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Old 05-16-2019, 05:55 PM   #1
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I need new rear springs, should I also replace the struts with KYB?

My 2007 AWD handles great and I dont want to change it, but... I load it with 400lbs of gear, which includes a dirtbike on a carrier occasionally and it sags pretty badly when I do.
I see that I can get stock rate Moog springs for under $100 and my stock struts are going strong at 200K miles.
But, I dont know how much longer they will last and think maybe I should do the struts at the same time.
In my experience OEM Honda suspension lasts forever.
All advice appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:40 PM   #2
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Lots of good info out there. Temp fix is Sumo springs.

https://www.elementownersclub.com/fo...highlight=sumo

Or do 1" rear lift with Franken struts
https://www.elementownersclub.com/fo...hlight=franken

I am trying to find stiffer springs for the Monroe quickstruts.
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I replaced ALL my shocks/spring/struts at one time (over a short period, anyway), then did a four wheel alignment. Also replaced the rear camber to one that adjusts. LOVE the drive-ability of it now!! The rear tires are MUCH straighter and NO SAG!! In other words - YES!! replace the springs at the same time!! You will (probably) be surprised at the difference. Good luck!!
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Or do 1" rear lift with Franken struts
https://www.elementownersclub.com/fo...hlight=franken
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400 lbs. of stuff sounds like a good candidate for Locksmith's CRV FrankenStrut setup... Just an opinion, of course, good luck with whatever option you choose...

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