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 Post subject: strut upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 7:58 am 
are the gti struts stiffer than regular swift struts? - if so... then would they be a direct swap onto my 91 metro convertible?? any particular favourite makes? certain ones to stay away from? I know monroe has had some quality issues...<br><br>thanx<br>adam <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: strut upgrade
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:00 pm 
The strutd are the same on the swifts. I would definitely go Konis if you have half a grand US to spend. Yuo could also change the oil in stock struts to 20W, 25W, or 30W oil. That is if you don't mind a little work and are hendy in the tool area. <p>Proud owner 2000 Metro poor mans special edition, 1984 Suzuki SJ410 poor mans rockcrawler (needs turbo 1L), 1992 Ford Aerostar Cargo van(The big white piggy, needs more dents and scars), 1964 POS Baja VW (needs to be put back together).</p><i></i>


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If you are going to race this car in Rally, which oil is better? w20, w25, w30


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 Post subject: i have 20W
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:50 pm 
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I have 20w in my struts with intrax springs and let me tell you its a pretty stiff ride. I don't know whats best in rally, but if the stiffest is the best then go with a 30w. This will be very stiff, most track racers will recommend this oil. I do all of my driving on the street and i would never recommend anything other than 20w.


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30w will be as good as you can get with the re-oils. I would imagine in rally you would need alot more compression dampning the you can not get with a stock strut. The 30w oils does add a little and may work good for you. Try it out it cost next to nothing compared to the next option in line.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:49 pm 
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hello there I just did this re-oil project with the factory strut using 20w fork oil. It worked out so well that i have to recommened it to anyone on a budget it cost me less than $8 can for both back struts. It took less than 2 1/2 hrs to complete. I drilled a 1/16 inch hole and just tack welded it closed worked well thanks


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