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Big Difference with Monroe Sensatrac

Ive only had my truck about 3 weeks and noticed right away that the back was stuttering over the small bumps on the road and kind of skipping. Although I have less then 20,000 miles it is 6 years old. Ended up buying the Monroe Sensatrac shocks for all 4 corners from PepBoys and installed them myself. What a huge difference. Even though the rebound was still pretty good on the OEM shocks when tested off the truck, the ride is night and day with the Monroes.

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I just put a set of these on my '03 4x4 to replace the worn OEM shocks. They are pretty good replacements for everyday use and they have a buy 3 get one free going on right now at Pep Boys.
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Ive only had my truck about 3 weeks and noticed right away that the back was stuttering over the small bumps on the road and kind of skipping. Although I have less then 20,000 miles it is 6 years old. Ended up buying the Monroe Sensatrac shocks for all 4 corners from PepBoys and installed them myself. What a huge difference. Even though the rebound was still pretty good on the OEM shocks when tested off the truck, the ride is night and day with the Monroes.

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What series are your shocks?
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i had them too , but when i replace these shocks

i will be installing the monroe gas magnums this time

the sensatracs are good shocks for the street , not so good for off-road use though

slow speed absorbtion is not very good , but at speed they soak up anything you can throw at them
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i had them too , but when i replace these shocks

i will be installing the monroe gas magnums this time

the sensatracs are good shocks for the street , not so good for off-road use though

slow speed absorbtion is not very good , but at speed they soak up anything you can throw at them
Are sensatracs better than oem shocks for slow speed absorption?

I have Boge Extreme shocks cuz the oem were worn, and Boge suck big time. The ride is stiff as hell.
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Not sure but anything was better than my rusty and worn OEM shocks. I would imagine you'll get a ton of opinions on shocks and Im sure there are better ones (like Bilsteins) that many like to use but I didn't feel like spending the money.
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sensatracs are ftw they are the only shock i sell my customers when i do work at home
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Thanx for the info
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sensatracs are spine jarring at slow speeds

it is that problem , that i decided the next shock i install will be using the GAS MAGNUMS

i have talked to several people who have them , and they say the magnums are very compfy ride

1 of the trucks is a f350 diesel dually the owner stated they ride like a cadillac
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yes gas magnums ride good and they only last a few months...thats why are so cheap
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yes gas magnums ride good and they only last a few months...thats why are so cheap
true! gas magnums are meant for on road vehicles only .
they were never manufactured to be off roaded

sensatrac`s are very good shocks , but their road manners corral them to sports cars and mini vans

there were awesome on my ranger at road speeds , but slow speed they were spine jarring

even worse in the deep cold winter
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