: New Struts? When to replace them.



Purplewgn2000
09-17-03, 07:50 PM
Hey all, I have a 1997 STS with 175,000 miles on it. The car rides a little soft for a STS. The struts are original and appear to be in good condition, but while I was riding in an 96' Eldy and noticed the suspension didnt have as much bounce as mine. The tires are similar in both cars. Also I get a Stability Reduced error some times when I start to accelerate from a dead stop. Any idea's?

elwesso
09-17-03, 09:22 PM
Your definitely gonna need new struts........ Most struts dont make it past 100k before its like running on all spring......

Youll want to get passive ones...... Do a search, this has been covered in great detail......!

Purplewgn2000
09-17-03, 11:53 PM
Thanks for the info. Tonight just proved my theory correct. I will do a search and get those replaced asap. You guys rock.

Leloz
09-18-03, 08:04 AM
Since you have an STS, the conversion to a passive system is a little more tricky. You will need to plug the air hoses and bypass the electrical stability system with resistors. They sell the conversion on ebay for around $200 a pair.

Wow, 175K.. I am impressed! And I thought I drove too much!

FYI, If you choose to go with the OEM struts, you are looking at over $1K in parts!!! :eek:

BigE
09-18-03, 10:54 AM
Does anyone know if there are passive struts available for a 98+ STS?

Thanks


Since you have an STS, the conversion to a passive system is a little more tricky. You will need to plug the air hoses and bypass the electrical stability system with resistors. They sell the conversion on ebay for around $200 a pair.

Wow, 175K.. I am impressed! And I thought I drove too much!

FYI, If you choose to go with the OEM struts, you are looking at over $1K in parts!!! :eek:

Purplewgn2000
09-18-03, 11:10 PM
Since you have an STS, the conversion to a passive system is a little more tricky. You will need to plug the air hoses and bypass the electrical stability system with resistors. They sell the conversion on ebay for around $200 a pair.

Wow, 175K.. I am impressed! And I thought I drove too much!

FYI, If you choose to go with the OEM struts, you are looking at over $1K in parts!!! :eek:

I admit I have done some real driving. I put so many miles on this car is seems like a second home sometimes. I wouldnt have it any other way. The car doesnt burn oil, drives like a charm, and hasnt let me down yet. This is by far the best car I have ever purchased. I just gotta get these struts replaced, I notice it more and more every day.