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Acura BMW Buick

3

Cadillac Chevrolet

4

Chrysler

5

Dodge Eagle

6

Ford

7

Geo GMC Honda Hyundai

8

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Lincoln Mazda Mitsubishi Mercury Nissan

9 10

Oldsmobile

11

Plymouth Pontiac

12

SAAB Subaru Toyota

13

Volkswagen

14

Infiniti Isuzu Jeep Lexus

1

ACURA MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

CL

97-99 01-03 97-00 01-03

All All All All

MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

3 SERIES

00-05

All

MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

ALLURE CENTURY

05-09 84-96 97-05 85-90 91-96 98-05 05-09

All All All All All1 All1 All

F F F F F F F

11020 11250 11020 11420 11040 11450 11020

F F F F F F F

11020 11250 11020 11420 11040 11450 11020

86-90 86-99

All All

F

11420

F

11420

LUCERNE

90-99 00-05 06-11

All All All

F F F

11040 11360 11700

F F F

11040 11360 11700

RANIER

04-07

2WD, AWD

F

11180

F

11180

REGAL

88-96 97-04 98-99 83-89 84-85 86-91 92-94 85-87

All All All All All All All All

F F F FL F FL FL FL

11020 11450 11481 11250 11481 11531 11481

F F F FR F FR FR FR

11020 11450 11482 11250 11482 11532 11482

EL

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# FL FL FL FL

11144 11091 11231 11641

FR FR FR FR

11144 11092 11232 11642

R R

15280 15220

R R

15280 15220

BMW FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# FL 11371

FR 11372

BUICK

ELECTRA & PARK AVE. LA CROSSE LE SABRE

RIVIERA SKYHAWK SKYLARK

SOMERSET

2

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# RL 15311

RR 15312

RL 15021

RR 15022

RL 15311

RR 15312

R

R

15390

R 15020 RL 15021

1 2

15390

R 15020 RR 15022

Excluding Electronic Adjustable Suspension With Automatic Rear Air Leveling System

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CADILLAC MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

DE VILLE

85-90 85-93 91-93 00-05 04-06 85-90 91-93 83-88

All1 All1 1 All All1 All All Comp Cont Ride All

DTS FLEETWOOD CIMARRON

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F

11420

F 11040 2 F 11360c F 11700 F 11420 F 11040 FL 11481

F

11420

F F F F F FR

11040 2 11360c 11700 11420 11040 11482

R

65390c2

R

65390c 2

CHEVROLET AVALANCHE BERETTA CAVALIER

CELEBRITY CITATION COBALT CORSICA CRUZE HHR IMPALA IMPALA IMPALA SS LUMINA LUMINA APV MALIBU

07-11 92-95 83-91 95-98 99-05 84-90 84-85 05-10 92-94 11-12 06-11 00-11 00-11 04-11 90-94 90-96

All All All All (99 1st Edition) All (99 2nd Edition) All All All All All All Heavy Duty 1 All1 All1 All All

F FL FL F F F F FL FL FL FL F F F

11590/61590c 11531 11481 11050 11150 11250 11250 11601 11531 11881 11601 11130 11020 11130

F FR FR F F F F FR FR FR FR F F F

11590/61590c 11532 11482 11050 11150 11250 11250 11602 11532 11882 11602 11130 11020 11130

F

11490

F

11490

97-03 98-03 04-10 04-05

All All All Classic

F

11110

F

11110

FL 11671 F 11110

FL 11672 F 11110

R R

15030 15030

R R

15030 15030

RL RL RL R

15061

15062

15311 15061 15020

RR RR RR R

15312 15062 15020

R

15130

R

15130

R

15130

R

15130

Excluding Automatic Rear Air Leveling System and Electronic Adjustable Suspension

1

2

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Air Ride to Coil Conversion Kit

3

MONTE CARLO PRISM

00-07 98-02

All All

F FL

11020 11151

F 11020 FR 11152

SILVERADO

07-11

All

F

11580

F

11580

SUBURBAN

07-11

11590/61590c

F

11590/61590c

TAHOE

All All

F

07-11

F

11590/61590c

F

11590/61590c

TRAILBLAZER

02-09

All

F

11180

F

11180

VENTURE VAN

97-05

All - with AWD

F

11210

F

11210

RL 15061 RL 15051

RR 15062 RR 15052

CHRYSLER MODEL 300M CIRRUS CONCORDE DYNASTY FIFTH AVENUE IMPERIAL INTREPID LHS LE BARON NEON NEW YORKER

PT CRUISER SEBRING

TOWN & COUNTRY VOYAGER & GRAND VOYAGER

4

YEAR 99-04 95-98 99-00 93-97 98-04 88-93 1992 90-93 93-97 98-04 94-97 99-01 89-94 00-02 86-88 88-93 94-96

TYPE All1 All All All All All All All All All All All All1 All All All All

01-10 96-98 99-00 01-06 01-06 90-95 95-00 01-07 2000 01-03

All All All All Conv. All All All All All

FRONT LEFT UNITY# | FRONT RIGHT UNITY# | REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# FL 11171 FR 11172 R 15170 R 15170 R 15360 R 15360 R 15370 R 15370 FL 11161 FR 11162 R 15070 R 15070 FL 11171 FR 11172 R 15170 R 15170 FL 11521 FR 11522 FL 11521 FR 11522 FL 11521 FR 11522 FL 11161 FR 11162 R 15070 R 15070 FL 11171 FR 11172 R 15170 R 15170 FL 11161 FR 11162 R 15070 R 15070 FL 11171 FR 11172 R 15170 R 15170 FL 11461 FR 11462 R 15211 R 15212 FL 11350 FR 11350 FL 11461 FR 11642 FL 11521 FR 11522 FL 11161 FR 11162 R 15070 R 15070 F

11074

F

11074

FL 11651

FR 11652

F FL FL FL FL

F FR FR FR FR

11500 11041 11071 11041 11071

11500 11042 11072 11042 11072

R R R R

15360 15370 15340 2 15380

R R R R

15360 15370 15340 2 15380

Excluding Automatic Rear Air Leveling System and Electronic Adjustable Suspension

1

2

Convertible Only

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DODGE MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

CARAVAN & GRAND CARAVAN

87-95 95-00 01-07 88-93 93-97 98-04 87-88 95-99 00-05 03-05 07-11 89-94 89-95 95-98 99-00 01-06

All All 1 All All All All1 All All All2 SX 2.0 All All All All All All

DYNASTY INTREPID MINI RAM NEON

NITRO SHADOW SPIRIT STRATUS

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F FL FL FL FL FL F F F F FL FL FL

11500 11041 11071 11521 11161 11171 11500 11240 11350 11350 11201 11461 11461

FL 11651

F FR FR FR FR FR F F F F FR FR FR

11500 11042 11072 11522 11162 11172 11500 11240 11350 11350 11202 11462 11462

FR 11652

2

Excluding SRT4

R R

15070 15170

R R

15070 15170

R 15120 RL 15211 RL 15211

R 15120 RR 15212 RR 15212

R R R

R R R

15360 15370 15340

15360 15370 15340

EAGLE MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

VISION

93-97

All

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

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11161

F

11162

R

15070

R

15070

5

YEAR

FORD MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

CROWN VICTORIA

92-02 03-11

All1 All

F F

60969c2 3 23 11800c

F F

60969c2 3 23 11800c

R R

65003c 2 3 65993c

R R

65003c 23 65993c

ESCORT

91-96 97-02 97-03 97-02 97-03 01-11

All All All ZX23 ZX23 All2 2WD 4WD All All All All7

F F

11340 11120

F F

11340 11120

R

15200

R

15200

R

15010

R

15010

F

11120

F

11120 R R R R R R R

15010

15010

65005c 3 65001c 15080 15060 15060

R R R R

R R R

15080 15060 15060

R R R

15250 15040 15040

R R R

15250 15040 15040

ESCAPE EXPEDITION

EXPLORER FOCUS

97-02 97-02 03-06 02-03 04-05 00-05

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

TAURUS

86-94 1995 96-07 THUNDERBIRD 89-97

All8 All8 All8 All9

F-150

2WD 1

04-08 04-08 WINDSTAR VAN 95-03

1

4WD All4

FL F F F F F FL F F F FL FL F F

11621 61005c 3 3 60001c 11380 11160 11200 11061 11310 11310 11010 11511 11206 11204 11030

FR F F F F F FR F F F FR FR

11622 61005c3 3 60001c 11380 11160 11200 11062 11310 11310 11010 11512 11206

F F

11204 11030

23

3

23

65005c3 3 65001c

Excluding Lighning & 8200 GVW Package Excluding Police and Taxi Models 3 Air to Coil Conversion Kit 4 Excluding Models with Rear Air Springs 5 Excluding ABS 7 Excluding SVT Model 8 Excluding SHO Model 9 Excluding Super Coupe 1 2

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GEO MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

PRIZM

93-97

All

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# FL

11441

FR 11442

RL 15051

RR 15052

GMC MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

ENVOY

02-09 03-04 05-06 07-11 07-10 07-11

All XL Denali All1 Denali All

SIERRA YUKON

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F F F F F F

11180 11180 11180 11580 11580 11590/61590c

F F F F F F

11180 11180 11180 11580 11580 11590/61590c

HONDA MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

ACCORD

90-93 94-97 98-02 03-07 92-95 96-00 01-05 97-01 01-06 95-98 99-04

All All All All All All All All All All All

MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

SONATA

00-05

All

CIVIC

CRV ODYSSEY

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F F FL FL FL FL FL FL FL F FL

11400 11140 11091 11871 11541 11231 11641 11665 11667 11170 11661

F F FR FR FR FR FR FR FR F FR

11400 11140 11092 11872 11542 11232 11642 11666 11668 11170 11662

RL RL R R R R RL R RL

15151 15141 15280 15050 15330 15220 15381 15150 15145

RR RR R R R R RR R RR

15152 15142 15280 15050 15330 15220 15382 15150 15146

HYUNDAI

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

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F

11114

F

11114

RL 15071

RR 15072

7

INFINITI MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

I30

96-99

All

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# FL 11431

FR 11432

RL 15270

RR 15270

ISUZU FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

ASCENDER

03-08

All

F

11180

F

11180

OASIS

03-08

All

F

11170

F

11170

MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

LIBERTY

02-11

All

JEEP

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# FL 11201

FR 11202 Excluding Diesel

LEXUS MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

ES300

92-94 95-96

All All

FL 11471 FL 11551

FR 11472 FR 11552

RL 15321 RL 15321

RR 15322 RR 15322

ES330

97-01 02-03 04-06 07-11 90-00

All All All All All

FL FL FL FL FL

FR FR FR FR FR

RL RL RL RL RL

RR RR RR RR RR

LS400

8

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

11281 11701 11711 11741 11330

11282 11702 11712 11742 11330

15161 15341 15351 15361 15190

15162 15342 15352 15362 15190

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LINCOLN MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

CONTINENTAL MARK LT

95-02 06-08 06-08 80-83 97-02

All 2WD 4WD All 2WD 4WD All All All All

MARK VI NAVIGATOR TOWN CAR

03-06 90-00 90-02 03-11

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# FL F F F F F F F

11691c1/61691c 11206 11204 60969c1 61005c1 60001c1 61380c1 60968c1

FR F F F F F F F

11692c1/61691c 11206 11204 60969c1 61005c1 1 60001c 61380c1 60968c1

F

11800c1

F

11800c1

R R R R R R

65005c1 1 65001c 1 65080c 65003c1 65003c1 65993c1

R R R R R R 1

65005c1 1 65001c 1 65080c 65003c1 65003c1 65993c1

Air to Coil Conversion Kit

MAZDA MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

323 3 5 PROTEGÉ TRIBUTE

90-94 04-12 06-10 90-94 01-11

All All All All All

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F FL FL F FL

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F FR FR F FR

11340 11682 11682 11340 11622

R 15200

R

15200

R 15200

R

15200

9

MERCURY MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

COUGAR GRAND MARQUIS

89-97 91-02 03-11

All - Incl. XR7 All1 All

FL 11511 F 60969c1 1 F 11800c

MARAUDER MARINER MOUNTAINEER

03-11 05-11 02-03 04-05 86-94 95-05 91-96 97-99 93-98

All All All All All All All All2 All

F FL F F F F F F FL

SABLE TRACER VILLAGER VAN

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

11800c1 11621 11160 11200 11310 11010 11340 11120 11121

FR 11512 F 60969c1 1 F 11800c F FR F F F F F F FR

11800c1 11622 11160 11200 11310 11010 11340 11120 11122

R R

65003c1 65993c1

R R

65003c1 65993c1

R

15060 15060 15250 15040 15200 15010

R

15060

R R R R R

15060 15250 15040 15200 15010

R R R R R

1 2

Air to Coil Conversion Kit Excluding ABS

NISSAN MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

ALTIMA

93-99 02-06 95-99 02-06 00-06

All All All All1 All1

FL FL FL FL

93-98

All

FL

MAXIMA SENTRA QUEST VAN

10

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# 11391 11591 11431 11571 11121

FR FR FR FR FR

11392 11592 11432 11572 11122

RL

15241

RR

15242

R

15270

R

15270

R

15350

R

15350

1

Excluding SE-R & SE-R Spec V

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OLDSMOBILE MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

88 & DELTA 88

86-90 86-91 92-99 92-99 85-90 91-96 92-94 99-04 01-03 02-04 84-96 88-97 97-99 85-91 83-88 98-02 96-99 97-98 97-98 97-05 90-96

All All1 All 883 All All5 All5 All All All All - Incl. Cruiser All - Incl. Supreme All All All All All All1 All2 All - Excl. AWD All - Incl. AWD

98 ACHIEVA ALERO AURORA BRAVADA CUTLASS CIERA CUTLASS CUTLASS CALAIS FIRENZA INTRIGUE LSS REGENCY SILHOUETTE

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F

11420

F

11420

F

11040

F

11040

F F FL F F F F

11420 11040 11531 11110 11360 11180 11250

F F FR F F F F

11420 11040 11532 11110 11360 11180 11250

F FL FL F F F F F F

11110 11481 11481 11130 11040 11040 11040 11210 11490

F FR FR F F F F F F

11110 11482 11482 11130 11040 11040 11040 11210 11490

R

15390

R

15390

R

15390

R

15390

R

15130

R

15130

R R

15020 15130

R R

15020 15130

RL 15061

RR 15062

R

R

15390

15390

Excluding Automatic Rear Air Leveling System With Rear Air Leveling System Only 3 Excluding Automatic Rear Air Leveling System & Electronic Adjustable Suspension 4 With Automatic Rear Air Leveling System / Excluding Electronic Adjustable Suspension 1 2

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PLYMOUTH MODEL ACCLAIM BREEZE

YEAR 89-95 96-98 99-00

89-94 95-99 00-01 88-95 VOYAGER & GRAND VOYAGER 95-00 SUNDANCE NEON

TYPE

FRONT LEFT UNITY# | FRONT RIGHT UNITY# | REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

All All All

FL 11461

All All All All1 All

FL F F F FL

FR 11462 R R

11461 11240 11350 11500 11041

FR F F F FR

11462 11240 11350 11500 11042 1

15360 15370

R R

15360 15370

R 15120 R 15211

R R

15120 15212

Excluding Nivomat Rear Suspension

PONTIAC J2000 6000 BONNEVILLE

G5 G6 GRAND AM

GRAND PRIX

MONTANA PURSUIT

83-85 84-91 87-90 90-99 00-05 07-09 05-10 85-91 92-95 99-05 88-96 97-03 04-08 99-05 05-06

86-91 95-99 99-05 TRANSPORT VAN 90-96 SUNBIRD SUNFIRE

All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All

FL F F F F FL FL FL FL F

11481 11250 11420 11040 11360c2 11601 11671 11481 11531 11110

FR F F F F FR FR FR FR F

11482 11250 11420 11040 11360c2 11602 11672 11482 11532 11110

F

11020

F

11020 11210 11602

All All (99 1st Edition) All (99 2nd Edition) All

FL F F F

F FR FR F F F

F 11210 FL 11601 11481 11050 11150 11490 1

12

11482 11050 11150 11490

R R

15390 1 15390

R R

15390 1 15390

R R RL RL

15130 15020 15021 15311

R R RR RR

15130 15020 15022 15312

R R

15030 15030

R R

15030 15030

Excluding Automatic Rear Air Leveling System 2 Air Ride to Coil Conversion Kit

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SAAB MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

9-7X

05-09

All

MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

AURA SC, SL

07-09 91-02

All All1

SW

93-01

All

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F

11180

F

11180

SATURN

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# | FL 11671 FR 11672 F 11220 F 11220 R 15230 R 15230 F

11220

F

11220

R

15230

R 1

15230

Excluding “L” Series

TOYOTA MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

4 RUNNER AVALON

96-02 97-03 04-06 07-11 92-94 95-96 97-01 02-03 04-06 07-11

All All All All All All 4 Cylinder 6 Cylinder All All All

FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL FL

11561 11281 11711 11741 11471 11551 11181 11281 11701 11711 11741

FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR FR

COROLLA

93-02 03-08

All All

FL FL

11151 11751

FR 11152 FR 11752

RL 15051 RL 15371

RR 15052 RR 15372

SOLARA

99-03

11181 11281 11711 11081

FR 11182 FR 11282 FR 11712 FR 11082

RR 15032 RR 15162 RR 15192

95-04

FL FL FL FL

RL 15031 RL 15161 RL 15191

TACOMA

4 Cylinder 6 Cylinder 6 Cylinder All

CAMRY

04-06

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY#

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11562 11282 11712 11742 11472 11552 11182 11282 11702 11712 11742

RL RL RL RL RL RL RL RL RL RL

15161 15351 15191 15321 15321 15031 15161 15341 15351 15361

RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR RR

15162 15352 15192 15322 15322 15032 15162 15342 15352 15362

13

VOLKSWAGEN MODEL

YEAR

TYPE

BEETLE GOLF

98-10 93-98 99-06 07-09

All1 All1 All1 City

JETTA

93-98 99-05

All All

1

Excluding Diesel

FRONT LEFT UNITY#| FRONT RIGHT UNITY#| REAR LEFT UNITY# | REAR RIGHT UNITY# F F F F F F

11100 11410 11100 11100 11410 11100

F F F F F F

11100 11410 11100 11100 11410 11100

R

15110

R

15110

R

15110

R

15110

1

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Who We Are Unity Automotive is not just another complete strut assembler. We are a manufacturer of O.E.M. equivilent suspension and automotive repair parts. We control the entire process from start to finish, which allows us to provide higher quality parts at lower costs. That means you will always receive the highest quality of goods every time you purchase from your local Unity authorized dealer. Most assemblers buy components from various manufacturers and combine them into one unit. This allows for variation in quality and availability. This is not true of Unity. We build every component ensuring consistency throughout all of our products. All Unity products are based upon innovations in metallurgy, product design, extreme testing, manufacturing and quality control. Unity has a vast infrastructure in place to meet the ever evolving needs of a constantly changing marketplace.

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Quality Comes First From day one, Unity’s priority has been to make the highest quality strut assembly available on the market. In order to achieve that goal, we have spent years researching the common problems with aftermarket strut assemblies and addressed each and every one with rigorous quality control and testing. No other company tests the quality and perfomance of their products like Unity. We specialize in the production of shock absorbers, pistons rods, rubber parts, top mounts, stamping parts, coil springs, and of course the complete strut assembly. We stress quality control first and foremost in our privately owned TS16949 certified factory and perform quality testing at each stage of production. Also, we do NOT batch approve parts, each part is individually tested against O.E.M. specifications to ensure a perfect part every time. Not only do we test each individual component, but we test the assembly itself after completion. Each unit is finished with a phophate coating which will prevent rusting and oxidation. Salt water testing, extreme heat and cold testing, 2,000,000 cycle tests, and many other processes are conducted to ensure premium quality in every box. Another standard of quality control method is to test every function of the assembly under extreme temperatures. The polymorphic grease used inside our bearing plates are tested from -50°c to 120°c where most grease would freeze or melt causing damage to the bearings and limiting the life of the unit.

We stand behind our products We are sure you will love our products as much as we love making them and that is why we give an unconditional warranty with every unit we sell. If you are not satisfied with the quality, workmenship or performance of our products, we will gladly replace or refund your purchase price with no hassles.

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Q: What is the difference between shock absorbers and struts? A. Struts and shocks are very similar in function, but very different in design. The job of both is to control excessive spring motion; however, struts are also a structural component of the suspension. Struts can take the place of two or three conventional suspension components and are often used as a pivot point for steering and to adjust the position of the wheels for alignment purposes. Q: How many miles do shocks and struts last? A. Experts recommend replacement of automotive shocks and struts at 50,000 miles. Testing has shown that original equipment gas-charged shocks and struts degrade measurably by 50,000 miles*. For many popular-selling vehicles, replacing these worn shocks and struts can improve the vehicle's handling characteristics and comfort. Unlike a tire, which rotates a specific number of times per mile, a shock absorber or strut may compress and extend several times per mile on a smooth road, or several hundred times per mile on a very rough road. There are other factors that affect the life of a shock or strut, such as, regional weather conditions, amount and type of road contaminates, driving habits, loading of the vehicle, tire / wheel modifications, and the general mechanical condition of the suspension and tires. Have your shocks and struts inspected by your local dealer or any ASE Certified Technician once a year, or every 12,000 miles. *Actual mileage may vary, depending upon driver ability, vehicle type, and the type of driving and road conditions. Q: How do I know when my shocks or struts need to be replaced? A. It's relatively easy for most vehicle owners to determine when their tires, brakes and windshield wipers are worn out. Shocks and struts, on the other hand, aren't nearly as simple to inspect, in spite of the fact that these safety-critical components are high susceptible to everyday wear and tear. Shocks and struts should be inspected by your local dealer or any ASE Certified Technician every time it is brought in for tire, brake or alignment services. During a road test, a technician may notice an unusual noise originating from the suspension system. The technician may also notice that the vehicle exhibits excessive bounce, sway, or dive during braking. This could warrant additional inspection. If the shock or strut has lost a large amount of fluid, if it is bent or broken, or if it has damaged brackets or worn bushings, it should be repaired or replaced. Generally, replacement of parts will be required if a part no longer performs the intended purpose, if the part does not meet a design specification (regardless of performance), or if a part is missing. Replacement shocks may also be installed in order to improve the ride, for preventative reasons, or to meet a special requirement; for example, load-assisting shock absorbers can be installed for leveling a vehicle that is often used to carry additional weight. Q: A technician pointed out that I have a light film of oil covering my shocks or struts, should they be replaced? A. If the shocks or struts are functioning correctly, a light film of oil covering the top half of the working chamber does not warrant replacement. This light film of oil results when oil used to lubricate the rod gets wiped from the rod as it travels into the painted part of the shock or strut. (The rod is lubricated as it cycles in and out of the working chamber). When the shock / strut is manufactured, an extra amount of oil is added to the shock / strut to compensate for this slight loss. On the other hand, fluid leaking down the side of the shock / strut indicates a worn or damaged seal, and the unit should be replaced.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: I have replaced my shocks / struts several times within a few months due to excessive oil leakage. What is causing them to fail prematurely? A. The main cause of oil leakage is seal damage. The cause of the damage should be identified and corrected prior to replacing shocks or struts. Most suspensions incorporate some type of rubber suspension stops called "jounce" and "rebound" bumpers. These bumpers protect the shock or strut from damage due to topping or bottoming. Most struts also utilize replaceable dust boots to keep contaminants from damaging the oil seals. To prolong the life of the replacement shocks or struts, these components should be replaced if they are worn, cracked, damaged or missing. Q: What will happen if I don't replace worn shocks or struts? A. Shocks and struts are an integral part of your suspension system. They work to prevent suspension parts and tires from wearing out prematurely. If worn, they could jeopardize your ability to stop, steer and maintain stability. They also work to maintain tire contact with the road and reduce the rate at which vehicle weight transfers among the wheels when negotiating corners or during braking. Q: My new tires are starting to wear unevenly. Is this due to the ride control parts? A. There are many factors which affect tire wear. The five main items are: 1. Driving habits 2. Alignment settings 3. Tire pressure settings 4. Worn suspension or steering components 5. Worn shocks or struts A "cupped" wear pattern is typically caused by worn steering / suspension components or by worn shocks / struts. Typically, worn suspension components (i.e. ball joints, control arm bushings, wheel bearings) will result in sporadic cupping patterns, whereas worn shocks / struts will generally leave a repeating cupping pattern. To prevent replacement of good components, all parts should be inspected for damage or excessive wear prior to replacement. Q: A service technician said my struts had failed and were leaking oil; however, my vehicle has gas charged struts. Could this be true? A. Yes, gas charged shocks / struts contain the same amount of oil as standard hydraulic units do. Gas pressure is added to the unit in order to control a condition referred to as "shock fade," which occurs when the oil in a shock or strut foams due to agitation, excessive heat, and low pressure areas which develop behind the piston (aeration). The gas pressure compresses air bubbles trapped within the oil until they are so small that they do not affect the shock's performance. This allows the unit to ride better and to perform more consistently. Q: I've had my shocks / struts replaced; however, my vehicle still makes a metallic "clunking noise" when driving over bumps. Are my new struts / shocks bad? A. There is most likely nothing wrong with the replacement units, but a metallic "clunking noise" typically indicates loose or worn mounting hardware. If the noise is present with a replacement shock absorber, check that the mountings are tightened securely, and look for other worn suspension parts. Some shock absorbers utilize a "clevis" type mount, which must squeeze the sides of the shock's "mounting sleeve" very securely (like a vise would) in order to prevent noise. If the noise is present with a strut, then the upper bearing plate should be inspected and replaced if necessary. Old mounting bolts can stretch if over-torqued or if they have been loosened and retightened multiple times, resulting in a noise. If mounting bolts no longer hold their original torque, or if they have been stretched, they should be replaced. Q: Are there any other parts I should consider replacing while having my struts / shocks serviced? A. Definitely! Because removal, replacement and alignment of struts or shock absorbers can be labor intensive, it is a good idea to have the "bearing / mounting plate", and mounting bolts inspected along with other parts that are designed to protect the strut / shock such as the "jounce bumper" and "dust boot". You'll not only be saving yourself from paying for the same labor charges again, but you will also be protecting the investment you made in new parts.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q: Does my vehicle need to be aligned after I have my struts replaced? A. Yes. We recommend alignments anytime replacement struts are installed. However, there are a few exceptions where the vehicle manufacturer does not provide alignment provisions, or where the alignment angles are not affected by a strut replacement. Examples include certain double wishbone, some modified type struts, and suspension systems which utilize shock absorbers. For more detailed information, contact your local mechanic. Q: I recently had the struts replaced on my vehicle and now the coil spring rubs on the inner fender well when I turn the wheels. What is causing this? A. When installing existing components onto a replacement strut, care must be taken to insure the upper spring seat is installed with the correct orientation to the lower spring seat or mount. The orientation of the upper spring seat determines the direction that the coil spring is bowed to allow for inner fender clearance. If the orientation is off, the spring may rub on the inner fender well when the wheels are turned or when the suspension is compressed. Q: The steering wheel on my strut-equipped vehicle does not return to center after negotiating a corner. What could be causing this? A. The main cause for this is a strut bearing plate that will not rotate freely due to contaminants, over-torqued rod nut, or wear. Other causes can include: low tire pressure, incorrect alignment angles, and binding steering components such as ball joints, tie-rod ends, and steering rack. Q: I am trying to install new shock absorbers on my vehicle; however, they are too short to install with the wheels hanging. Do I need longer shocks? A. In most cases, no many vehicles use shock absorber length to limit the suspension travel when the wheels are hanging in order to protect components from damage. For this reason, shocks should be installed with the vehicle suspension at normal ride height. Replacement could be performed on drive-on type ramps, over a mechanics pit, or on an alignment rack. Examples of components typically protected against damage from over-extension are: ball joints, tie-rod ends, 4WD half shafts / CV joints, U-joints, brake lines, ABS sensor lines, and height sensors. If the vehicle has been modified with an aftermarket suspension system, specially designed longer shocks are typically required. Q: I have just had a snowplow installed on the front of my pick-up truck; can I adjust the tension of the torsion bars to level the truck without damaging the shock absorbers? A. When a heavy snowplow is added to the front of a truck, the ride height must be set (raised) to fall within the vehicle manufactures specifications. This will prevent premature failure of the shock absorbers, damage to other suspension parts and will ensure correct tire alignment. However, if the plow is removed (during the off-season), the ride height should be readjusted again (lowered) back to the manufacturer's specified ride height, or suspension/ shock damage may occur.

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