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I have a rear strut that is bad on my 1996 Outback. I am inclined to buy one from a salvage yard near by because they are usually VERY well priced, even compared to other yards. I am curious, should I change out both rear struts or can I just change out the one that is bad? I am still relatively new to the AWD world. I know even mismatched tires can be bad so I just want to be careful.

Any input on getting new vs used struts would be appreciated as well.

Thanks!
 

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(formerly) 03 H6 OBW , (presently) 06 WRX Sportwagon & 2021 Honda CR-V
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I'd get 2 new ones - check RockAuto or even Amazon .
 

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2010 OBW limited 2.5 CVT
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Why replace a bad strut with another bad strut? And yes, always replace in pairs (on the same end).
 
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