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    monroe shock sale

    FYI... Monroe is having a $25 rebate if you buy 4 or more shocks. And untill Oct 1, advance autoparts is giving 15% off online orders of $100 or more and free shipping. And you get a $50 coupon of your next $100 order. So I just picked up 4 monroe sensatrac shocks for my 77 super-sexy 'S' shipped to my door for $75. And $50 off my next $100 order. not a bad score.

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    Dont throw away the sale slip just yet....
    You may find the Sensless tracs a bit mushy cornering and city driving. Sensless tracs do give it that stock ride and stance and are a good shock I agree.
    I have owned many of these cars and its my experience that you need to step up on the Monroe to the gas type.
    Just my 2 cents
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    Joe Berenato
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    H/O # 1 Rusty's Restoration page http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3046988
    H/O # 2 W46 "The Pope" http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3815720/1


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    Point noted! But too late. I already pulled the trigger. Ive never had monroes before, I have always went with bilstein. But with this one, I'm gong with the grandpa special. I'll post back as to how much they suck when I get them

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    I didnt say suck....LOL
    I have no problem saying they suck if they do....
    I think there are better shocks.....
    For sure they are a good shock...
    Thats why we post up and ask questions, so buttholes like me learn these things...lol
    Enjoy your car...
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    Joe Berenato
    HOCA # 1300C
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    H/O # 1 Rusty's Restoration page http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3046988
    H/O # 2 W46 "The Pope" http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3815720/1


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    No worries brah! You didn't say they sucked, I did. The last two times I ordered bilsteins at $80 a pop, they turned out to be too stiff for me. I'm going to try and maintain that original 1970's floaty feel. I'm sure they will corner like a trike bit I don't mind. I'm just happy to be cruising down the highway with my 2.41 gears. By the way, that resto you got going on is a masterpiece. I will post up with my arguments, commentary & opinions on the Monroe Sensa-Craps once I install them. And likewise, if they are junk, I'll say it. It's all good.

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    figured I'd do a follow up on this. I installed these shocks back in October and I wanted to drive them for a while before I judged them. This is my first set of Monroe Sensatracs. My last 3 pairs of shocks were bilstiens and before that, I put in one set of gabriels. For the money, this is a really nice shock. If you looking for a performance shock (which I wasnt) this might not be you cup of tea. But Im not sure if any shock will turn a 77 cutlass into a performace cornering machine. I went with the Monroes because they were cheap and had good reviews and I wanted something similar to stock. After my third set of bilstein, I felt that the ride quality of their shocks were getting rough. I know its a performance shock, but my first set on a 94 silverado z-71 rode like a caddilac. The next two pair of Bilstein made both vehicles (another 94 silverado and a 04 silverado) ride very rough, like when you hit a pothole and the whole dash shakes. Also worth a mention that bilstein shocks are about $80 each. For the money and ride quality, I would definately buy monroe again.
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