Complete Strut Assembly Replacement?

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Trucklet
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Complete Strut Assembly Replacement?

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So the 2003 Baja is getting broken in pretty well now at 235K and although the ride doesn't feel bad, I think I've more than gotten my money's worth out of the original struts. I'd like to replace them myself, but would like to get them as the complete assembly (strut, spring, mount) to make it easy on myself, since these don't require the use of a spring compressor. Monroe sells them as Quick Struts (but not for the Baja). Are there any such kits available for the Baja? I've searched, but before I give up and buy the individual components, thought I would ask if anyone here has found such a package for the 03 Baja (front and rear). Anyone...Bueller?
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Re: Complete Strut Assembly Replacement?

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So you mean struts and springs? I think you can use the same springs unless they are damaged. We havent put my new ones in yet but I bought struts and springs off amazon as well as boots (I think they were called). I got the ones for 04-06 baja since they have and extra inch of lift and were also cheaper. If you want I can post part numbers and amazon links if any of that would be helpful.
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Re: Complete Strut Assembly Replacement?

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It sounds like the OP wants quick-struts for ease of installation rather than worry about spring sag. That being said, I'd trust the OE Subaru springs more than aftermarket Indonesian copies. As far as the availability, those are strictly by sales frequency. Taurus, Impala, or other plebeian ride you can get them anywhere. Something with (relatively) low production numbers that caters to a more eclectic crowd and has a very low failure rate: no such luck.
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Re: Complete Strut Assembly Replacement?

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MrCrowley wrote: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:20 am https://bcracingcoilovers.com/products/ ... rs-dr-type

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one track mind much? coilovers aren't in the same category as replacement stock parts and certainly aren't the answer for everything.
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"You don't get to judge me for how I fix what you break"
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05 turbo 5mt vf39 and other STI bits, 3" turbo-back
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