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Mazda 3 Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly

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REPLACEMENT SHOCK ABSORBER

Our REPLACEMENT shock absorber is manufactured from high quality materials and are built to match OE specifications at very affordable price. Get rid of your worn damper and restore your vehicle's steering precision and handling characteristics with this product. Backed by 1-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Features and Benefits:

  • Provides maximum safety and stability
  • Greatly improves passenger comfort in all road conditions
  • SKU#: ARBM280303
  • Brand: Replacement
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
  • Recommended Use: OE Replacement
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Fits the following Mazda 3 Years:
  • 2004-2009 | 4 Cyl 2.0L | i
  • 2005 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | SP23
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"So far so good. They have been installed for about 2000 miles and seem to be fine." posted by: dub on December 5, 2013

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KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G STRUT ASSEMBLY

This highly efficient Strut Assembly is an OE equivalents manufactured to recapture control and handling precisions to your vehicle. Sintered-iron pistons, guide rods and hard-chrome piston rods heighten this component's durability and longevity. With high pressure gas charge and dual tube designs, this KYB GR-2/Excel-G Strut Assembly underwent patented valve-checking and thorough OE-specific procedures to ensure minimal foaming and attain OE-like fitment that withstand rough driving circumstances.

Disclaimer: KYB now manufactures Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts to replace the Silver GR-2 series. Due to availability reason, there may be a possibility of you ordering the silver but receiving the black version or vice versa. Black Excel-G Shocks and Struts do not vary from those of their Silver GR-2 counterparts in terms of performance and quality.

  • SKU#: KY334700
  • Brand: KYB
  • Type: Strut assembly
  • Color/Finish: Silver/Black (Depends on the availability; See Product Info)
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Mazda 3 Years:
  • 2012 | 4 Cyl 2.0L | GS-SKY
  • 2010-2012 | 4 Cyl 2.5L | GT, S
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"Excellent ride after replacing my blown front struts with theses. Prompt service from APW! And when the discount coupon I tried to use didnt work they credited me with it anyway several days later." posted by: prospero on December 25, 2013

"I was expecting better performance and I did NOT get it. These are OEM replacements. They are NO BETTER than than stock. You should spend some more and get KYB's next step up or a completely different brand unless you are just doing regular repairs." posted by: mazda306 on March 18, 2012

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MONROE OESPECTRUM STRUT ASSEMBLIES

Monroe OESpectrum Strut Assemblies are engineered using Tenneco Exclusive Twin Technology Active Control System. Specialized for foreign nameplate, these twin-tube dampeners have advanced internal damping control design with Impact Control Valve (ICV) that provide exceptional handling in any driving condition, and a patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston that isolate impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.

Item Details:

  • 0.5 in. piston rod diameter
  • 1.19 in. bore
  • 6.75 in. damper travel
  • 11.75 in. body length
  • SKU#: TS72264
  • Brand: Monroe
  • Fit Note: Hatchback, FWD, Sedan, FWD
  • Type: Strut assembly
  • Color/Finish: Black
  • Product Fit: Direct Fit
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Damping Type: Non-adjustable
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Fits the following Mazda 3 Years:
  • 2012-2013 | 4 Cyl 2.5L | GT, S
  • 2012 | 4 Cyl 2.0L | GS
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BILSTEIN – B6 HD SHOCK ABSORBERS AND STRUTS

B6 heavy duty shock absorbers and struts by Bilstein are the least expensive yet most effective way to improve your passenger car’s suspension. They utilize gas pressure technology and a monotube design that far surpasses the quality level of any competitive shock absorber on the market. Bilstein, built on the principal of developing the absolute best shock systems in the world, is known internationally as the preeminent aftermarket manufacturer and OEM supplier of shock absorbers and suspension componentry.

  • Completely redefines vehicle handling, performance and your comfort
  • Made exclusively for passenger cars
  • Monotube style and gas-pressurized technology
  • Makes vehicle handle like a sports car with the added benefit of improved safety
  • Direct fit
  • Direct replacement for old or OEM shocks
  • Includes strut assembly
  • Bilstein is world-renowned for its superior shock absorbers
  • SKU#: BIL24215220
  • Brand: Bilstein
  • Fit Note: With 0 in. Lift/Drop
  • Type: Shock absorber
  • Color/Finish: Yellow
  • Quantity Sold: Sold Individually
  • Recommended Use: Street Performance
  • Anticipated Ship Out Time: Same day - 1 business day
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Fits the following Mazda 3 Years:
  • 2008-2009 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | GT
  • 2007-2009 | 4 Cyl 2.3L | Mazdaspeed
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The shock absorbers and strut assemblies on your Mazda 3 let you enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride that is free from any unnecessary shake and wobble even when driving on rough roads. Installed on the front and rear wheels, the shocks and struts support the weight and every movement of your car, which exposes them to the everyday wear and tear of driving. That's why it's important to keep your shock absorbers and strut assemblies in top condition. Always pay attention to excessive bouncing while driving your car because it's usually the first sign that the shocks and struts are starting to fail. Should you feel this kind of discomfort, quickly replace your Mazda 3 shocks and struts for a pleasing driving experience.

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  • Besides taking note of excessive bouncing, what are other ways to know whether the shock absorbers and strut assemblies installed on the Mazda 3 are failing?
    Answer: Doing the standard push-and-release test on the rear of the Mazda 3 will give an idea on the condition of the shocks and struts underneath. If the rear end bounces more than once after getting released from the push down, the shocks and struts may already be close to needing a replacement. Another test to gauge the condition of the shock absorbers and strut assemblies is by speeding up on a safe and car-less area then making a full hard stop. If the Mazda 3 experiences pronounced nose-diving, it's advised to have the suspension system examined for any signs of wear.
  • How dangerous is a leaky shock absorber or strut assembly installed on the Mazda 3?
    Answer: If a leaky shock or strut is left attached in the suspension system of the car, the hydraulic fluid inside will spread toward nearby components and affect the overall curving and braking performance of the Mazda 3. Worse, this may result to a frozen shock or strut that will leave the car without its anti-shock abilities and may also break the other connected components of the suspension system. Driving without replacing a leaky shock or strut poses a threat of various kinds of road accidents, be they a head-on collision, a fender bender, or a cliff accident.
  • How long will a DIYer take to replace the worn shock absorbers and strut assemblies on the Mazda 3?
    Answer: The time required for this replacement heavily depends on the DIY skills of the driver. After all, the shocks and struts on the Mazda 3 are easy to remove. The replacement process for both the front and rear may take a first-time DIYer about 30 minutes while an expert can finish the job in lesser time.