Hmm, I went the OEM assembly route for maybe $440 for the fronts and got new springs out of the deal. I think it's worth the few extra bucks especially in the salt belt.sedate_driver said:I had my indie replace them since they were too big for my spring compressors. Cost about $45. Total parts cost from Tirerack for all four plus front shock mounts was $314 before tax and shipping. I also got new fasteners from the dealer for about $75 and changed them out too.
I hear you about the salt. My dealer quoted a much higher cost for the whole assembly. My springs seemed fine but the fasteners and sway bar links looked questionable so got changed too.OdyinNH said:Hmm, I went the OEM assembly route for maybe $440 for the fronts and got new springs out of the deal. I think it's worth the few extra bucks especially in the salt belt.
Try the KYB's for the rear. I know DirkDaddy thought they were too firm but I like the new ride.radar_007 said:I put in a set of rear Monroe Sensa Trac's in May after replacing the Front Strut Assy's. The rear seemed soft after only replacing the struts. However, I still found the Sensa Tracs even softer than the original Honda shocks after 157,000 km and to top it off I checked yesterday and both shocks a leaking. I am taking them back and putting the old ones back on. I will go with the OEM's but not Monroes.