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      11-08-2018, 02:48 PM   #1
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Quick question about struts/ shocks

My service advisor recommended replacing my struts and shocks. I decided that whenever I needed to refresh my suspension I'd just use that as an opportunity to get coilovers. Are struts part of coilovers or would I still need to get struts?
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My service advisor recommended replacing my struts and shocks. I decided that whenever I needed to refresh my suspension I'd just use that as an opportunity to get coilovers. Are struts part of coilovers or would I still need to get struts?
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Why would you decide on something when you don't even know what it is?
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Struts and shocks are the gas-filled tubes that work with the springs in your suspension.

Coilovers is a term typically used to refer to a complete kit of shocks/struts/springs at minimum, and sometimes they also have extras (end links, top mounts, bump stops, etc).

Some coilovers can have adjustable height and/or dampening as well.
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Struts and shocks are the gas-filled tubes that work with the springs in your suspension.

Coilovers is a term typically used to refer to a complete kit of shocks/struts/springs at minimum, and sometimes they also have extras (end links, top mounts, bump stops, etc).

Some coilovers can have adjustable height and/or dampening as well.
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The answer is no. "Coilovers" replace the the strut(front) and spring/shock(rear) that you currently have.
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