I've tried installing them on a couple customer vehicles to save time before(a Chevy Cobalt and a Saturn Vue) and both times were garbage and ended up just replacing the struts with normal Carquest or OEM struts, and all new OEM strut bearings and strut mounts(all aftermarket bearings and mounts are crap about 80% of the time due to poor fitment or slightly larger tolerances, or just plain gritty bearings that still struggle when loaded) because I couldn't let a vehicle go with that crap on it.
To cite an example on the hardware problems... I had to replace strut mounts and bearings on an 05ish Impala... got a Strut-Mate brand kit... when installed the bushings in the strut mount were so oversized that the upper spring seat dragged on the upper strut mount so it refused to turn period by hand.
Not all applications are complete garbage... but in my experience aftermarket struts = OK as long as you use OEM mounts and bearings. The $ savings isn't worth needing to redo it 3 to 6 months later.
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2009 Mazda 3i Touring /// Hawk HPS front pads /// Goodyear Eagle GT 205/50R17 on stock wheels /// Ghetto fabulous filled motor mount
Guinea pig for Dynotronics tuning.