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Old 03-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hey my friend had some front struts on his wrecked gt and said I could have them. Probably a dumb question but would I have to get alignment after I put them on?
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I would say yes but I'm not sure
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You shouldn't have to as long as you keep the outter tie rod the same spot. Swapping struts is super simple and shouldn't throw off any suspension geometry especially since its a stock unit.
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Re: Struts

yea as said, you should be fine
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You shouldn't have to as long as you keep the outter tie rod the same spot. Swapping struts is super simple and shouldn't throw off any suspension geometry especially since its a stock unit.
I have lowering springs tho so it's not completely stock
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Lowering sprigs will change the level o compression on stock struts and will cause excessive wear and for stock units to prematurely fail. Food for thought.
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Re: Struts

Just a quick FYI: The V6 is 100 lbs lighter. It will sit real high up front.
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Thanks and what does everyone think of tokico I believe I spelled that right lol
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I run Tokico d-spec shocks and struts and I love them.
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I run Tokico d-spec shocks and struts and I love them.
The ones I'm getting are the Tokico HP hoping that I will be able to tell a difference since I'm only doing the front for now
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Yeah, Those Tokico would be awesome.
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Yeah, Those Tokico would be awesome.
Ok cool would I notice a difference being how I'm just doing my fronts cause if not I'll just wait till my rear shocks come in
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Re: Struts

Oh, I would definitely do it all at the same time. I would save up and make sure you have all the parts you think you'll need to achieve what you want performance wise. Suspension work can make for a super dangerous vehicle to travel in at high speeds or make a super comfortable, nimble, quick stopping, and turning machine.
I took a couple of years to collect parts before day of installation. My parts list was:
Caster/camber plates, lowering springs, shocks & struts, X2 balljoints, bumpsteer kit. Shocks/struts & lowering springs for Fox Body.
Figure out what you want and then go for it!
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