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It looks like I'm going to be keeping the Cruze a little longer than what I expected, and I'm looking at doing struts and shocks.

For some of you that have been around for a while like @XtremeRevolution will remember that early 2011 and 2012 Cruzes prior to VIN C7239134 required replacement of the spring when doing struts. I've searched this forum high and low and I can't find these old threads explaining the changes, and concerns with just swapping cartridges into the old springs.

I thought Xtreme did a How-To on front struts, rather than his review at 100-500 miles which I found, but it didn't mention this issue.

Does anyone remember exactly what the differences were between the springs used on pre VIN C7239134 and the current GEN 1 springs?

While KYB and Monroe both have a strut for prior to VIN C7239134 and after, Bilstein B4's only have one part number.

If I go with the B4's would I need to buy new OEM springs as well?

I know the B6's are heavy duty, but that's a few hundred more for a car that doesn't see that much driving anymore. I'd like to avoid ending up ordering parts that don't work together if I order the B4's and use my springs.

My springs are in good shape, and were repaired late in 2011 on a 2012 build, prior to the service bulletins requiring spring replacement redesign.

Now 7 years latter finding all this info on the internet is harder to come by in searches. Anyone remember the details with this?

Thanks-

Carbon02

Probably not what you want, but this is what I have found so far:

Improving the 2011-2016 Cruze Handling & Suspension

[h=1]RE: TSB PI0645, why new Springs?[/h]
 
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