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Old 05-28-2013, 07:00 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Strut/Shock Upgrade

So I have all this in my amazon account waiting to be bought. I want to make sure that I am getting all the stuff needed and get your opinions on my future suspension.



Neiko 3/8-Inch 10-80 Foot-Pounds Automatic Torque Wrench - Neiko

$29.95



2 x Monroe 5600 Sensa-Trac Passenger Car Shock Absorber - Monroe

$29.42

2 x Moog K90655 Strut Mount - Moog

$37.67

1 x Monroe 72240 Sensa-Trac Strut - Monroe

$66.85

1 x Monroe 72241 Sensa-Trac Strut - Monroe

$66.64

1 x Canuck Motorsports Lowering Springs
Maxima 04-08

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Old 05-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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I wouldn't buy that torque wrench :|
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:51 PM   Thread Starter #3
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Why not?
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Why not?
80 lbs. isn't really that much. Look at a 1/4" drive with more torque.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:34 AM   Thread Starter #5
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80 lbs. isn't really that much. Look at a 1/4" drive with more torque.
Alright I will. How about the suspension parts. I believe that I have everything I need to drop my car. Going to give the Monroe struts and shocks a try. Havent heard anything negative about them yet.
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80 lbs. isn't really that much. Look at a 1/4" drive with more torque.
I think you mean 1/2" drive. 1/4" would be going smaller and he needs to go larger. Just trying to help.
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I think you mean 1/2" drive. 1/4" would be going smaller and he needs to go larger. Just trying to help.
LOL...yes youre right I meant 1/2" thanks.
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Alright I will. How about the suspension parts. I believe that I have everything I need to drop my car. Going to give the Monroe struts and shocks a try. Havent heard anything negative about them yet.
It looks like you have every thing. Personally Im not a fan of the Monroes for a lowered vehicle though. Im not sure they are designed for that. Personally Id stick with the KYB's.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:30 AM   Thread Starter #9
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Oh really? I do know the KYB's say they are able to be used with lowered vehicles. Ill switch those over to the KYB' s instead of Monroe then. I think the KYB's are also cheaper.
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Oh really? I do know the KYB's say they are able to be used with lowered vehicles. Ill switch those over to the KYB' s instead of Monroe then. I think the KYB's are also cheaper.
Good idea. I think they are the strut/shock combo of choice here.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:43 PM   Thread Starter #11
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Default Re: Strut/Shock Upgrade

Yeah everyone talks about them. I'm gonna install them myself. Shops around my area are wanting 500-600 to put them on. It's rediculous.
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Yeah everyone talks about them. I'm gonna install them myself. Shops around my area are wanting 500-600 to put them on. It's rediculous.
I know its crazy what places will charge for certain jobs. Its easy to do.
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Default Re: Strut/Shock Upgrade

This is the list I came up with part #s from RockAuto.com just in case it helps

Front Right Strut: 334336 $56 Rockauto
Front Left Strut: 334337 $56 Rockauto
Rear L/R Shocks 2X: 344450 $68 Rockauto
Strut Mount 2X: SM5409 $35 Rockauto
Shock mount 2x: SM5381 $12 Rockauto
Front Coils (Pair): 80902 $53 Rockauto
Coil Spring Insulator 2x: SM5630 $6
Rear Coils (Pair): 80555 $53 Rockauto
Strut Boot 2X: SB104 $11 Rockauto

You may not need to replace all these parts if they are still good

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Default Re: Strut/Shock Upgrade

The car has 135k, I doubt the suspension has ever been touched. I need to take a peek at the boots for sure.
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Welp. Just pulled the trigger. Got kyb GR-2 shocks/struts. MOOG strut mount. Shock mounts and canuck motorsports springs
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Default Re: Strut/Shock Upgrade

Right on I got the same mileage, right around 134K and I definately need all these parts. Going to order them by the end of next of month and Im sure once the struts are assembled it shouldnt take more than 30 mins per side.
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You will be fine with Monroes if you go that route. many other people use them with progress springs. You will be fine.
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I ordered the KYB's. Went with canuck motorsport springs. Have heard good things from a few members on here.
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That's the exact setup I have on mine. KYB GR2s with Canucks. The ride isn't much different than stock. It's just a little stiffer. Drop is also pretty nice
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Looks good. I'm so ready to get these. First time I've ever modded the suspension on a vehicle.
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