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post #1 of 9 Old 12-08-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket Strut Assembly - 2011 Grand Cherokee V6

Hey Guys,

I really appreciated your help

I have a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee V6 4WD it does NOT have Air Suspension. Is Factory OEM Stock with regular ride. Its has 67K KMS

Visited my mechanic and he give me a Christmas shopping list

I need to replace several things.
  1. Front Shock Absorbers
  2. Engine Mounts
  3. Brake Pads (I will resurface the disk)
  4. Inner Tie Rods
  5. Front Stabilizer bar Bushings (No idea Part No.)
  6. Radiator Cap

I need to replace the front shock absorbers + Upper Mounts + Upper Spring Insulator. I donīt need the Coil Spring.

Any advise on after market strut complete assembly brand or just the individual parts that I need....... Also if you have good experience with these parts too

Also advise on the other parts of my list...

I live in Central America so I need to order them from USA...... Here the Dealer want a arm, leg and kidney .

Thx for your time and help

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-08-2019, 01:23 PM
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Rock auto is a great source of parts

Bilstein shocks are a good after market solution

Front stabiliser bar bushes are bonded to the bar, Iím not aware of a replacement option

However more likely you will need to replace bar end links

When you go to rock auto donít go for the cheapest part, spend the extra

Sometime they categorise parts as to what level of use they suit

Iím in Australia and face similar problems with price rip offs, and I buy regularly from the US

Parts are usually on my door step within 10 days
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Yeah, the stabilizer bar bushings are molded on. There is a fix indexed in the repair/maintenance sticky thread, but its probably easier/cheaper to replace the bar unless you do it yourself.

Forum sponsor Kolak can provide some advice on the best parts currently available. I'm pretty sure bilstein makes a pretty good strut kit, the strut is a shock absorber with spring mounts welded on. They often are back ordered. You may find some aftermarket suppliers in the products sticky thread.
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Bilstein would be fantastic if you want to improve handling, ride control, fade resistance and responsiveness.

They make two different front struts. One is non-adjustable and the other is adjustable to level/lift the front.

Here's some great news: Bilstein just _lowered_ the price substantially for WK front struts. Seems they finally realized they were priced out of proportion to struts they make for other vehicles.

Also, stock is good right now - no backorders.

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Hey Guys,

I honestly don't want to spend a fortune repairing my car.

I was checking on eBay that there is a Quick Complete Strut Spring Mount Assembly. Set of 2 for around $ 200.oo

Do any of you have experience with these Complete Strut Spring Assembly?

If I buy all the parts separately I will spend the double or more.

Thanx for your time and help

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The complete assembly is cheaper than buying all the parts separately. The complete assembly is the way to go. It is also substantially easier to change them out. Be wary of parts on Ebay many times they are cheap because they are cheap quality.
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The complete assembly is cheaper than buying all the parts separately. The complete assembly is the way to go. It is also substantially easier to change them out. Be wary of parts on Ebay many times they are cheap because they are cheap quality.
Hey Danelo,

Do you know the OEM part number for the complete assembly?

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The front shock absorber kit, for example 68069661AB, includes the shock, clevis, and lower isolator which you can't get them separately from mopar anyway (items 16, 17, and 18 in the figure). It may have the lower bolt and nut which are standard M16x2.00x135.00 Bolt and Hex Flange Lock Nut, M12x1.75. The kit does not include the upper mount 68029520AC or upper isolator 68029646AB which you may have to buy separately (items 21 and 22). The upper nuts are standard Hex Flange Lock Nuts, M12x1.75 . The shock has several part numbers based on vehicle. Most outfits will take your VIN and get the right shock. The upper mount and isolator seems to be common across models but current part may have a updated rev letter.

I think the rear kits has everything.
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The upper mount and isolator seems to be common across models but current part may have a updated rev letter.
Hey ColdCase,

Its look like there is a new part number for the Upper Mount....... But then it say the new part number does not fit my car

I also check in other Mopar parts site and it also say the new part number does not fit my car too.

I think the new part number fit my car and these people has not updated there info.......

Any advise?

Rgds

Isaac

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