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2010 Matrix Is this OEM strut top mounting hardware?

... or is it Monroe aftermarket? Got a low speed clunk over small bumps, suspected top strut mounting plate and/or seals/bumpers, but the top of mine doesnt quite look like the OEM rendition. Wondering if its Monroe aftermarket known for these issues.

Current:
current_strut.jpg

OEM:
matrix_oem_strut.png
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Monroe is aftermarket OEM-like. KYB should be OEM though it won't be the same as OEM.

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Thanks. Can you tell from the shot if whats on there is the original OEM assembly? I dont see any markings.
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What trim level do you own?

The rust coating is less in comparison to the top of the strut. That indicates to me it was added later.

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thats stock top mounting hardware, its not part of the strut, as it sits above the chassis, not below it as part of the strut. I know this as i removed those same parts when i installed my TRD strut tower brace
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Thanks for the replies. Its a base trim level. Lack of dust covers made me wonder if oem. Hoping drivers side strut mount bolt might be slightly loose before considering its the bracket.
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