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Getting New Struts, Kyb Gr2, Monroe Sensa-trac Or Gabrial?
Posted August 31, 2006 at 05:54 pm
Posted August 31, 2006 at 09:15 pm
Posted September 1, 2006 at 12:24 am
Posted September 1, 2006 at 01:20 am
Posted September 1, 2006 at 11:45 am
Okay, my options are:
Mfg. name__________part____Warrenty________Part #____Best Price___Store
Monroe Sensa-Trac *__Strut___Limited Lifetime___71819___$59.48 ea.___Advance Auto Parts
Monroe Matic Plus_____Strut___Limited Lifetime__801819___$39.99 ea.___O'Reilly Auto Parts
Monroe Gas Matic_____Strut___Limited Lifetime___81819___$41.88 ea.___Advance Auto Parts
Gabriel Guardian_____Strut___1 year__________801511___$36.99 ea.___Auto Zone
Gabriel Ultra_________Strut___Limited Lifetime__G55526___$39.99 ea.___Auto Zone
KYB GR-2___________Strut__________________235902___$47.78 ea.___*to be revealed*
KYB GR2____________Strut__________________235045___$46.26 ea.___*to be revealed*
Bilstein Heavy Duty___Strut___Limited Lifetime__V32-8500__$99.99 ea.___Auto Zone
Monroe Sensa-Trac *_Shock__Limited Lifetime_____5959___$26.99 ea.___O'Reilly Auto Parts
Monroe Sensa-Trac *_Shock__Limited Lifetime_____5864___$26.96 ea.___Advance Auto Parts
Monroe Matic Plus____Shock__Limited Lifetime____33095___$19.99 ea.___O'Reilly Auto Parts
Monroe Gas Matic____Shock__Limited Lifetime____55864___$14.44 ea.___Advance Auto Parts
Monroe Gas Charged_Shock__Limited Lifetime____20864___$11.99 ea.___Advance Auto Parts
Gabriel Guardian_____Shock__Limited Lifetime___81459___$13.99 ea.____Auto Zone
Gabriel Ultra________Shock__Limited Lifetime____69632___$19.99 ea.___Auto Zone
KYB GR-2__________Shock__________________343164___$23.95 ea.___Summit Racing
KYB Gas A Just______Shock_________________KG5563___$29.95 ea.___Summit Racing
* Monroe "Witch Shock Do You Want" Promotion qualifying products, $40 rebate when buying 2 struts & 2 shocks between 9/1 & 10/31.
Right now I'm leaning towards the KYB GR-2 235902 struts but I wonder if they're going to ride too much rougher than a Monroe or a Gabriel. I'd likely match the strut with the shock unless you guys recommend otherwise. That total would be $143.46 for struts and shocks. Going with the Monroe Sensa-Tracs and the rebate would be $132.94 for a $10.52 savings which would be wiped out by local sales taxes.
Edited by 1320stang, September 1, 2006 at 11:52 am.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 11:57 am
Posted September 1, 2006 at 12:10 pm
My rear also has an aftermarket air suspension system built into where the rear springs go OEM. With no air in, the gabriels are enough to keep the rear level to OEM spec (on my dynasty anyway).
Posted September 1, 2006 at 02:30 pm
Edited by 1320stang, September 1, 2006 at 02:30 pm.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 08:20 pm
I like the Monroe's better. When I last drove the Plymouth (In may), the monroes were still not broken in, but handled and rode VERY nicely!!
You need to replace the springs too while you're doing struts. And bearing plates of course, upper and lower.
Edited by ImForReal, September 1, 2006 at 08:24 pm.
Posted September 1, 2006 at 09:42 pm
Posted September 2, 2006 at 12:49 am
Just something to think about before you buy from them...
Posted September 3, 2006 at 11:07 pm
But since then, I've found out I'll have to replace my strut bearings and have an alignment and likely new wheel bearings up front (I wonder if they're hubs like my LHS had?) and possibly new springs (likely factory ones), I've decided I'm gonna go local with the struts and likely put on Monroes. Granted, that only saves me a few bucks for the pair (including tax) but I'll have the LLT Warrenty locally at my nearby auto parts store as opposed to fighting it across state lines. Who knows, I might get them to match prices (although I doubt they do an internet matching price, unless I get a newbie counterboy) with the Performance Peddler.
Posted September 8, 2006 at 10:48 am
I belive monroe has a -'Witch Shock' promotion going on:
Looking at this closer, the discount is on the next product you purchase from Monroe. A set of Sensa Trac struts and shocks would net me a $40 certificate the next time I'd need stuff. And it's only valid for 90 days.
That just isn't worth it.
Posted September 8, 2006 at 12:18 pm
Posted September 8, 2006 at 03:43 pm