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Shock and Strut Replacement -- Cheap, OEM, or Upgrade?

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,232
    That depends on the quality of the struts you buy--what you want is a compliant strut, a "touring" grade, not a "sport" strut. Probably for your car KYB is a brand to shop. Bilsteins are oustanding, but very expensive.

    If the struts don't do it for you, you can install softer springs and even a smaller sway bar.

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  • azfarazfar Posts: 6
    how are monroe sensa tracs for that purpose ?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,232
    yeah they'd be okay as a replacement for the factory shock, although I'm not so sure you'd get the same mileage out of them.

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  • azfarazfar Posts: 6
    by mileage u mean gas mileage ? hows that going to affect gas mileage?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,232
    no I mean length of service.

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  • Have any experience with aftermarket struts? I find them on ebay for a good price. Two brands that were identified were Ultima and Sensa. KYBs are oem but they're twice the price...
  • You can get a spring commpresor at a local car part store (rent or buy) do the replacement your self & drive it real carefully to the alignment shop. Probably take ya a little longer then mowing the grass recruit a moonlighting grease monkey if ya not mechanicaly inclined.
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