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Time for new struts?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by redneck999, May 27, 2008.

  1. redneck999

    redneck999 Member

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    I have been driving the del sol for a few months now and had assumed that the rough ride was normal for small chassis car, no bounce or bottom out just rough, this weekend loaded the trunk with 3 bags of mulch and lo and behold it rode unbelieveably smooth! Is this an indication that new struts are in order or is this the nature of the beast?
     
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    Does it have aftermarket suspension?
     
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    Nope all stock except for some odds and ends.
     
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    If you're used to driving bigger cars that have a more standard passenger car suspension as opposed to the the double wishbone, spring-over-shock design that small Honda cars typically have, then yes, it will probably feel somewhat rough to you. I don't think you necessarily need new shocks, but if they've never been replaced it wouldn't hurt...
     
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    Yeah I normally drive a lifted Explorer, before the del sol I was driving a neon back and forth to work for the gas for 3 years. The sol has 176,000 miles and they appear to be original no rust or leaking, just noticed a somewhat dramatic difference in the ride.
     
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