    I also like Monroe and KYB.
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    I put a set of Koni struts and shocks on my cars because the Bilstein were out of stock. Did a 5,000 mile road trip last week in them and they were great. Didn't realize how bad my struts and shocks were until I replaced them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I put a set of Koni struts and shocks on my cars because the Bilstein were out of stock. Did a 5,000 mile road trip last week in them and they were great. Didn't realize how bad my struts and shocks were until I replaced them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP81 View Post
    Koni Yellows?
    I actually did the FSD set which is no longer available. They are slightly less stiff than the yellows but I really like them.

    Probably going to put Yellows in the Golf TDI I have.
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    Ah, okay - are they adjustable like the yellows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    I put a set of Koni struts and shocks on my cars because the Bilstein were out of stock. Did a 5,000 mile road trip last week in them and they were great. Didn't realize how bad my struts and shocks were until I replaced them.
    I feel the same about my Gabriels. The ride is much much better. If I have to replace them in another 40,000, so be it. It was well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blasirl View Post
    Mine still turns on a dime and all that stuff feels great, just hearing that clink is driving me nuts.
    Control arm bushings are commonly overlooked and can make sounds like you're describing. Maybe you can try jacking up the front of the vehicle and get a pry bar between the control arm where it meets the frame and see if you have excessive play. I did that once on a truck I had and was actually able to duplicate the sound because the upper control arm bushings were that bad. The lower control arms on these Cruzes are easy to do if needed.
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    Looks like you can buy just the front and rear bushing for the lower control arms on these. I'm getting a clank from the left front on my 2014 CTD when hitting pot holes but nothing when going over speed bumps or uneven roads. This thread has been helpful.

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