AT $140 X 4 EA THIS WOULD NOT BE THE ECONOMICAL CHOICE FOR ME. THEN AGAIN IF YOU HAVE THOSE "SEALED" UNITS THAT HAVE TO BE THROWN AWAY YOUR BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD SPOT.
I think that's for pair of them, so quite good deal.
Whenever I run across sealed struts that need to be replaced, I convert them into rebuildable units. This lets me use cheaper inserts and opens up a lot more options in variety of cartridges available from basic commuting to all-out racing multi-adjustable units.
First, I cut off tops of sealed struts and remove worn-out guts.
Then I cut off 5cm from old set of rebuildable struts for the threaded tube and gland nut. This particular piece came from a junkyard Volvo. Auto shops will often give you old struts for free, it's going in dumpster anyway. Use pipe-cutter to get nice even square cut.
Test fit your strut-insert and threaded section. May need to cut down strut-housing some more so that insert sticks out above threads ~2-3mm. Then weld threaded section onto your reclaimed sealed struts.
Some clean-up and paint and you've brand-new struts!!!
Now you can choose from much larger list of cartridge options:
- Gabriel/Monroe: basic commuting ~$120/set-4
- KYB: OEM quality and will last long time ~150/set-4
- PAX: basic adjustable unit (rebound)
- KYB AGX: performance adjustable unit (rebound) ~400/set-4
- Tokico Blue: performance unit
- Bilstein B6 Sport: high performance ~$600/set-4
- Tokico Illumina: performance adjustable ~600/set-4
- Koni Sport: performance adjustable (rebound) ~$700/set-4
- Koni Motorsport 8611: high performance adjustable (rebound and compression) ~$1500/set-4
- Ohlins: high performance 4-way adjustable (low/hi-speed rebound, low/hi-speed compression) ~$3000/set-4
- Penske: racing 6-way adjustable (low/hi-speed rebound, low/hi-speed compression, knee-points on both) $12000/set-4