For a couple reasons. My wife was hit in the right rear quarter panel while turning by someone who ran a light (not totally relevant, but w.e-they did the body work instead of totaling the car). And driving around Ft. Campbell was absolutely ferocious on the suspension (all 4 wheels bent in a year's time). There is a lot of shaking and shimmying at highway speeds, and there is a loud squealing coming from the front suspension while turning at low speeds. In addition, the wheel shakes HARD while braking (the rotors are only 18 months old, with maybe 15k put on them) so I am going to replace the brake rotors and caliper hardware to see if the wheel shaking while braking.I figured I would start with struts after getting the suspension inspected and replacing what I can myself (labor rates in South Florida are nuts!) and getting done professionally what I must. The car is in rough shape.
Also, if the present struts are fine, I can just return them.
Last edited by Coby7; 01-31-2014 at 05:14 PM.