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PostSubject: '97 Riv -- How screwed am I for new struts?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:15 pm

I just bought a '97 Riviera naturally aspirated and, for $650, it's a bit of a piece. One of the more annoying things is the persistent body movement due to the complete lack of damping from the struts. Could I get some new struts from a same-model-year Park Avenue (KYBs are $56 each from Rock Auto) and use them with my current springs and mounts? The mounts don't clunk over bumps so I believe they're still good, though Rock Auto has some for $35 each if I really need them. If you can't tell, this is a budget daily driver situation.
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PostSubject: Re: '97 Riv -- How screwed am I for new struts?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:38 pm

The struts for a 97 PA and 97 Riviera are the same, and they are 62.79 each at rockauto.  KYB 334677.  Yes, you use them with your current springs and mounting hardware.  You'll need a spring compressor and an impact wrench.


Buyer's Guide : KYB 334677 Strut
BUICK PARK AVENUE 1997
BUICK RIVIERA 1997
OLDSMOBILE AURORA 1997
Please refer to catalog for application details.

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PostSubject: Re: '97 Riv -- How screwed am I for new struts?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '97 Riv -- How screwed am I for new struts?   Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:46 pm

LARRY70GS wrote:
The struts for a 97 PA and 97 Riviera are the same, and they are 62.79 each at rockauto.  KYB 334677.  Yes, you use them with your current springs and mounting hardware.  You'll need a spring compressor and an impact wrench.

Awesome. I've done struts before ('98 Honda Civic) so hopefully MacPherson struts are as simple to do as struts for double-wishbone shenanigans.

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