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Old 08-09-2016, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Pre Assembled Front Struts in Canada?

Hello,

RE: 08 SX4 JLX

Does anyone know if new front struts are available in Canada and ideally preassembled with coils, bearing etc.?

I know there are struts on eBay but they're all shipped from USA and struts only.

Looks like an easy job and easier if preassembled

https://youtu.be/tk3oPjCTGAk

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Hello,

RE: 08 SX4 JLX

Does anyone know if new front struts are available in Canada and ideally preassembled with coils, bearing etc.?

I know there are struts on eBay but they're all shipped from USA and struts only.

Looks like an easy job and easier if preassembled

https://youtu.be/tk3oPjCTGAk

Thanks,
Andrew
Interesting ...

Just got back from our mechanic today, and he said NAPA quoted him $175 CDN per lower left and lower right control arm assembly which includes ball joints.

He couldn't find Strut mounts, however, so that's where we sit (can't find).
Sure, they're in the US, so then why not get them all there?

Because it will cost almost as much for shipping as for the parts!

From CARiD:
1. KYB Front Strut Mounting Kit for $28.85 x 2 = $57.70 (+$54.40 Ship)
2. Front Driver Side Lower Control Arm $64.36 = $64.36 (+$30.86 Ship)
3. Front Pass Side Lower Control Arm $64.36 = $64.36 (+$30.86 Ship)

Total $302.54 USD x 1.35 Exchange Rate = $408.43 CAD :-(
Remove those 2 Strut Mount kits, then just $296.29 CAD :-)

Ted
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Hi Andrew,

Disassembly of the strut/spring assembly is not too difficult. You really just need the spring compressor - a simple spanner operated on, rather than the fancy garage one in the video. I've done this job four times (not and SX4) and it's not too bad. For me, the hard bit was getting the two lower strut bolts loose. Needed heat and air-wrench in the end.
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