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Who here has replaced front struts?

With the more important repairs on my 07 now finished (engine swap, rebuilt power steering pump and new Gates hose assembly, replacing one of the sliding door outside handles, de-filthifying the interior) I am ready to move on to making the ride more comfortable.

At 112k miles the front struts are definitely shot. The parts supplier that our shop uses lists only one strut for the Entourage and that is the Monroe Expert Series. They list for something like $347 apiece which, IMO, is shockingly high for a bare strut. My price at wholesale is significantly cheaper than that, but still... I'm wondering what other owners installed and it they are happy with them.

Online suppliers of Hyundai parts show that genuine Hyundai struts run about $190 each but there would be significant shipping cost for such large and heavy items.
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Looks like the strut job will be on hold until I get the drivers side power sliding door to work again. See the PSD thread if you're interested in my sorry tale.
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With the more important repairs on my 07 now finished (engine swap, rebuilt power steering pump and new Gates hose assembly, replacing one of the sliding door outside handles, de-filthifying the interior) I am ready to move on to making the ride more comfortable.

At 112k miles the front struts are definitely shot. The parts supplier that our shop uses lists only one strut for the Entourage and that is the Monroe Expert Series. They list for something like $347 apiece which, IMO, is shockingly high for a bare strut. My price at wholesale is significantly cheaper than that, but still... I'm wondering what other owners installed and it they are happy with them.

Online suppliers of Hyundai parts show that genuine Hyundai struts run about $190 each but there would be significant shipping cost for such large and heavy items.
I see several options for the Entourage on RockAuto...Gabriel, KYB, Monroe, Sachs. $65 - $115. Comparable to what I paid for struts for my Mazda MPV, and shipping was reasonable (likely around $10 to Pennsylvania for a pair of struts). They frequently run rebate on shocks and struts so keep an eye for that - you might get a $25 - $50 rebate.
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Just did 4 corners with KYB from Rockauto. Very happy with the result with a much more comfortable ride and suspension noise is gone. It wasn't a difficult job either. Currently there is a $60 rebate as well.
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I've been buying most of may parts off Ebay for the 2007 Entourage. Much cheaper in the long run and I've replaced a bunch in the last year.
Stabilizer links.
Hub assemblies
Front Struts
Front calipers with rotors etc.
rt. front cv axle
Front ABS sensors
Driver's side power door motor.
Rear wiper motor.

I'm thinking that keeping a vehicle when it reaches 150k miles isn't a good plan.
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