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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.
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.
 

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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.
I didn't say they're physically identical to OEM struts, I said they function the same as OEM.
 
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