Thanks for the replies. Are you referring to the bushing that is made into the top and/or bottom eyelet of the shock? The ones that the bolts go through?Typical symptom of a worn shock is bouncy rear end or heavy sway on corners. However, worn shock mount bushings could cause a clunk.
OEM are twice the price of aftermarket, and probably better quality. Aftermarket choices are Monroe and KYB. IIRC KYB gets better reviews than Monroe. Again IIRC, Monroe goes soft after a couple of years.
I've got an 04 also. Did OEM work for you?My Monroes did start leaking very quickly on an 04 Ody and I was noticing some sway at highway speeds with a load. I think they only lasted about 20K before I noticed the sway and leak. I'm going with OEM this time. Not worth the price diff.
My Oddy wast just send back from inspection due to leaking shock. Amazon have a good deal on these load adjusting sensatracs. How do you like them. Is there a big compromise in comfort when driving unloaded?I replaced with Monroe Sensatrac Load-adjusting Shocks - there is an extra coil springs around the shock for heavy load applications.