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Thanks for welcoming me to this group.
I am an original owner of a 2001 CR-V EX with 140K miles. I believe the struts are original and would like to replace. I see this is a easy DIY project and I'm pretty handy. I am looking for a recommendation for replacement strut/spring combo for the fronts so the car rides like original. I just got new tires and front end bushings.
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the Monroe quick struts are good I have installed 100s or KYB, is that a reflector on the LR control arm on the 2001
 

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Yes, that is a reflector. Is that specific to 2001 only?
Thanks for the recommendation,
any other tips on the install?
 

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no problem,I think someone put it on never noticed it on the 1st gen ,starting on the 2nd gen in 02 they put 2 on the lower bumper then in 05 2.5 gen. they changed to a slimmer reflector ,it just caught my eye
 

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It's been there since new.
Getting back to the struts, any tips or pitfalls to install the monroe quicks?
 

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Usually the Monroe QuickStruts are good. Just be sure you keep your receipt as sometimes you get a Defective one. Get an alignment after installing them. Give it a couple of weeks for them to settle. Monroe are a bit stiffer than KYB.
 
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