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Old 04-28-2021, 03:54 PM #1
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Quick Front shock/spring question

Iíve got new springs and shocks for my 4runner. The parts Iím replacing may very well be original. One thing that I donít have are the strut retainers and cushions. They didnít come with the bilstein shocks. Should I go ahead and reuse the old ones or get new ones? Ideally new ones would be best but ordering them looks like it may take a week and my rig is torn apart. I can get by without it if need be but the old parts donít look ďtoo badĒ, so maybe Incan reuse them?

Anybody ever done shocks/springs but reused old parts and had good or bad luck with it?

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Iíve got new springs and shocks for my 4runner. The parts Iím replacing may very well be original. One thing that I donít have are the strut retainers and cushions. They didnít come with the bilstein shocks. Should I go ahead and reuse the old ones or get new ones? Ideally new ones would be best but ordering them looks like it may take a week and my rig is torn apart. I can get by without it if need be but the old parts donít look ďtoo badĒ, so maybe Incan reuse them?

Anybody ever done shocks/springs but reused old parts and had good or bad luck with it?

Thanks for your help -
When I put my 4600s on I was in the same situation. My top hat and bushings were still good looking so I reused them. That was 100,000km ago now and soon it will be time to do it again.
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Well heck if theyíve lasted that long for you, maybe Iíll just reuse these!
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So I ended up going with an alternate solution: I went to AutoZone and got 2 cheap Duralast front shocks and am using the parts from those. I wish Bilstein had included them
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