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Thread: Shock/Strut replacement

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    08 Mazda5

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    Apr 2008

    Shock/Strut replacement

    I just changed out the shocks/struts on my 08 with 136k for the first time. The fronts were starting to leak a little and I figured with the mileage that the rears were due to. It has a slightly better/firmer ride now and less noise, particularly in the morning. Anyone here with more miles on their stock suspension?

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    2006 Mazda5 Touring

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    Feb 2013
    Glengary WV
    Did mine starting at the back at 168k, got the fronts finished at 172k. My stock stuff was beyond trashed, had to replace bushings and lateral links in the rear to get the rattling under control. My passenger side front strut acted like a slide whistle when i removed it. Im currently at 175k and she drives better than new with the Konis.
    Once I kick this "spend money on dumb shit" addiction I'm set... The Phen
    Killed by deer 3/2016 @221,000 miles much loved, and sorely missed

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