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Old 10-24-2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by doru View Post
If you do the suspension work, don't skimp on the hardware for the struts/shocks. The upper bearing mounts will fail, especially if the strut/shock is blown - there's more strain on them. Also, do yourself a favour and check the strut tower inside the engine bay. If you see any signs of mushrooming - your struts are almost 100% blown, because they bottomed out and started to deform the strut tower. There are reinforcement kits for that, and I kick myself for not installing those when I replaced my suspension (I didn't know about these at that time).
Can someone help me out with part numbers for:
1) hardware for the struts/shocks
2) Strut tower reinforcement kits
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