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Just as an FYI, if you have one of those cordless electric impact guns, the job of doing a non-quick strut becomes much more manageable. By far the worst part of the job is using the spring compressors, and the gun makes it so much easier. I managed to do the passenger side wheel bearing and strut, as well as reinstalling the driver's side strut, in just about 5 hours yesterday on my Spirit, by myself. In contrast, last summer, I did the driver's side strut (albeit incorrectly, which is why I had to take it out again) and wheel bearing in about 14 hours with the help of a friend. The cost saving still isn't that great over the quick strut, but if you're in a situation like I was, where I was given the struts only, having the impact gun makes the job much easier.
 

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Thanks for the tips B10alia.

I already have all the parts from Rock Auto, they ship really quickly. The quick struts came yesterday and the blades and tie rod ends today. I ordered these over the weekend so they didn't ship from IL and TX (2 different warehouses) until Monday. Hopefully they are what I ordered and I'll have them installed before my state inspection is due June 30. I'll update this thread after all is said and done.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed.
 

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Rear Mopar shocks in at former Dodge dealer, will pick up Tuesday after Memorial Day.
 

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Went to pick up the shocks and the boxes looked too long. They turned out to be air bags and they said either someone slapped the wrong sticker on the boxes or it was a picking error. That happened Tueday and they have been re-ordered.
 

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Rear shocks in, ready to rock and roll. Just need to set a service appt.
 
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