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Time for new shocks

Well after this weekend and all the hard driving I did my shocks are f-ed, worst than that I am very low on money for the rest of the month, having said that I think I will be saving for a set of bilstein HD's for my truck.
Now that I have my rant out does anyone have any recommendations of were I can buy these shocks for cheap. I decided that I will only buy these because I want to try them. I have had great luch with the rancho's but I want to see if the bilsteins live up to their name because if they do then they are much better than the rancho. I do alot of driving on hard uneven roads and I have a lead foot so I need them as quickly as I can afford them.
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Cheap shocks

Rockauto was doing some closeouts lately.Auto Parts Fast at RockAuto.
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Rockauto was doing some closeouts lately.Auto Parts Fast at RockAuto.
I'll give it a look, thanks
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Bilstein is running 25% off on select shocks now.
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Bilstein is running 25% off on select shocks now.
is the 25% on the set or individual shock? I was looking around and it didn't go in to to much detail. so instead of it being $273 for a set its $205, if thats true I'm picking up a set by the end of the month.
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if you have an advance auto parts, they are running a deal for a $80 rebate on "select" Monroe shocks. They have the Sensa-tracs at my local shop for 43 a pop. Oh, and 5qt of Mobile1 with Mobile1 filter for 30 bucks....I'm going tonight to get some for the wife's ride.

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if you have an advance auto parts, they are running a deal for a $80 rebate on "select" Monroe shocks. They have the Sensa-tracs at my local shop for 43 a pop. Oh, and 5qt of Mobile1 with Mobile1 filter....I'm going tonight to get some for the wife's ride.

DO NOT GET MONROE SHOCKS, I GOT THEM AND THEY SUCK..
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monroe's dont suck, u get what you pay for....
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DO NOT GET MONROE SHOCKS, I GOT THEM AND THEY SUCK..
I have no complaints about mine.
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DO NOT GET MONROE SHOCKS, I GOT THEM AND THEY SUCK..
That's all my father used to put on his old 350 diesel's. Never had a problem with them.
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My experiences with Monroe shocks are that they are good shocks - but you have to get the top of the line model.
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My old shocks had 150,000 of use on them and they rode more comfortable than Monroes. You can feel every bump with them.
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My experiences with Monroe shocks are that they are good shocks - but you have to get the top of the line model.
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My old shocks had 150,000 of use on them and they rode more comfortable than Monroes. You can feel every bump with them.
which monroe's did you get cchsbuzz?
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monroe Sensatrac
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I'm running the monroe Sensa-tracs on the front of my 95 and there pretty good. To me there a little soft on the highway, but when i drive through the mountains or go off-road they feel good. At the time that was the stiffest shock that i could afford and along with the energy suspension sway bar bushing kit, my truck rides very nice. Now it feels like a truck and not like a towncar that floats on air (which i hate).

Now the KYB Excel-G shocks are a VERY soft shock and wound not recommend them.
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offroadwarehouse.com says he is having a sale on bilsteins. be sure to let nick know youre form rf cuz he said he will work a special rate with us.
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