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you think its cheap for one strut? well KYB its just 68 and monroe 100 but then some other monroe model is like 125 . and some other Bilsteins goes for 100 and 120 . i guess better models or something but they all fits for SG forester X

for my outback prices similar KYB rear is like 67 and front 83, but there are no bilstein or monroe struts for outbacks somehow. plus springs monroe or KYB about 35-40 euros.
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@scalman I'm just looking for front struts at this stage. 83Euro is about AUD$130 so pricing not that different.
looking here: http://www.bilstein-shop.com/bilstei...r-p-36129.html the Bilsteins are up to 177Euro, or about AUD$280 each, and don't appear to be available in a front strut?
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Does your front struts feel bad or they swing too much or what other factors that you want to change them? I want to but im not sure should i do it like do i need
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Does your front struts feel bad or they swing too much or what other factors that you want to change them? I want to but im not sure should i do it like do i need
Shock absorber is leaking and makes a bit of a clunking sound when I go over bumps. Last time I had the car checked over (after doing a 1000k's on the new lift) Mechanic told me that it was geting pretty cactus - but would last until next service, which is due.
Plus I've got a split cv bootwhich definitely needs replacing so it makes sense to do both at once. Plus if you do one side, you should really do both I reckon.
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yeah sure better to change them both . you dont wanna one side be stiffer then other it would be dangerous to drive
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For your safety -> Change both struts at one time.
Dampers loose power over years and if you only replace one side it can be a safety risk. The car can behave totally unexpected....

The Koni insert solution Looks very good for my Point of view but ive never heard of it until now....will do a Research if this one is available for europe as well.

Very informative Video and thread!

Update:
Only KONI yellow (Sport) inserts available....and not directly for the Forester.....so no Option for me. Too bad they are not offering the FSD as inserts or the Heavy Track / Raid as inserts.

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but you may need new bump stops. That's those little yellow or white spongy things on the strut
Doug always replaces the bump stops when they change struts apparently.
Says for the price of doing it when doing the struts it's not worth not doing it, because if you need to do them later you have to spend all thatt ime again doing them (and thus cost for those who pay people to do it).

Haven't taken any pics, because there's not much to see - they're not a funky colour or anything, I might save that for the wheels!
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Yes i would change bump stops and dust boot covers too. Because you cant do it later. If new then its good point to put all new at least there.
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