hey everyone. I'm thinking about the KYB GR-2s because i need new struts bad. the best deal i have seen is at tirerack.com but when i think about it, since it comes with a lifetime warranty, what if it goes out... then where do i go to get a new replacement? do i have to send it back to tirerack or go to a service center? lastly, do they give you a new strut right away because it doesnt seem to make any sense since my car will have no struts when i take them off to get a new one. Thanks for helping me clarify this.
Shox.com is much cheaper than the tirerack for KYBs, I got mine through them and would highly recommend them to anyone.
If the warranty concerns you, then go to a local store. However, most warranties only cover the replacement parts, not the labor. The parts are cheap, the labor is very expensive, so I wouldn't be too concerned about the warranty.
Struts are (edit: a structural) part of the suspension, you won't be able to drive the car w/o them. You could theoretically drive your car w/o shocks, because they don't support anything structurally. Although I would never recommend doing that!!!