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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 12:16 AM
S4gunn
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Originally Posted by theterminator93 View Post
Do a few searches for the specifics related to each brand, but in general... avoid "value" brands and product lines such as Dorman and World Suspension. Find Motorcraft, TRW, Moog or Raybestos Professional Grade parts.
While i haven't had problems with my Dorman UCAs, my car only sees track time a few times a year (granted, it's on the track for 7-8hrs/session).

I DO have experience with Raybestos Professional Grade strut assemblies... and it wasn't good. I used them on my 97 honda accord.

After <4 months of daily driving (100mi/day), they started squeaking severely. Raybestos via Rockauto.com did follow-through on the warranty (covering both the replacement part and the labor for replacement) but the replacement parts started squeaking again 3-4 months later. I ended up replacing the strut assemblies with KYB and didn't encounter any problems afterwards.

Bottom Line: I'd go with another brand besides Raybestos PG for strut assemblies.

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