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Old 08-25-2019, 01:34 PM
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Can I replace only the bad front strut or do I have to replace both??? the x3 has only 80K miles???
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:23 PM
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Shocks and springs should always be replaced in pairs to keep the car balanced from side to side.

If you are tight in funds you can use the Monroe oe spectrum ones from rockauto
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Replace the struts' top mounts too. Good to do the rear shock absorbers and their top mounts as well.
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