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Old 07-14-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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complete strut assembly

I have a broken spring and i am looking for new struts for the front. I am in between monroe quick struts and kyb strut plus. which would you guys recommend or is there another brand that is better. i want to keep stock ride height and feel


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Old 07-16-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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welcome to the forum!

that's an easy answer - stock height & feel = Monroe. Shop around and you might get some good discounts at the various national retailers.

QuickStruts are very straightforward to install; removing the old ones is where you'll encounter difficulties.

For matched front/rear, it's a good time to install the same brand of shocks on the rear (in this case, Monroe SensaTrac).
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thanks for the welcome

i ended up ordering a set of kyb struts and a set of stabilizer bar links

i only read good reviews on the gr2 struts

im probably gonna install it this weekend

everything was around $250 shipped from rockauto
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thanks for the welcome

i ended up ordering a set of kyb struts and a set of stabilizer bar links

i only read good reviews on the gr2 struts

im probably gonna install it this weekend

everything was around $250 shipped from rockauto
Was hoping to hear how ya made out with your KYBs. I seriously considered the GR2s but went with Monroe Sensatracs and I am pleased so far. I don't care for the low speed feel of the Monroe's Do tell friend! Gimme your scoop on your install, please.
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I bought the car used so the drivers side was still the original strut. the passenger had been replaced already so it was easy took about 30 minutes. drivers side took a little more than an hour but everything went smooth. idk how it felt when it was stock new but what a difference i felt from old to new. breaking accelerating turning just about everything improved 100% so far im very pleased with kybs might do kyb rear shocks soon but mine are still ok
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