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I carry around a lot of tools in my 2009 CRV, over between 4-500lbs. My old springs are tired and the back is hanging low. I have ordered some springs from Eaton that are rated at 18% above OEM without any significant lift. My mechanic and I agree that I should probably replace the shocks while he's got everything apart.

What do you all recommend for this application? I see KYB gets a lot of love here, is that the way to go or are there some less expensive options?


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Rob
 

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I have used KYB's before, been happy with them, no complaints. I don't know who supplies Honda OE, at one time Toyota used them as OE, not sure about lately, OE and replacement versions usually differ in the valving.
 

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I carry around a lot of tools in my 2009 CRV, over between 4-500lbs. My old springs are tired and the back is hanging low. I have ordered some springs from Eaton that are rated at 18% above OEM without any significant lift. My mechanic and I agree that I should probably replace the shocks while he's got everything apart.

What do you all recommend for this application? I see KYB gets a lot of love here, is that the way to go or are there some less expensive options?


thanks,

Rob
That's a lot of weight, and I am assuming those tools are always in the V. So, this is basically commercial use, back and forth between job sites carrying tools. I don't believe Honda OEM are made for such use. I would go with a reputable brand (I don't know which) rated for such application. Cheap/under-rated shocks can result in more expensive damage to the vehicle and posssibly to your tools if they get tossed a lot.
 
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