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My struts are shot. Which suspension will give me the most comfortable ride in rough city street?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by NYC_Prius_, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. NYC_Prius_

    NYC_Prius_ New Member

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    I'm driving in a 2013 Prius 3 around a 1000 miles a week mainly in NYC for Uber. At this point it feels like I'm driving a boat. I've seen the Koni and the KYB brand of strut replacements but not sure what is better in my situation. I really need something that will soak up the potholes as much as possible. If anyone can lead me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    I installed KYB's but dont expext a magic bullet. They improved ride but its still a prius not a caddy.
     
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    I just replaced my shocks a month ago with the KYB Excel-Gs. Ride quality and comfort is back to normal. Depending on your mileage, I'd recommend replacing the strut mounts, which is what I did, since my originals were at 200K and I didn't want to replace them again.
     
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    I rplaced everything, struts, springs, upper mounts and lower seats and all new fasteners. My prius sat for 2 years so i make a habit of replacing fasteners as i go as many are corroded.
     
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    I think I need to do the same here. Driving rideshare in Seattle.

    Is this a diy with a pair of jack stands and a scissor jack? How do you jack up the axel properly so it doesn't fall?

    How do you tell / know if your shocks are shot?

    Do you need an alignment if you do just the back since it isn't aligned...?
     
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    koni for me.. rides great and works well with factory or trd springs IMG_20190124_184331.jpg

    PH-1 ?
     
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    I used the KYB Strut-Plus assembly and am happy with the results.

    KYB SR4245 (R)
    KYB SR4246 (L)
     
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    Have you had any issues?
     
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    None at all.
     
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    This is a pretty cool slo-mo conversation. (y)
     
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