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Old 09-12-2004, 09:16 PM   #11
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I'm gonna do this one in HTML, methinks. I'll link to it in a Techinfo. Lots of information.

After a full day of driving it, I have to say that the effect on launching is immense. The rear end doesn't squat nearly as much. Less weight transfer. These struts react VERY quickly.

Also, doing the 'second gear squats' at 55mph only allows the car to settle at the rear half what it used to.
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http://www.williamwren.com/struts/ELC.html

All done. I'll move that link to Techinfo later. Dinner comes first.
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Very good information, Will. Great write-up too. This will come in handy when I go to do mine.
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Did you replace your mounts too, Will? If so, cost on those suckers?
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Upper strut mounts were pristine. Cleaned them up, no cracks or splits, put 'em back in. Even the Monroe instructions talked about moving them from old strut to new strut, with no replacement. I don't think they're prone to the same failure rates as the struts themselves.

Mine looked BRAND new.
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My Pops just put Reflex all around on his 96 Ultra, definately worth the extra $$$. Rides nice and handles like an F-Body...kinda.

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I have been reading over this whole strut thing now.. and I was wondering, is the $120 price tag for the Monroe Reflex struts, for two, or each?


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Each. But shop around locally and on the net. I didn't pay that much. I found them locally (an hour away) for 89 I think? I'll have to look at the receipt again.

$98.11 Each. Keep in mind that if they're too quick to respond to the road as compared to the front, you might feel some front roll. Converting to a Strut Bar from a 92-99 might help with that.
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Im new to this. Not really but I cant seem to hook up with anyone from the club. Well anyway. I have a 1994 sse bonnie and a need shocks looked at NAPA but would like to hear what you might have to say. Cause you guy have my car and will tell me the truth and what might work better. Would like to hear back from someone. Whats up with club hear in CHICAGO. P.* I would like to get my hands on one of those Bonneville Club stickers. ltrain438
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Napa struts are either the base OEM quality, or one step up, equal to the sensa-tracks. Not sure which. The reflex is the highest performance offering from them. If you struts are shot like mine were, even the NAPA replacements (made by Monroe) would do wonders.

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