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replacing front struts

my front driver side strut was bent so the shop i took it to put a crappy used one the car, the passenger strut is in good condition so the questiuon is should i try to find a used one of should i just order new koni's from paragon?
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Bent cartridge or housing?
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put them on in pairs two fronts, two rears, of the same manufacturer.

I recently installed new OEM Boge gas units on my '84, it wasn't too bad of a job, and the rears were a walk in the park. The fronts took some time and I actually had a buddy give me some help too.

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Should always match the inserts when replacing one of the struts. If both had considerable mileage then replace both of them.

I had a strut that was bent so bad I could not get the insert out.
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Make sure you go in for an alignment after working on any part of the suspension including the front struts.
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I love doing alignments They pay 2hrs, an it only takes about 45 mins - 1hr
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just put in pwr steering rack and got new strut inserts for $30 each.

my trusted shop quoted me $200 on labor which sounds about right
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