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Old 03-01-2006, 03:08 AM   #1
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Should I replace my worn rear shocks w/Monroe Shocks??

Just tryin to get an idea of everyone opinion on this matter.
I need to replace my rear shocks. I don't know what brand of shock to use.
I was thinking of using Bilstein Sport Shocks which would run me about $350 installed.
But if I were to use just regular Monroe Shocks, it would only cost me $180 installed.

I would appreciate all of your expert advice on this matter.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:12 AM   #2
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Just tryin to get an idea of everyone opinion on this matter.
I need to replace my rear shocks. I don't know what brand of shock to use.
I was thinking of using Bilstein Sport Shocks which would run me about $350 installed.
But if I were to use just regular Monroe Shocks, it would only cost me $180 installed.

I would appreciate all of your expert advice on this matter.
If you dont intend on traking your car, monroe is more then good enough to ride on the street. Its gas shock after all, and its quality is pretty good.
its comming from first hand of using monroe shocks.
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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i cant fully answer your question, but i put monroe gas shocks on my pickup and on my mom's lexus... they are great on both cars. dont know about BMW's... but i assume they'd be fine.
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Old 03-01-2006, 10:45 AM   #4
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isnt monroe a crappy tire brand? or one they sell .. I would do it personally.
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:13 AM   #5
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isnt monroe a crappy tire brand? or one they sell .. I would do it personally.
yes, Canadian Tire carries Monroe. but they are a big name in street shocks. and for half the price of Bilstein's... i think its worth it, if this isnt a track car.
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:43 PM   #6
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:57 PM   #7
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I got Monroe's (sensa-trac's)on mine and it's lowered...no problems yet
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:11 AM   #8
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is the car lowered?
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:31 PM   #9
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there ya go! thats all that you needed to know right there. hes got an E36 with sensa-trac's and they are good.

those are the same ones in my pickup and lex.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:33 PM   #10
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i heard bad things about munroes when they are coupled with lowering springs, but if your car is stock height (and plan on keeping it that way) id say go for 'em!
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:20 PM   #11
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Problem with monroes thier only good for 2 years regular diving style.
But when they blow & you change them yourself, easy fix for the rear.
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Problem with monroes thier only good for 2 years regular diving style.
But when they blow & you change them yourself, easy fix for the rear.
actually, it lasted me more then 2 years. I changed them to something better, but when I was taking them out, it was just like when it was put in.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:48 AM   #13
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actually, it lasted me more then 2 years. I changed them to something better, but when I was taking them out, it was just like when it was put in.
As I said "unless regular driving style" they won't last.
I had mine void, after the second time..... time frame being in a 3 week period after 2nd warrenty install job that still cost a 100 bucks for some reason (although on a Vdub).
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:23 AM   #14
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Great... thanks for all the advice guys.
Yeah my car is stock height, so I think I'm going to go with the Monroe sensi-traks and save some money.

Thanks again!
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I don't know how much the Monroe's are but Bilstein TC's are pretty reasonably priced as well.
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