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    Default When replacing shocks and springs....

    Is there anything else worth replacing/upgrading at the same time?

    The car is an '04 SRi 2.0T

    SAAB uprated droplinks seem to be a worthwhile upgrade but I've also read somewhere about replacing top mounts/bearings?

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    kev , you only need to replace top mounts if one of the threads is ruined in it as its only a locating plate for the suspension to join the inner wing

    when you dis assemble the strut into parts just get the top bearing ( its round and black and locatres on the top of the spring ) and move it around turning the top part against the bottom bit ( youll understand )
    if theres any grating or its hard to move , replace them but it they move nice and smooth and freely then the choice is yours

    you can change the drop links as you have to remove the top of the droplink from the strut when you remove it so if there not new and slightly worn its the perfect time to do them as it only means undoing the nut that holds it onto the anti roll bar

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