You misunderstood me. No need for me to “Do some research.”Yes, they are straight OEM replacements. Do some research. They will handle lowering springs just as well as OEM struts. OEM struts can handle a "mild" drop as well.
I didn't say they're physically identical to OEM struts, I said they function the same as OEM.You misunderstood me. No need for me to “Do some research.”
What I meant is it’s not the same as OEM. Tokico Blues have a little shorter strut rod than OEM struts and the strut housing is a bit larger in diameter. In the rear, Blues have a longer rod than OEM and the shock housing is larger in diameter than OEM. In my experience, the Blues handled a mild drop spring better than OEM due to these differences.
To your point, are Blues meant to be purchased as replacements for OEM…yes, they are…we aren’t disagreeing.