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Which struts should I get?

I am looking to get some new struts because mine are well passed their life and I was wondering what would be best for me. I daily drive this car and I don't exactly drive hard, I am looking for something that is very comfortable. I noticed people recommending the Koni Orange but is that too much of an overkill for me? I don't mind spending the money for them but I would much rather have something cheaper like the KYB struts from RockAuto. I am open to other options. Thank you
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I installed Bilstein shocks and love the ride. A little stiffer than factory shocks but a very comfortable ride and more stable in corners. Lifetime warranty too. @ $121 per its a great shock

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I am looking to get some new struts because mine are well passed their life and I was wondering what would be best for me. I daily drive this car and I don't exactly drive hard, I am looking for something that is very comfortable. I noticed people recommending the Koni Orange but is that too much of an overkill for me? I don't mind spending the money for them but I would much rather have something cheaper like the KYB struts from RockAuto. I am open to other options. Thank you
Lots of choices. Depends if you are lowered, how you drive, and comfort level. Price comes after that.

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KYB is a perfectly fine brand replacement. Anything from a real brand will work honestly.
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Kyb excel g, are inexpensive and a solid upgrade over the old oem shocks. I am happy with mine.
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Same as others posted, the KYB's are nice shocks. I just recently (in the last 5k miles) put on KYB GR-2s/Excel-Gs from Rockauto and can't complain. Don't use their top strut mounts though, stick with OEM.
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I bought the cheapest TEINS I could get my hands on because on my DD i really don't care all that much. I also figured cheap ones would not be stiff. They ride ok. However, TEIN my box was missing a couple of washers and miscellaneous and TEIN is making me pay for it.

I bought them through amazon and of course, they recommend we buy from the dealers directly....only after you've had problems and call in complaining. I am beyond disappointed by their lack of accountability. Anyway....if you are looking for cheap, I haven't had them long but so far they don't seem too bad.

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Tein just released the endurapro for the is300. I would try those out.

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Not on the same boat as others. I do not recommend KYB struts. I have had them on two different IS's (One wagon, and one sedan). The struts don't seem to last very long and I had bad experience on both of them. I had problems with control arms hitting the top of strut tower at stock height. putting stocks back on fixed it. That's just my experience though
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If your priority is comfort then you want "gas assisted" shocks, which most are.

The gas absorbs all the little bumps and vibrations, but at the cost or response when cornering, since it has to first compress before the hydraulic fluid takes effect.

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just get coilovers nuff said , plus you can lower / maintain factory ride height. for the amount of money in new struts you might as well upgrade while your at it . may i suggest cx racing coilovers or tein ?

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