In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 
Direct Fit

Direct fit replacement; not only will the part fit correctly, but it will function correctly.  Many competitors combine applications to cut down on the amount of parts they have to carry. This can result in the following issues: incorrect vehicle height, poor response and an uncomfortable ride.

Rigorously Tested

Rigorously tested and made from higher quality materials than the competition. Our parts are built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts. 

Trouble-Free Install

Trouble-free install includes the matched parts needed to get the job done. New mounts, bearings, springs and hardware will provide a better ride for your vehicle and save you time from not having to do the job again because a used part failed afterwards.

Matched Parts

When you buy the kit pre-built by us, you can be sure that the parts are matched for optimum performance.  Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same, so mixing and matching can result in fit issues and potentially decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

When you buy one of our kits, you not only save money over buying the parts individually, but you also save time having to search for all of the different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

    We recommend that you get an alignment after finishing this repair

  1. step : Loosening the Struts (1:24)
    • Pry up the three trim caps on the cowl panel
    • Loosen the three 14mm nuts on the strut
  2. step : Removing the Wheel (2:11)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  3. step : Removing the Stabilizer Link (1:52)
    • Remove the 12mm bolts from the strut
    • Hold the upper stabilizer link stud with a 19mm wrench
    • Remove the upper nut from the stabilizer link with a 17mm socket and ratchet
    • Hold the lower stabilizer link stud with a 19mm wrench
    • Remove the lower nut from the stabilizer link with a 17mm socket and ratchet
    • Pull off the stabilizer link
  4. step : Removing the Strut (4:54)
    • Remove the lower 22mm bolt from the strut and knuckle
    • Pull up on the cowl panel
    • Remove the three 14mm nuts the rest of the way
    • Shake the strut loose from the steering knuckle
    • Remove the strut
  5. step : Compressing the Spring (7:00)
    • Insert the spring compressors into place
    • Insert the 17mm wrench to the top shaft of the spring
    • Drive the HW6 Allen Bit into the shaft
    • Using another wrench for extra leverage, loosen the top strut bolt
    • Remove the top plate
    • Remove the dust boot
  6. step : Preparing the New Strut (9:25)
    • Compress the strut to remove the strap
    • Insert the dust boot to the new strut
    • Insert the wasters to the new strut
    • Insert the spring into place
    • Insert the top, bearing, and bearing plat to the new strut
    • Insert a washer to the top of the strut
    • Tighten the top strut nut by hand
    • Tighten the top strut nut with a 7mm socket and 18mm wrench
    • Loosen the spring compressors
  7. step : Installing the New Strut (12:40)
    • Insert the strut into place
    • Tighten the three 14mm nuts by hand
    • Insert the knuckle to the strut
    • Tighten the two 22mm bolts to the knuckle and strut
    • Torque the 22mm bolts to 120 foot-pounds
    • Tighten the 12mm and 10mm bolts to the strut brackets
  8. step : Reinstalling the Stabilizer Link (14:42)
    • Push the stabilizer link into place
    • Start the 17mm nuts by hand
    • Hold the upper stabilizer link stud with a 19mm wrench
    • Fasten the upper nut onto the stabilizer link with a 17mm wrench
    • Hold the lower stabilizer link stud with a 19mm wrench
    • Fasten the lower nut onto the stabilizer link with a 17mm wrench
  9. step : Reattaching the Wheel (15:07)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
  10. step : Tightening the Struts (15:46)
    • Push the cowl panel into place
    • Torque the three nuts on the top of each strut to 30 foot-pounds
    • Push on the trim caps to the cowl panel

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 6mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Strut Spring Compression Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench

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Fits well.Quick delivery.
This product fits really well. I bought the part as recommended my my mechanic. He installed it for me and said it fits in the vehicle very well. Free delivery was quick as well. It was at my door step a few days later with updated status of the delivery.

I was so impressed that I just ordered the Lower control arm. As first it says it will be delivered next week. After UPS updated the status, it will be at my house by Friday.

Keep up the good work in providing quality parts!
May 8, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
ease of installation works great great price of quality product
March 17, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
2003 Honda Pilot Strut and Shock Replacement
Ordered the struts and shocks and received them in about 4 days. Watched install video. Took me and my son 3.5 hours to replace the front struts and rear shocks. saved about $1750.00 not having the dealer do it. I am Extremely HAPPY !!!!
December 28, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Great product...would buy again....price is great also
March 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great videos!
The products are great and perform better. I received everything I needed for the project and I still can't believe the free shipping. The how to videos were spot on and made the job easy as I felt confident in what to do and how to do it. Thanks again for the great products and invaluable insights. Will definitely come back when I need more parts
March 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Who is the manufacturer of the struts and shocks?
Jacko on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are our 1A Auto brand parts.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2002 Acura MDX Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set
  • 2003-2008 Honda Pilot Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set

This part replaces:

  • OE # 52610S0X305
  • OE # 52610S0XA04
  • Hollander 527-60049L
  • Hollander 527-60048R
  • Monroe 181452
  • Monroe 181451
  • Monroe 171452
  • Monroe 171451
  • Monroe 37218
  • KYB 344353
  • KYB SR4169
  • KYB SR4168
Part #: 1ASSP01114


How-to Video:

(16:46 min)