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What are my rear struts options?

Old 05-16-2019, 05:50 AM
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Rear shock questions. UPDATE

Hello,
I have leaking rear struts (and clunking and knocking), 2009 S with 86K miles
Car is bone stock, 18 inch stock wheels, and would like to keep it so.
I'm leaning toward Nissan OEM ones

PS: Thanks for the answers, I have new questions

Questions:
1. Do I need new springs? part no. 550209N10B
2. Do I need new mounts? part no. 55322ZX00A
3. Do I need rubber bushing for the spring 550503Z000 and 550368J010?
4. Any other parts may be needed/recommended once everything is dropped? I hate to reuse a worn part and have to drop everything again later.

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Old 05-16-2019, 12:43 PM
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Shocks in the rear , Struts only in the front.. You really have no choices.. EIther the stock Sachs shocks, or a Monroe or KYb… I did not like any of those so I went with BC Racing Coilovers...

As long as you don't have like over 150k miles.. You can just reuse the springs.. check the rubber isolators for wear though.
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:14 PM
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Non sports can use the Monroe OEspectrums. I have them all around and have 60K miles on them, much better than stock. The oems are meh for the money.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bificus99 View Post
Non sports can use the Monroe OEspectrums. I have them all around and have 60K miles on them, much better than stock. The oems are meh for the money.
I used Monroe in a Maxima 2003 and they sucked so much.
I am thinking now about KYB.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mahanddeem View Post
I used Monroe in a Maxima 2003 and they sucked so much.
I am thinking now about KYB.
Dude that was 16 years ago.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:02 AM
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Bump for an update in OP
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:26 AM
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If you are just doing the rear, all you need is a set of shocks. I wouldn't bother with the coils unless you are having an issue. I looked for a while for some nice options, but finally settled on KYB's (349139 was the part number). I wasn't blown away by them but they did improve the ride over the blown shocks I had. I put them on 7/2016 at 108k and I haven't noticed them leaking or having issues. I'm just about to hit 160k. I wish Koni would make some for the 7th gens.
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Originally Posted by LWilspeed View Post
If you are just doing the rear, all you need is a set of shocks. I wouldn't bother with the coils unless you are having an issue. I looked for a while for some nice options, but finally settled on KYB's (349139 was the part number). I wasn't blown away by them but they did improve the ride over the blown shocks I had. I put them on 7/2016 at 108k and I haven't noticed them leaking or having issues. I'm just about to hit 160k. I wish Koni would make some for the 7th gens.
Thanks! Honestly for $48.89 a piece not bad at all!
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I put monroe's on the back of my 07 a few months before I traded it in. Did the job, but on big bumps they made a loud hiss sound if the wheels traveled up/down faster then a gentle run. I don't know if it was defective or just the way it was with that brand. Based on that experience I'd venture into something else if I was doing it again.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by MadMax07SL View Post
I put monroe's on the back of my 07 a few months before I traded it in. Did the job, but on big bumps they made a loud hiss sound if the wheels traveled up/down faster then a gentle run. I don't know if it was defective or just the way it was with that brand. Based on that experience I'd venture into something else if I was doing it again.
I had Monroe on a Maxima 2003 installed in 2016. They were mediocre at best.
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I know what you mean MadMax07SL, my OE shocks hissed, the KYB's don't seem to do that. Not a deal breaker - but interesting.
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