My GF has a 2006 Suzuki Reno which is the hatchback version of the more common Forenza. I worked out a trade with a local shop to swap some computer work for the labor of installing these and aligning the car. All 4 will be getting replaced.
The shop suggests replacing the coil springs with the strut and wants me to provide “readymount” or “complete strut assemblies” with the coil spring already installed. I know this would save him some labor but he also states that the coil springs are likely worn and that he HIGHLY suggests replacing them at the same time for best results. Is this him trying to get an easy job or accurate? Keep in mind that the struts have been bad on this car for over a year (since we have been dating) and were likely bad much longer than that. Of course I had to be the one who told her they were shot. You hit a bump and the rear of the car feels like it might reach orbit. Obviously the springs have been through more than their share of use because of the worn struts. What do you think?
It seems like she has experienced all the “normal” things with this car. I wish I had been around to tell her NOT to buy it. At least I changed the timing belt before it let go which is the worst issue these are known for.