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Can I put 07 struts on an 06? I noticed that the part numbers are different along with the spring part numbers being different. (Fronts) If they are interchangable can I then use the 07 SC struts on my 06 when I put either Eibach's or H&R's lowering springs? Is there that much differnce between the SC's and the EX's struts to warrant this change? If I can't or shouldn't use the 07's, should I get new 06's or Monroes, KYB's (if they are ever released). I have 54k on mine now and figured I might as well replace them when I put on the springs.

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the front left strut changed in 07 as the spring is right hand wound and on the 06 and prior both springs were left hand wound. if you were changing out the entire assemblies (strut, spring, tophats, etc) then they would bolt right up, but you cant interchange just the spring or strut etc. the sc suspension has a different spring rate in addition to the ride height being 1" lower. i dont think that there is much difference between the struts on the sc and the regular element for the 07-up model years. but even if you put struts for the 07 up on your truck you would then have to get the 07 up springs and rest of the assembly.
 

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Ok, thanks. So I should stick with oem 06 or aftermarket then. Any thoughts which would be the better way to go?
 

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do you need new struts now? if not and the kyb's arent out yet that i know of then you really arent gonna see a difference especially if you intension is to lower it. i had eibachs on my 04 which is the same set up af it would be on yours and the guy that still has it hasnt changed struts or anything out and it has been that way for 5 years now and still rides great.
 

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I probably don't need them, just figured since I had 54k miles and was taking it apart to put in the springs it would be smart (?) to replace them at the same time.

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all 07 passenger springs are opposite wound. they did this to improve bump steer issues. Also, the struts are all valved the same but the sc spring are shorter and some % of a higher spring rate. The KYB GR2 is supposed to be 10-15% higher damping rate over stock. I would have to check but I think the top caps are the same....only would need to make sure springs mate with struts.
 

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Don't waste your money if you are lowering the E. If you want a truly superior lowering solution go with the TEIN coilovers. I just got them and they are unreal. I should've went with them earlier!
 

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Don't waste your money if you are lowering the E. If you want a truly superior lowering solution go with the TEIN coilovers. I just got them and they are unreal. I should've went with them earlier!
Big difference in price between coilovers and a set of springs, even with new struts.
 

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i thought that it was the driver side?
you might be right. I would have to double check. but I thought it was the passenger side when I was crawling under random e's.
 
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