Hello from Hephzibah, ga.

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First Sargeant
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Hello from Hephzibah, ga.

Postby First Sargeant » January 18th, 2018 01:01 AM

My name is Julio. I am retired from the military and from teaching at a community college. For the last 25 1/2 years our daily driver has been a 1992 Accord wagon EX. We love the car and we have a lot of fond memories of the car. It is stock, but 2 years ago I made the mistake to install Honda sedan shocks ( Honda dealer told me that the wagon shocks were not longer available) The rear ones are gone/bad. The front ones are still descent , but just does not feel right when we drive it unless it has a full tank of fuel. The car has all new rubber suspension bushings, all ball joins are good and it has a fresh wheel alignment done by Honda dealer. I need to install new shocks all around. What do you recommend? I do not do any sport driving or spirited driving and do not intend to lower the car. Glad to meet all of you and thank you for the help.

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Re: Hello from Hephzibah, ga.

Postby LokRobster » January 23rd, 2018 07:30 PM

For stock shocks replacements, go with a mid-to-high quality type. Every auto parts listing basically treats sedan and wagon and the same now, so you won't find wagon-specific shocks. If you're paying $50 for each shock, it's probably weak low quality stuff. According to my buddy that manages a Pep Boys shop, a good quality modern strut is at least as good as OEM - and strong enough to handle a wagon's weight. that's why no one offers the wagon specific anymore.

About 2 years ago I got KYB shocks (the spring/strut assembly) on my 97 wagon (about $100-$120 per corner on RockAuto) and they were pretty good, i'd do those again.

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LokRobster
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Re: Hello from Hephzibah, ga.

Postby LokRobster » January 23rd, 2018 07:31 PM

aaaand i'm sure you noticed the lack of activity on our wagon boards.... lol

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Re: Hello from Hephzibah, ga.

Postby First Sargeant » January 25th, 2018 04:27 PM

LokRobster, Thank you for the advise/help. I suppose the lack of activity is mainly due to not too many accord wagons were made and that very few are still around. I know of only one 1992 accord LX wagon in my the area. In the last ten years or so I have only seen a 1991 and a 1995 wagons in the junk yards between Augusta and Atlanta. Thank you again for the help.