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Old 03-26-2017, 11:57 AM   #1
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Recommend Replacement Shocks/Struts

Girlfriends car is in need of new suspension, about 116k, she's only put about 8k, on the current set and they're leaking pretty bad.
What brands would you guys recommend? Just a normal daily driver, nothing special. Was thinking just some autozone replacements, but thought I'd ask first!
It's a 2001 Focus Sedan


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For a daily driver, KYB or Monroe will work just fine.

If all 4 are leaking, it's probably about time to replace springs as well.

I usually recommend the Monroe "Quick-Strut" for people planning to do the work themselves as they come pre-assembled with new springs and ready to install. For about $10 more, you can get the KYB "Strut Plus" which also comes pre-assembled with new springs. Then just find the matching rear shocks.
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Adding onto what sykozis said...

I used the KYB Strut Plus assemblies and been happy with them so far.
KYB SR4027 Strut Plus Complete Corner Unit Assembly (right-side)
KYB SR4028 (left-side)
Bought these via amazon.

Replaced the rear shocks with matching KYB GR-2 shocks. Bought these local.

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Where did you end up finding the whole KYB assembly? Or did you buy springs separate?
All the excel G assemblies I've come across are the strut only with no spring.
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Nvm now I see you used the "strut plus"
Maybe I should read before posting... lol
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