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This is one of the few places where I found rust on my car. Seems like an odd place, but....Do you think I should replace these? They seem very solid but are BADLY pitted. NPD sells them for something around $45 each but these would look pretty good cleaned up and painted. The pitted section would never show.

http://home.comcast.net/~jim7485/strut_rod_ends_web.jpg

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If the pits are very deep , you might want to replace them . They might not bee seen but the pit of big enough might form a crack and then the strut rod could break in half when you hit a pot-hole or something like it . If it breaks , there is nothing to support the lower control arm other than itself and it can collapse back and bend ..... sending your car out of control and dropping the front enddown and smashing the tire into the fender .
For $45 ... I would think about buying some :)
 
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