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Replacing Shocks and struts at same time?

I have a 2002 GT that recently started having rear end issues. My car is not lowered, but when I hit a bump, I can hear the rear end of the car scraping. I don't think its bottoming out, but am concerned that I need new shocks. My question is: Should I replace the front struts when I replace the rear shocks? Or should I just replace the shocks and leave the stock struts? Are the Tokico HP's a good set of struts/ shocks? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

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The Tokico's are definitely an upgrade. It depends how much money you want to spend though. Koni STR.T is another good budget shock/strut for pretty cheap. Bilstein is at the top, but expensive. If you're going to be doing the rears, you may as well do the fronts at the same time. Plus it would be a good time to upgrade the springs if you had that on the mod list.

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Yep you need shocks. I just went through the same thing on my 98 took about an hr to swap the rears. doing the front struts, which on mine are about as easy as the rears. You dont need to swap all at once the rear shocks stopped mine from the bottoming out, but stil doing fronts for the stiffer control.
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