The front struts won't bottom out any earlier because the spacer is not put in the bottom or top of the coil spring of the strut; it's bolted on top of the strut mount. If you are bottoming out a front strut on an R51, you're simply driving it too hard!Neeginan wrote: ↑Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:15 pmYeah, I was talking about the front when I was talking about bottoming out. With a strut extension spacer, up-travel is restricted when the shock assembly bottoms out earlier. Down travel over extension can be an issue as well. It seemed to us like 1 inch would be no problem.
Of course, we could be wrong. Only one way to find out I guess!
If you are looking for a "quick strut" assembly, your options are somewhat limited to stock replacements. I always felt the front struts from the factory were pretty good. You say you want something a little stiffer, but is that because your current struts are a bit worn and not as stiff as you'd like? Basically, what I'm saying is that maybe new, stock strut assemblies would be "stiffer" than how your current struts are now? Both KYB Strut-plus and Moog quick-struts (both available at Rockauto for around $100 and both carry a limited-lifetime warranty) are good, stock replacements. The Bilstein B6 4600 front strut is listed as "heavy duty" and the Rancho RS9000XL is an adjustable and allows you to tune the strut, however, neither comes as a "quick-strut" assembly.jlocal wrote: ↑Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:19 pmHello guys, interesting info here. I don't want to hijack any thread here, but since this is about suspension, I'm wondering about my front. My Pathy had 98 thousand miles and was driven hard. I replaced my rear with Moog springs and Bilstein shocks. Can anyone recommend something for the front. I'm looking for a complete set, springs and shocks together. Maybe slightly stiffer from stock. Appreciate any help. Thanks, John