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Old 10-09-2007
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New Shocks Installed

Well Sunday after a bunch of driving around to get my new shocks, since 1 store only had the rear and there other store had the front, i finally got them installed.

Bought me Some Monroe Sensa Trac shocks. My old shocks were bad, i was able to push them in and out with my hands with no effort, the front.

When trying to get the nuts off the front shocks the bolts broke, so i had to take a sawz-all to the nuts to get them off.

Backs were fairly easy.

So far im satisfied with them.
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Not to burst your bubble but ya should of went ahead and got ranchos for just a few dollars more, they are made by the same company. I had sensa tracs on my 99 and i HATED them. Too soft for me.
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I thought about it, but i didnt need anything too hard...I do mostly highway driving, and very seldom i'll have it off road.

But being my first set of shocks ive ever had to replace i didnt know what ones to go for, so i tried some, and next time i need some, i can try those.

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I see your point. If its a pavement pounder I would have a softer shock as well, but I do moderate offroading so I had to go with somethin a lil stiffer. Those Monroe's should be fine and give you a comfortable ride.
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Thanks for the input, becuase when i bought them i was tossing around the Sensa-Trac, and the Reflex (which i've read are the 2x4 version of the Rancho's)

But talking with the guy, and knowing i would be highway driving, with very minimal offroading (since there is no where around me that i could do that) he told me i would be fine with them.

Plus i was able to get them for about 32.00 a piece wih a $20 mail in certificate to use at the auto store when i get it mailed in.
So at that time i'll put that towards some new Plug wires or something
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