For DIY’ers, its strongly recommended that you purchase assembled struts. Because special heavy-duty spring compressors are required to assemble struts. This might cost a little more because there is a labour charge to assemble them and it also requires the added expense of an upper spring seat of the top hat.
However, time is money as they say so many of VMN’s workshop customers also prefer to purchase assembled struts because it means all of the upper bushes are replaced when fitting. Where possible we get the manufacturer to assemble the struts as this ensures there is no dispute about the warranty should something go wrong.