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acdelco quick struts vs oem cartridges

2006 LT 3.5 125,000 miles

considering replacing my front struts soon as I believe they are original and I'm also tired of the front of the car scrapping every driveway I back out of.

looking for opinions on using the ac delco professional quick struts 903012RS vs ordering an oem cartridge 88965467.

The quick strut is $125 and the oem cartridge is $100. Does anyone have experience with these and can speak to the difference in ride quality and longevity?? The car is in impeccable condition and I am trying to keep it as original as possible. Are the springs that hard to compress? Are all the other bearings, boots, spacers etc assumed to be reusable? If they are very similar I would love to have all new components and save myself the hassle.
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I'd go with the Monroe Quick-Struts for the front from Rockauto. #172903 @ $82.79 each. 20-30 min./side to install. 2- 21mm lower nuts to remove then hammer the bolts out. 3- 15mm nuts on top. Install is reverse of removal.
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I'd go with the Monroe Quick-Struts for the front from Rockauto. #172903 @ $82.79 each. 20-30 min./side to install. 2- 21mm lower nuts to remove then hammer the bolts out. 3- 15mm nuts on top. Install is reverse of removal.
According to the specs on rock auto those are over 3 inches shorter than oem for both compressed and relaxed. I’m trying to restore the ride height back up to where it should be. The delco/oem relaxed length is 20 inches
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2006 LT 3.5 125,000 miles

considering replacing my front struts soon as I believe they are original and I'm also tired of the front of the car scrapping every driveway I back out of.

looking for opinions on using the ac delco professional quick struts 903012RS vs ordering an oem cartridge 88965467.

The quick strut is $125 and the oem cartridge is $100. Does anyone have experience with these and can speak to the difference in ride quality and longevity?? The car is in impeccable condition and I am trying to keep it as original as possible. Are the springs that hard to compress? Are all the other bearings, boots, spacers etc assumed to be reusable? If they are very similar I would love to have all new components and save myself the hassle.
I'd go with the AC Delco Professional Quick Strut. You won't have to worry about compressing the spring...just a simple replacement of the entire unit. I worked in the parts department at a franchised Chevrolet dealership all through school and AC Delco was the very same quality as the GM/Chevrolet part. AC Delco had to be manufactured using the same materials and at least have the same quality. I have used AC Delco parts for years and have yet to have any issues with fit and performance and it has saved me some money as well. You can call Briggs Auto @ (855) 346-7729 and ask for Matt in GM parts. He is a member here and will discount your GM parts. He's always done right by me and I always order parts from him, especially something that is a little pricey! Tell him that SFCR from North Carolina sent you. I receive no commission or other gratuities for referrals.
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2006 LT 3.5 125,000 miles

considering replacing my front struts soon as I believe they are original and I'm also tired of the front of the car scrapping every driveway I back out of.

looking for opinions on using the ac delco professional quick struts 903012RS vs ordering an oem cartridge 88965467.

The quick strut is $125 and the oem cartridge is $100. Does anyone have experience with these and can speak to the difference in ride quality and longevity?? The car is in impeccable condition and I am trying to keep it as original as possible. Are the springs that hard to compress? Are all the other bearings, boots, spacers etc assumed to be reusable? If they are very similar I would love to have all new components and save myself the hassle.
I'd go with the AC Delco Professional Quick Strut. You won't have to worry about compressing the spring...just a simple replacement of the entire unit. I worked in the parts department at a franchised Chevrolet dealership all through school and AC Delco was the very same quality as the GM/Chevrolet part. AC Delco had to be manufactured using the same materials and at least have the same quality. I have used AC Delco parts for years and have yet to have any issues with fit and performance and it has saved me some money as well. You can call Briggs Auto @ (855) 346-7729 and ask for Matt in GM parts. He is a member here and will discount your GM parts. He's always done right by me and I always order parts from him, especially something that is a little pricey! Tell him that SFCR from North Carolina sent you. I receive no commission or other gratuities for referrals.
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Awesome, That’s really very cool of you and of course your guy you sent him to. Just had to say so.
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