Gabriel 4runner struts

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Mar 14, 2008
Just put a set on to try them out since they were 1/2 the price of the next step up, and 1/3 the price of Bilsteins.

Next time I'll try another brand...

I had really good luck with them in the past, but they've changed something. When I took it out of the box it looked like a 9.99 special. Even the welds look poorly done. The tube is really small and it is definitely a single tube type assembly.

These struts are nothing like the last set that I bought which came with spherical rod ends on the bottom and rode/handled 10x better than the Bilsteins I replaced them with.

It wasn't a total waste... They ride better at low speeds than the worn out Tokico's they replaced.
It was a total waste...... They didn't even last 10K miles before one of them puked all the oil out.

Pissed doesn't even come close. I'm thinking of wiping the grease off the good one and shoving it in a dark place on the guy that allowed these pieces of junk to be sold here...
That sucks, so what are you going to try next? Old Man Emu???


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