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Old 18 Mar 2014, 04:31 pm
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So I just rolled to 196000... Im still on orginal struts and shocks, with a two inch drop and about 3 in the rear. My question is Are OEM shocks and struts from the dealer any good?? I was told that they are monroe.. They are cheaper than some aftermarket ones....
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Old 18 Mar 2014, 05:34 pm
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Why go to your dealer for struts or shocks? Unless you have maintenance plan or warranty issue. Check out apxautoparts.com. Great price on both, they specialize in Sensen struts and shocks. $42.23/pair rear shocks. Easy to install yourself. Plenty of videos too for help. Hope I helped, congrats on the mileage! Let me know when 200k...Wayne
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Old 18 Mar 2014, 09:29 pm
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So I just rolled to 196000... Im still on orginal struts and shocks, with a two inch drop and about 3 in the rear. My question is Are OEM shocks and struts from the dealer any good?? I was told that they are monroe.. They are cheaper than some aftermarket ones....
If you have a lowered car you should have never kept the OEM shocks/struts. You need a set that works well with lowered vehicles. Tokico Blues, KYB, or Koni are all viable options. Recently most of us have been buying KYBs from a vendor on Amazon selling a full set for $170, free shipping.

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Amazon.com: KYB KIT 4 FRONT & REAR shocks / struts 2001 - 08 CHRYSLER PT Cruiser: Automotive
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Old 18 Mar 2014, 09:57 pm
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You are running stock struts and shocks and lowered that much

Man they must be leaking like a midget at a urinal.



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So I just rolled to 196000... Im still on orginal struts and shocks, with a two inch drop and about 3 in the rear. My question is Are OEM shocks and struts from the dealer any good?? I was told that they are monroe.. They are cheaper than some aftermarket ones....
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They are cheaper than some aftermarket ones....
You just said all you need to know right there.
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Old 24 Mar 2014, 09:32 am
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They arent leaking a drop .. Just starting to get a bit rough
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Old 24 Mar 2014, 09:36 am
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InfernoGt I was lookin at that kit on amazon.... was not to sure if it was legit...
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InfernoGt I was lookin at that kit on amazon.... was not to sure if it was legit...
The box they come in is a little rough but they are legit and work great!
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Old 24 Mar 2014, 04:12 pm
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I will be buying this kit... I shall let you know the outcome...
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Old 24 Mar 2014, 10:43 pm
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Don't forget you'll need to order all of the additional necessary hardware that you'll need for a 'complete' strut replacement(mount/bearing plate/seat,dust boot,jounce bumper,spring isolator,etc.),your front springs should be OK,since they're not the 'stockers',but the KYB will be a strut/damper 'only',and with 196,000 miles on them,you really shouldn't reuse the old hardware,that would just be a waste of a new strut..........It be kinda like buying some expensive new rims,and putting cheap,bald tires on them.
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