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Re: 210.000 km's do I need New shocks ?

Looking at the FSM procedure for the rear damper assembly, it calls for the lower arm B to be removed in order to change out the rear damper assembly. The process calls for a new locknut and 2 new flange bolts. Then, the 3 flange bolts that attach the upper portion of the assembly are spec'd for replacement too.

Looking at the reassembly portion of the damper assembly, the only component that I see that is spec'd for replacement is the self locking nut on top of the damper after it's all put back together. Of course any worn parts of the assembly should be considered for replacement too.

I expect the front would be similar. I can post screen shots of the process if needed. It's a bit more complex than just replacing a shock.

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I asked my mechanic, and he said that the statement was true.

If it was tire wear on the edges, it would be an alignment issue.

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CAPS for what ? aftermarket struts like KYB ? is that a good aftermarket brand id like to get as close as I can to OEM quality with half the price tag as possible lol
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I believe KYB makes OEM for Honda. Don't know if there may be slight differences other than price.



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that would make sense because I saw the front by KYB is USD 105.39 per side
and rears are 48$ per side

while OEM fronts are 93$ making OEM less expensive than KYB front makes no sense... lol
rear is 67$ per side
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Re: 210.000 km's do I need New shocks ?

Supply and demand. Between front and back, more fronts will probably be purchased at auto parts stores.
Honda dealerships push hard for deals that include replacing all 4.
So buy OEM fronts, and KYB rears!



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that would make sense because I saw the front by KYB is USD 105.39 per side
and rears are 48$ per side

while OEM fronts are 93$ making OEM less expensive than KYB front makes no sense... lol
rear is 67$ per side
?? What site are you looking on? The OEM Honda site you posted the link to in your first post shows the fronts at $193.76 and the rears at $107.89.

Rock Auto has the KYB fronts for $96.40 each and the rears for $49.59 each
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?? What site are you looking on? The OEM Honda site you posted the link to in your first post shows the fronts at $193.76 and the rears at $107.89.

Rock Auto has the KYB fronts for $96.40 each and the rears for $49.59 each
found another site that has it cheaper

http://www.parkhondaoemparts.com/par...iagram=4475195

thats OEM 93$ cheaper fronts while the KYB are more expensive

I might just get the KYB just so I odnt have to buy fronts from that site and rear KYB off a different site just stick with 1 site instead is best for me
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That's a good find.....added to my bookmarks!
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That's a good find.....added to my bookmarks!
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