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anyone know a shock brand name equivalent to Honda OEM with same specifications or ride quality compared to original
 

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+1 for KYB. Happy with mine.

You can get them here for a decent price. And then don't forget your PIloteers discount.

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@plplplpl was recommending the forum fav : RockAuto.com
Thanks for your recommendation I did order a pair of KYB for the rear of my Pilot good price on rock auto.com even better than eBay or Amazon, I didn’t see how or where to enter the discount code for Piloteers though maybe bc they were on sale
 

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Thanks for your recommendation I did order a pair of KYB for the rear of my Pilot good price on rock auto.com even better than eBay or Amazon, I didn’t see how or where to enter the discount code for Piloteers though maybe bc they were on sale
You enter it when placing your order, in the box that says, "How did you hear about us?"

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It's kind of easy to miss when you're going through the ordering process. The first couple of times I used them, it happened to me and then I slapped my forehead like in the old "I could've had a V8" commercials.
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Thanks for your recommendation I did order a pair of KYB for the rear of my Pilot good price on rock auto.com even better than eBay or Amazon, I didn’t see how or where to enter the discount code for Piloteers though maybe bc they were on sale
The discount code is entered onto a dumb spot that should have been labeled promo code but whatever. Rock Auto has great prices but make sure your order is absolutely correct as there is minimal to no online assistance.
 

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Also, don't make the mistake I once made there. I ordered some parts well in advance of a job so they'd be there when I was good and ready. If you need to return something after their 30-day window (they print the date in big font on your receipt), you will be SOL* after their cut off date
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Are these the same shocks front and rear, just move the spring from the old shock to the new one on the fronts?
For my TLC project as a non-mechanic it was faster, easier and more importantly safer to buy the front struts with springs already loaded. IMO working with compressed springs leaves very little room for error especially for the novice, DIY, non-mechanic. One could have a shop transfer the old spring to the new strut if desired but then the other parts may be worn out too....something to consider
 

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For my TLC project as a non-mechanic it was faster, easier and more importantly safer to buy the front struts with springs already loaded. IMO working with compressed springs leaves very little room for error especially for the novice, DIY, non-mechanic. One could have a shop transfer the old spring to the new strut if desired but then the other parts may be worn out too....something to consider
SO do you think that the actual original springs lose its form enough to change this out as well?

Does the kit come with all the hardware necessary?
 

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SO do you think that the actual original springs lose its form enough to change this out as well?

Does the kit come with all the hardware necessary?
Depending on the age and mileage the springs could have some sag. The complete KYB struts I used came with 3 new top mounting nuts and you reuse the big knuckle to strut bolts. If you have significant rust the sway bar end links might be worn/cracking and rusted on requiring replacement.
 

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I recently replaced the struts and shocks on my moms Altima with KYBs quick struts. They were awesome. Super easy to change, and yes it came with all new hardware. I just ordered new rear shocks for my pilot. Sadly the front quick struts are out of stock. I signed up for the mailing list but I haven’t been notified since then.
 

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2005? KYBs fronts seem to be in stock here...

2005 HONDA PILOT 3.5L V6 Strut / Coil Spring / Mount Assembly | RockAuto


and rears here...

2005 HONDA PILOT 3.5L V6 Shock Absorber | RockAuto


Don't know why they're not available as a kit??

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Depending on the age and mileage the springs could have some sag. The complete KYB struts I used came with 3 new top mounting nuts and you reuse the big knuckle to strut bolts. If you have significant rust the sway bar end links might be worn/cracking and rusted on requiring replacement.
Yes this is the reason why I am looking. This is a 2004 from the Midwest and have never replaced anything in the suspension but been noticing jarring bumps lately (maybe I am just getting old lol), but also a thunk - found out to be a broken end link. Wondering if I should go out replace more than just the sway links.
 
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