Strut Assembly

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Re: Strut Assembly

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XC70Rider wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:54 pm
oragex wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:51 pm Sachs sells for aftermarket several qualities of struts. The quick struts are the cheapest ones. Then you have the Super Touring ones. And then the ones sold by Volvo and made by Sachs. All these have different quality and durability.
FCP lists this Sachs strut as matching the Volvo 31200413 for $100

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... c-30645640

Tasca sells the Volvo 31200413 strut just $14 more at $114

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/vo ... t-31200413

Since they're just $14 more I'll most likely get the Volvo 31200413 strut from Tasca.

It is difficult to know if it's the exact same part with just a different sticker. But given the small price difference compared to the genuine one, there is a chance it's the same. Both made in Turkey now. As I was saying in a video, Sachs switched shocks production from Germany to Turkey. A owner even received one German and one Turkish shock - guess until the German stocks will empty. Volvo has dropped the shocks price lately, before these were quite more expensive.

'Sachs' $100 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 70-554-046
'Genuine' $140 https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... 70-8667253
Same ?

The genuine Volvo shock replacements have many part numbers, not sure what is the difference but it changes from year to year, engine, transmission, etc. While Sachs offers only 2-3 part numbers, basically different qualities.
By the way, Fcp did a mistake calling the shock absorber a strut. Strut is the complete assembly of shock, spring and top plate.

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volvomadness wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:56 am i picked up sachs from erie half the cost and lifetime guarantee. one was bad they gave me shipping to return and sent me another
New struts, or used struts?
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used struts with new spring seats they installed. Doesn't matter they were used they have a lifetime guarantee. They ride smooth.

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volvomadness wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:34 pm used struts with new spring seats they installed. Doesn't matter they were used they have a lifetime guarantee. They ride smooth.
A lifetime guarantee for used parts???
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