Need a opinion on this used shocks...

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  1. suenoz

    suenoz Well-Known Member

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    My front left shock is starting to go out and I am currently on a tight budget with everything that has happened in the last year and I am looking at used ones for a temporally fix until I get back on my feet and found this ones on ebay and want to know you guys opinion on this ones cus my current budget as of now is 200 dollars, thank you to whomever replies.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/272692447958?hash=item3f7dbc8ad6:g:nWYAAOSwJH1ZLFda
     
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    Have you tried a local junkyard
     
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    suenoz Well-Known Member

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    yup, but too many high mileage accords so, I'm worried about the quality of the struts themselves. I am going to stop by other one tomorrow that has more selection of hondas and see if I can find a low mileage accord with decent looking struts, if not I guess I can bite the bullet and order those on ebay.
     
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    If you can pull a strut assembly from a scrap yard I'd imagine with a spring compressor you can also change the strut itself.

    I used this when building my front and rear assemblies for my 8th Gen V6, no issues and worked great, would think it can handle the springs for the lighter 6th gen with ease:

    https://www.amazon.com/DASBET-Macph...23355582&sprefix=spring+compre,aps,281&sr=8-6

    And as for the struts themselves, you can get some pretty cheap struts from Rockauto, found these for... $5.88 lol:

    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinf...JFiV28HSPEdrokhV97y8pWHQDwAwktAeBzlNBjg9EIA==

    Can't imagine those are any good, but tight budget is tight budget, if they last a year or two until you can buy something better you'll now have the tool to change them yourself as well.

    They have better more expensive options as well.

    As well for what it's worth, the Acura TL was only ever built in Marysville, Ohio, it was exported to Japan and sold as the Inspire or Saber. For someone to then import that car back to North America and salvage parts off of it to then sell them as "JDM" parts makes almost no sense, but people will stick "JDM" in front of anything in pursuit of a sale.
     

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