I’ve gone OEM for the least drama - yes, there would be a cost savings with the KYB Excel-Gs but also the potential warranty drama if they leak oil and soften up. I also need to grab the boots and order one more control arm for a front-end refresh.
that's what I did with my scion tC. So much aftermarket junk out there, I just spent a little more and bought the Toyota stuff.. once that saying.. pay once, cry once. lol! but the toyota stuff wasn't that much more (for the tC at least) than the aftermarket.