Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

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Scotty17
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Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

Post by Scotty17 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:34 pm

2005 AWD SEL


Still have the factory Struts in my 2005 SEL AWD, and suggestion's on what's good upgrade strut.

I was thinking about going with KYB Strut Plus.


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Re: Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

Post by DanfromSterling » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Monroe has $80 rebate if buy 4 by October 30. I just bought struts for our 2007 awd from rockauto.com

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Re: Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

Post by Webmaster » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:03 pm

No Freestyle experience, but I bought Monroe SensaTrac strut/spring combos on my 96 T-bird and the ride was too bouncy/mushy for me, I wish I hadn't wasted my money on them. I don't think too highly of Monroe anymore although they are popular. I recently bought shocks for my 03 F150 and I went with Bilstein, haven't installed them yet but that seems to be a top quality brand.

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Re: Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

Post by LuckyMike » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:13 pm

I'd go with a better strut than Monroe. I replaced my struts and coil over shocks in the rear with Monroe and I can feel every little bump in the road.

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Re: Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

Post by Hootowl » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:29 am

I well try KYB struts when time to replace them on my 2008 T. rex.

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Re: Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

Post by johnnyiroc » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:04 pm

I put Monroe sensatrac struts on my 87 iroc in about 95. The car don't lean at all. I've wondered if this is an ok choice or not as far as replacing factory struts. At the time it felt comparable.

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Re: Upgrading Struts Replacement Brand

Post by jdenglish » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:56 pm

I replaced fronts and rears on an '05 limited at 120k. Fronts were shot, rear had no degradation. Definitively change the front!!! Not much out there. Sachs OEM were the only viable choice.

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