Strut or strut/mount replacement

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:53 PM
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I picked up my 2006 2WD Highlander from the shop for an oil change and my mechanic recommended strut mount replacement as the ones on there now are the original ones. The car has over 114,000 miles on it and has always run beautifully. My mechanic recommended mount replacement and to reuse the strut. Any windows onto previous experiences out there?
 
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:59 PM
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I need to amend my post.. of course the struts will be replaced! It is the spring and bellows that my mechanic is recommending be reused.
 
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by happy highlander View Post
I need to amend my post.. of course the struts will be replaced! It is the spring and bellows that my mechanic is recommending be reused.

I would say you'd be fine reusing the old spring and bellows as I often reuse the strut mount on top as well (depending on the condition of the bearing). I would also suggest doing them in pairs (front or rears) and use OEM Toyota parts if you want to maintain the same factory ride you're used to.
 
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:26 PM
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I ended up replacing all 4 struts. My mechanic recommended not using Toyota struts but Kyobi instead. Thanks for posting!
 
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by happy highlander View Post
I ended up replacing all 4 struts. My mechanic recommended not using Toyota struts but Kyobi instead. Thanks for posting!

Never heard of Kyobi struts, did you mean KYB?

If so those are good as well but they tend to be a bit stiffer than stock.
 
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