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Replacing a leaking strut with a used one in better condition is probably fine, it's doubtful there will be any real issues with it, although there's always some risk. You might get a bit of asymmetry, realistically though you're unlikely to notice unless you push the limits of the performance. To me the main logic to replacing in pairs is that if one side ...


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The risks are the replacement used strut will behave differently than the strut already installed and remaining on the vehicle, and may fail differently (earlier, later, and/or in a different manner). A side-to-side inequality may also cause the car to handle differently than it does now, and behave differently in right or left turns. Unfortunately, there's ...


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Best way to avoid tire damage is to pay attention to the path you take avoiding rocks and sharp stones. A short trip like that should not be an issue. Probably the "road" has been "graded" or at least rolled as you say it leads to a hotel. If the hotel is designed for serious off-roaders and you need 4wd and a winch just to get there then ...


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