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just took off strut...
The factory bellow is also a coil spring insulator...but the boot is wasted, bad. Looks like this one https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/NS_909931
The only easy to find replacement is KYB SB111... https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/KYBSB111 , which does not have the insulator built in....nobody seems to have the factory style in stock...
Should I just cut the insulator kind flush and stick the new KYB boot on..??

Thanks!! Doing this Now...
 

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Any reason not to buy new from Toyota? That's what I did. Wasn't expensive to use OEM.
 

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didn't know which I had, til apart..wanna get done today.
I did cut what was left of the coil spring spacer's boot flush, I think when compressed on ground will get enough protection.
Of course I am installing TEMA4x4 40mm spacers. (we'll see how that goes...lol)
 

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The Napa strut boot looks much better. The KYB one is made of plastic (not rubber) and is a universal fit which does not have a coil seat. Monroe makes a strut boot for the RAV4 (Monroe 909931) which Rockauto carries and looks exactly like the Napa one.

Go with the Monroe boot which is much cheaper than the Toyota factory ones. (3-4 times less) Don't reuse the old torn one just get a new Monroe boot.
 
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