Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southern Ca
Car: 00 OB 07 OBXT
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I bought my struts from just-suspension on E-bay.
For me they were the cheapest due to free shipping and no tax [out of state]. No issues with them, sent what the advertised and it was cheaper than all but one other place I CA but the tax made them more expensive.
When you buy a strut, you generally get just the strut but, that is the bottom strut housing and cartridge in one unit. Some struts have replaceable cartridges, the one for mine does not.
So, if you buy just the strut, they will reuse the top spring housing, spring, bump stop, top mount, bolts, dust boot, etc.
Look at this picture, the strut is #33 that's what you get when you buy a rear strut. The other stuff like the mount, the boot are separate parts you would have to order. You may not "need" them but only taking it apart and examining it wil tell you that. I bought new mounts just because I've run in to worn/frozen bearings in other cars in the past and didn't want to be half way through and have to wait to get new ones.