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  • MrShift@Edmunds 07/23/11 4:06 pm PST

    I think for everyday needs these would be more than fine. If you are a real corner-carver, or carry heavy loads or lots of passengers, or you are interested in really long life, then you might consider bumping up to Koni or Bilstein. Twice the price and top o' the line.

  • Stever@Edmunds 07/23/11 5:51 pm PST

    Aftermarket shocks are typically a "one size fits all" application and rarely are tailored for a particular vehicle. OEM shocks are designed by the manufacturer for a particular vehicle, and often the shocks are tailored for different trim lines of the same vehicle.

    I like the theory of replacing your original shocks with another set of OEM shocks.

    This is my favorite forum post on the subject - Shocks.

  • jmccthy 10/08/12 5:45 pm PST

    1. yes
    2. I changed both front struts on my es300 with OESpectrum
    3. I am starting to notice a good ride and good handling after break in
    4. Very pleased so far, it has been a week since the install!


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