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I have 172,000 and 14+ years on Original ( left Front spring just broke at bottom ) I just want stock OEM parts, no interest in lowering.
I priced some KBY G2's, acdelco springs, mounts, and bellows at rock auto for good price.
Is there any other places or brands that I would want to strongly consider to include? (watching for cost)
And what other suspension parts would I want to replace? bushings, sway bars, links etc.
I did a search on this but found almost everyone was either lowering or wanting a higher performance suspension, not me stock was fine until it gradually wore out.
Any advise would be helpful. (my car could last 20 years, but need to put some money into it now)
 

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I am in the same boat. 97 Sentra GXE 165k. This car is a commuter NOT AutoX. I have some bolt ons (I/H/E) and like to stoplight drag and listen to my music loud. My stock suspension is SHOT. Today I finally got new tires, on stock 13's. It was night and day. Tomorrow my plan is to pop new ball joints in. I am not sure on if the bushings are shot. I am assuming so due to the frost heaves and cars age.

I am pricing shocks/struts. The GR-2's are stock replacements. Although I have nat seen testing I am pretty sure they will be better than parts store generics. I am leaning towards them aswell. From the archives it looks like the tokicas are crap.

I too try and buy from Rockauto. I would buy those AC's and do the GR-2's. When I upgrade I will ask the suspension shop to give me advice. I always let them know that I buy my parts before hand to avoid the sales pitches. I would also try and "Bro-Down" with the tech. Offer the guy a 6 pack for good advice. Beer always makes friends!

Good luck and post your results!
 

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check your bushings for wear and replace as necessary.... i'd upgrade to poly urethane rather than replacing with rubber, but stock replacement is fine

and yeah, the KYBs are considered stock replacements... but apparently they're valved just a little differently than stock struts/shocks to compensate for other more worn suspension components... a KYB distributor told me this, so take it with a grain of salt :D
 
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