Superstrut hell

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I have gone through 2 sets of super strut suspension due to bearing failure and am now thinking about reverting back to my original macpherson strut suspension. I'm currently a twinpot user and I heard that the twinpot brakes from a super strut suspension can't be tranferred over to the macpherson strut due to knucke differences. I know there is a difference but if the knuckle were to be taken out from the original disk brakes and applied to the twinpot brakes shouldn't it work? Anyways, which of the two options here are better for the long run?

1) Fix the bearings
2) Change back to the original Macpherson setup

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hey bro... welcome to SS family.. .

:adore::adore:dun say ss " HELL" la.. there are many members here using SS also which has pro n cons also la..

i had change few set of SS before also... cus that was wear n tear items ma.. sure need to change.May i know how long u change between every set?.


regarding the twin port.. is canot directly fitted into macpherson knuckle.. it need to modify the caliper bracket and skimming the disc to a bit smaller size..


For long RUn.. no need think.. chnage back to macpherson type.. easy... no need headache... and

suffering a bit handling....hahhaha
 

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I think I change the set 5 months after using it. Modded my car in Jan. 10 months down the road and the problem is creeping up again.

Are you still using SS now? How long have you been using it? If I want to repair it, where is the best place to go and how much will it cost per bearing?
 

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I think I change the set 5 months after using it. Modded my car in Jan. 10 months down the road and the problem is creeping up again.

Are you still using SS now? How long have you been using it? If I want to repair it, where is the best place to go and how much will it cost per bearing?
i used ss about 2 years lo.. change 1 set only for 2 years.. i think fair enufs..

which item u always problems? wat bearing u mentioned? or lower arms?

i normally DIY for my SS only. hahhaha
 

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Its one of those lower arm bearings always making noise on uneven roads and going over bumps. Think I might be converting back to Macpherson. Too much trouble and repairs for me :) But just in case, roughly how much will it cost to repair the lower arm or figure 8 connecting joints?
 

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wat the different between macpherson Vs SS ...in term in handling ? ....really big different ? ....:hmmmm:
 

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i think i read from somewhere that SS actually keeps an even contact patch no matter the orientation of the tyres (cornering or straight) when weight transfer happens as compared to a slightly distorted contact patch from macpherson. to those in the know, please feel free to correct me. this is just my 2 cents. :)
 

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Its one of those lower arm bearings always making noise on uneven roads and going over bumps. Think I might be converting back to Macpherson. Too much trouble and repairs for me :) But just in case, roughly how much will it cost to repair the lower arm or figure 8 connecting joints?
canot repair.. only can change to halfcut item.. u cant find new parts as i know.. ahahha

izzit lower arm ball joint u mentioned?
 

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Mine also around 2 years no problem at all.
Before that really hell... but after replace the lower arm by using clamp tools, no more premature problem!
If you use hammer to open the SS, you will damage the lower arm joins' rubber cover without notice.
And during rainy days, the join will get kill by the rain water.
 

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Mine also around 2 years no problem at all.
Before that really hell... but after replace the lower arm by using clamp tools, no more premature problem!
If you use hammer to open the SS, you will damage the lower arm joins' rubber cover without notice.
And during rainy days, the join will get kill by the rain water.
Yeah...I know this issue...that's why I'm searching for workshops that do this kinda repair without resorting to too much brute force...anyways, I'll be reverting back to the original Macpherson so if there is anyone out there that wants to fix it and try SS, just give me PM! Hehe!
 

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canot repair.. only can change to halfcut item.. u cant find new parts as i know.. ahahha

izzit lower arm ball joint u mentioned?
Nope. Its more to do with the link from the absorber to the lower arm. Not sure which part it is though but its giving a metallic sound everytime I go over bumps or uneven roads.
 

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yup.. as bro levin 818 said.. those lower arm joint is the annoying parts which always killed by damaged cover..hahhahah


proper tools is important.. but if u know proper way to use hammer also will do. hahahha

good luck to u bro....
 

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CF,send ur car to khwong & he will do the rest :adore:
 

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if u're the lazy owner or use ur car in rough way mc pherson suspension system is more suitable for u..:biggrin:
1 set of mc pherson crossmember not very expensive only..it comes with lower arm too!:biggrin:
 

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all because malaysia road condition lar.....

the more sophisticated the suspension is, the more burden they must handle.....:rofl:
 

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Thanks for all your inputs. Have changed back to my old macpherson set kept in the storeroom for months. No noises now! Handling suffers though but I guess I can live with it. :) Tried asking for new parts from Wing Hin and a new super strut part will cost me thousands!
 

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icic.. wing hing got stock this all this part?

we lost another ss kaki...
 

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i think Jln Ipoh there can find those SS thing la .........:listen:
but need to order .....:P
 

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i think Jln Ipoh there can find those SS thing la .........:listen:
but need to order .....:P
what's the cost?

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icic.. wing hing got stock this all this part?

we lost another ss kaki...
they don't stock parts but you can order from them. would actually love to continue with the use of ss but its giving me too much problems already and cost me alot of money to maintain. still have all the parts in my house. when things are better...who knows? ;)