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: Rear Struts Need Replacing - Options?


Insane93
12th February 2015, 08:53 AM
Well after carrying around well over 750lbs daily in my poor SS for about a year, I can say it most likely goofed up my rear struts because It gets quite bouncy..

So we have:
1) Koni
2) Bilstein

anything else?

any strut better than the other? Im sure its just preference but would like to know the feel they give

swedespeed7
14th February 2015, 09:48 PM
Well after carrying around well over 750lbs daily in my poor SS for about a year, I can say it most likely goofed up my rear struts because It gets quite bouncy..

So we have:
1) Koni
2) Bilstein

anything else?

any strut better than the other? Im sure its just preference but would like to know the feel they give

What were you carrying around that was so heavy? Also, what's wrong with stock shocks (rears are technically shocks, not struts)?

Insane93
15th February 2015, 10:46 AM
Car was for show at one point so i had 2 different walls in it. Last one had 8 47lb 10s in it Then you have amps. The wall itself which is like 5-6 sheets of birch. Ultra caps/batts. It was alot of weight. It looked like i was lowered in the back

AVguy
17th February 2015, 10:02 PM
Springs probably need to be replaced as well.

Pillow
18th February 2015, 10:34 PM
8 47lb 10s in it

Go on...

That's quite a magnet for a 10!

Insane93
19th February 2015, 08:22 AM
Go on...

That's quite a magnet for a 10!

Honestly a 47lb 10 isn't even a lot LOL

There's bigger.

Pillow
19th February 2015, 10:11 AM
For a 10 it is :)

You run into mounting issues as the magnet is as wide as the basket flange! LOL Example, the old AA Ava motors.

But yes, I have a few tripple stack motors myself usually setup for 15 usage.

Eventually I would like to setup a single TC 3HP Neo 12" for the trunk though. Light and powerful enough.

We need some pics of your loaded system Saab! :)

Insane93
19th February 2015, 12:45 PM
http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk127/xxplatinumxx/Wall%20Build/IMG_20130619_202038_308_zps85a2767e.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/v5fjh0.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/i73d5z.jpg

MrF
31st March 2015, 04:11 PM
I'm running Bilstein B6s on the rear of my MY06 9-3 SS Sportwagon, just fitted a few days ago (along with monroe reflex on the front), ride is a lot better and quite firm at the back without being harsh, wallow that was there before is gone, looking at stiffening the rear ARB though and swapping the track rod ends though as something still feels loose...