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@BankerBalt, I believe acdelco make the oem struts. Do you think sachs is not a good quality strut maker?
By the way, the reason I am even thinking about getting readystruts is because the existing passenger spring might be damaged since the strut is bent.
 

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Thanks for your feedback. I will probably go with the AcDelco ready strut, because I will get all the pieces together already and because I think a coil spring may be deformed in some way because the strut is bent. This way if the coil spring is deformed, I wont have to even worry about it, because I replaced it :).
 

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I found the AcDelco ready struts at Amazon.com cheaper than RockAuto.com. By about $10 bucks each and they should arrive on wednesday.
 

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I put the ACDelco ReadyStruts on my car a few days ago, they were making all kinds of noise.
The main problem was that both of the assemblies had loose springs, but one had a really loose spring that creaked all the time.
I took the ReadyStruts off my car today and took them apart and noticed they were not assembled the same.
The plastic strut mount bearings were facing in different directions, and were not the regular white disk kind. They are half black and half white with indentions on both sides not flat like the OEM ones.
I had to take apart the ReadyStruts to replace ACDelco's crappy coil springs with the OEM ones. Their crappy coil springs tore through the plastic coil spring seat where the end of the coil spring met it. I think it was because the springs were so loose and because there ends were sharp. The strut mount bearing assembly was catching the metal when turning, causing thump thump sound. Long story short, I took apart the old struts and the new ReadyStruts. Then, I put on the old plastic coil spring seat, old coil spring, new ReadyStut premium gas shock, ReadyStrut strut mount plastic bearing (even though the plastic was worn some, both were worn differently because they were oriented differently, for the catching on the metal when turning) and strut mount. Now the front end feels pretty good. I would recommend using the OEM coil springs, unless it is known to be cracked or sagging or otherwise bad when changing your struts. If you want take my ACDelco ReadyStrut problems with a grain of salt, but I would never purchase these ever ever ever again.
 
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