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Old 12-10-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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My mechanic told me that my air pump for the CCR Suspension needs to be replaced as well as the rear struts. The ELC Struts from the dealer are way too expensive, so I need find an alternative solution. I read on this forum that the Monroe Reflex Strut 931798 is a direct replacement for the stock ELC Struts. Is this true? Do they have the same connectors as the stock ones? They're about $100 each. Why are the dealer struts so expensive? Are they that much better or are they the only ones available?

If I decide to replace the struts with conventional ones, can I use the Monroe 931799? They're the same as the 931798 except they're not for CCR Suspension.

What is the CCR Suspension? Does the system automatically adjust the height of the struts or the do the struts only adjust when I press the performance button?
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I forgot to ask about the front struts. They have a connector on the top. What'* it for? Are they adjustable too?
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ELC and CCR are not the same system, nor are they related. You obviously have both. Ditch the CCR, and just install ELC struts. CCR uses electrical control of the ride response, ELC uses air to control ride height.

http://www.williamwren.com/struts/elc.html

CCR info also at the bottom of that page.

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I'm still confused about the suspension. I have the button on the dash for touring or performance ride. Does this control the strut firmness or its height? What about the front ones? I see an electrical connector on the top. Are these electronic too?

I had to install the Monroe Sensa-Trac 71798 Struts. My mechanic installed a kt under the trunk to inflate them for hight adjustment. Has anyone installed these? Are they soft or hard?
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I'm still confused about the suspension. I have the button on the dash for touring or performance ride. Does this control the strut firmness or its height? What about the front ones? I see an electrical connector on the top. Are these electronic too?

I had to install the Monroe Sensa-Trac 71798 Struts. My mechanic installed a kt under the trunk to inflate them for hight adjustment. Has anyone installed these? Are they soft or hard?
The electrical is CCR. That'* the spendy stuff. It controls ride stiffness. The air fittings on the rear are ELC. Why did your mechanic have to install a kit? What'* wrong with the stock parts?

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The air pump needs to be replaced and it'* too costly. The Monroe 71798 would've been a direct replacement for the ELC stock struts, but I can't use the stock air pump. He suggested that I can still adjust the height.

So this is what I believe is how the suspension is now going to work. The new rear struts won't respond to the CCR from the car. It has its own ride control. Although, they can still be adjusted for height. The front ones (stock) will still be adjusted by the CCR system. I guess when I need to replace the front ones, I'll have to look for a replacement for those too and lose the CCR altogether.

How is the car going to ride now if the front strut stiffness is controlled by the CCR and the rear strut stiffness is controlled independently? Isn't it going to feel stiffer in the front and softer in the rear or viceversa?
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