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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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Whats the difference between shocks & struts??

I'm looking to replace my stock suspension for my 00 Honda Accord 4 cyl. I found some Tokico shocks I like but I'm not too sure if they will fit. I took my car to a mechanic and he says my car have struts. Do anyone know where I can buy a set of struts from?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 11:56 AM   #2
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different word, same term.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #3
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i believe that our cars have struts since the springs coil around the strut body. shocks are for cars that have the shocks by themselves and the spring is located next to it like the rear of g35 and 350z.
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Old June 9th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #4
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so 6gen accord carry struts all around and not shocks? I see so many brands carry struts & shocks together such as Tokico, K sport, and etc.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #5
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i think the two are interchangeable as i have seen people use both to refer to it, i was just giving my definition of it.
just look at the website of the company and see which parts are for your car. can't go wrong with that.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #6
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I was doing some research and it looks to me that 6gen sedans carry struts all around. Now the problem is finding suitable struts for the front and rear.
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kyb gr-2 are like stock replacements, i had them with h&r sport before and it rode comfortable.
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Old June 11th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #8
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but aren't those shocks instead of struts?
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Old June 12th, 2010, 01:12 AM   #9
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doesnt matter man, when u shop most sites will label them the same shocks/struts all you have to worry about is making sure you order them for you car model and year. Its like a laptop and notebook same thing different name. Like inthikmelody said when u get techinical shocks and stuts a different but when u buy them u will get what works on ur car.
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