'02 Eldorado ETC 85k miles / Past: '03 Deville; '02 STS
I recently bought a used set of OEM struts for my eldorado. And payed a pretty penny for them. When I received them in the mail, they looked a tad beat up but showed no signs of leakage or damage. So I had them installed, and man, what a pleasure this thing turned out to be to drive. However, it's been snowing quite a bit here lately which had caused quite a few nasty pot holes here on main street. And sure enough, with my luck I hit a really nasty one. Everything appears to be fine, however my Right Front strut has starting dripping fluid. And it's now making a hollow thud type noise while going over bumps. When I first bought the car about a year ago, the dealership installed a passive gas charged strut on the front driver side and left all the other Stuts alone. After telling this to Basscatt, I went with his warning (to either change to all passive or all original), and decided to go with OEM replacement units. It took me several months to aquire these struts and I've put about 13k miles on them this last year. I'm really kind of upset with myself for hitting that pot hole and ruining this set. I just bought two new Monroe gas charged units Part #: 30142. It was listed on rockauto as Monroe Specialty Strut -replacement for their conversion strut- or something. Bought them for about 26 dollars a peice. However they came in the mail and look just like a regular strut. I've tried looking for reviews but cannot seem to find any, even on monroe website. I know these are cheap (being 26 dollars a peice) but what should I expect ride quality. Bass had said awhile back that unless I drive in a very spirted manner I wouldn't miss the active shocks, but are these that I bought any good? And should I expect a decent comfortable quote ride? Thanks so much again you all. I really do always appreciate your input.