I actually wanted to get KYB AGX adjustable struts for the front end of my 2002 Regal GS with 165K on it. However my mechanic does not want to do the spring compressor thing on a 16 year old car. Says it can be dangerous. He recommended the Monroe Quick Sturt (#171661) for my car. I am wondering if the KYB Strut plus (SR4002) would be a better choice? On Rock Auto the KYBs cost about $22 more each. I'm hoping someone will share some opinions here.
I am probably different than most in that my main goal is super smooth ride. The ONLY time I go fast is when I'm going in a straight line. Does anybody know which of my 2 options would give a smoother ride?
I am relatively happy with the way it rides right now with the OE on there. I have recently done a number of things to the suspension because we are searching (unsuccessfully so far) for a annoying "Canuck" or pop sound when turniung the wheel hard when going very slow or standing still. Here's what has been done so far: steering shaft, Dorman Sway Bar that came with new link pins & bushings, lower motor mount, Tranny mount. Of these repairs the only one that was a total waste was the steering shaft. The old one was as good as new All of the other things needed to be done anyway.
Our next best guess is possibly the strut mounts or the bearing in the strut mounts. If that doesn't fix the Great "Canuck Mystery" then my mechanic's next guess it to replace the Rack & Pinion bushings. That seems like a fairly big job so I am praying that the new struts cure the problem.
Does anyone else have any other ideas of what could be causing this? 2 different mechanics have checked down below & both say that everything seems solid now.