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Old 31 Dec 2013, 07:45 am
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It's finally time to order new rear shocks for my 01 limited. I was browsing rock auto's website and seen that under the original ride quality category they have monroe part#5989 listed for 25$ and then another monroe part#5989ST listed at 52$ what is the difference between the two and would I be ok getting the 25$ ones?
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There are differences between the two as stated in their descriptions.

Sounds like you are very cost minded so the el cheapo ones seem to be a good fit for you

It's probably better to change out shocks and struts if at the same time though, unless you are just replacing a leaker which doesn't seem to be the case


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It's finally time to order new rear shocks for my 01 limited. I was browsing rock auto's website and seen that under the original ride quality category they have monroe part#5989 listed for 25$ and then another monroe part#5989ST listed at 52$ what is the difference between the two and would I be ok getting the 25$ ones?
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 08:08 am
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both of the rears are leaking, Cost ins't really an issue in my case but I just want to know what the difference really was between the two. I only drive this car around town and don't do any type of "performance" or any of that sort of driving with it so I don't need some insanely expensive parts.
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According to the Monroe website,they only make 1 rear shock for the 2001 PT Cruiser,and it is shown as Part #5989;
The 'ST' designation stands for 'Sensa-Trac',which the #5989 & #5989ST both are.(Monroe doesn't even list #5989ST at all)
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According to the Monroe website,they only make 1 rear shock for the 2001 PT Cruiser,and it is shown as Part #5989;
The 'ST' designation stands for 'Sensa-Trac',which the #5989 & #5989ST both are.(Monroe doesn't even list #5989ST at all)
MONROE SHOCKS & STRUTS :: e-Catalog
I wonder why rock auto would list basically the same thing then but with double the price.
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I wonder why rock auto would list basically the same thing then but with double the price.
Rockauto lists the part #'s according to what # they're given by the supplier.
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Old 31 Dec 2013, 09:20 am
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I believe that it may be simply updates?

The 5989ST is what most supplier use. The current cataloging on line for Monroe is dated as follows Last Updated 12-01-2013.

One of the largest suppliers of Monroe parts is *Summit racing. They use 5989ST as their part number.
*http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mon-5989st


This is a case of we all can guess until the "cows come home" or just get off the net and call Monroe. After all they are the ones that really have the answer!

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or you can also call rock auto they could answer your question, i think they own some of those COWS
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Use Monroe Sensi-Tracks here.
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I have an OLD FASHION PAPER MONROE specification catalog made from cut and processed Godly planted trees.
I have nor can find current specifications for a 5989ST but for a 5989.

5989 Shock ‐‐‐‐‐ ‐‐‐‐‐ LS28 LS33 11.750" 18.125"† 6.375"

On thought with my limited information and even less experienced with such matters of auto parts is that the part number 5989 has been re-marked, packaged and computer catalog as a 5989ST. So some vendors may be reducing the cost of the 5989 to get rid of old stock to replace with the new stock. Although I would suspect that larger chains will or will have a re-merchandising of old stock packaging soon that will update their inventory?
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