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I and others have had good success with the KYB struts. There may be some who have tried KYB quick struts without problem, but there have been huge problems with other brands of quick struts due to issues with the strut mount/bushings (bare struts in the name brands are apparently OK, combined with OEM strut mount/bushings). Could save some $$ on OEM strut mounts/bushings by getting new-old stock on ebay.
I haven't checked in a couple of years, but Rock Auto used to put the KYBs on wholesaler clearance occasionally at huge savings. I and others have hit that with no problems on the parts.
Replace the upper and lower spring cushions with aftermarket (not OEM). Moog or Monroe (I forget which - maybe both?) makes them - good material. The OEM ones fall apart after a couple or 3 years.
Do not use the aftermarket (Dorman) subframe bushings. If possible, get the poly's - there is a thread with a source - top quality poly material - not sure if they are still available - when I talked to him a couple of years ago, he said he had some still on the shelf, but was not making them anymore (no demand) - so he might be out by now.
What shape are your tension strut bushings and control arms (frame attachment bushing and ball joint) in?
Sway bar bushings and end links?
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