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Struts by hunter29
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Report this Post06-28-2020 06:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hunter29Send a Private Message to hunter29Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What do you guys recommend ? Thinking of KYB but wondering if they make the AGX for the Fiero, can't seem to find that out, but guessing no. thanks

PS I replaced the front shocks with Gas a Just and now the rear feels soft or bouncy, not a lot but I did notice, still have the factory struts with 13K on them..

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Originally posted by hunter29:

...still have the factory struts with 13K on them.


They're toast. Anything would be better than them.

I've used and been satisfied with both KYB and Monroe Sensa-Trac.
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Yep toast, thats what I was thinking, another project, but then I'll be done...LOL how many times have I said that.. But when a car sits for 29 years things need to be done.

One more thing, I repacked the wheel bearings yesterday , the cotter pin is in a bad spot, one way to tight, the other way to loose, can I add a spacer washer to get it right, and where can I find one ?
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One more thing, I repacked the wheel bearings yesterday , the cotter pin is in a bad spot, one way to tight, the other way to loose, can I add a spacer washer to get it right, and where can I find one ?


On some applications, there are actually two drilled holes to choose from. Not the case here?

I've never heard of using a spacer in this situation "to get it right". Assuming the process has been done correctly (it's been awhile since I've repacked front wheel bearings), the nut is backed off to allow the cotter pin to be inserted.

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On some applications, there are actually two drilled holes to choose from. Not the case here?


Good point, I will look for that, that may be the case I did not notice, thanks for the reply and will let you know..
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Use Monroe or Gabriel Gas Struts. Premium if still has a choice, Gabriel only has one last I looked.

⚠️ Warning: Follow FSM or See my Cave, Front Bearings
If you preload the bearings even a little then expect to fry them often soon.
For many cars, not just Fiero, Front wheels Will have some "play" if bearings are installed right.

If you use wrong grease, often will leak and get on brake parts. Use Wheel Bearing grease for disk brakes.

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I just installed Gabriel G67512 struts on my '87 GT, very pleased. They are NOS that I got on fleabay for cheap. They are still being advertised.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-...Delivery!47025!US!-1
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On some applications, there are actually two drilled holes to choose from. Not the case here?


Thanks, there were two, it did the trick..
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by creaky78:

I just installed Gabriel G67512 struts on my '87 GT, very pleased. They are NOS that I got on fleabay for cheap. They are still being advertised.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-...Delivery!47025!US!-1[/QUO TE]

NOS ?
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NOS.....New Old Stock.
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