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Old 01-15-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Well I'm getting ready to put on my new set of front and rear struts and shocks. I've got ALC on the rear and my new shocks have both the air fittings turned in the same direction. Can these be rotated? Thanks in advance
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You're lucky to have found Reflex shocks. They've been discontinued. Unless you bought them at NAPA, and they actually lied to you like most people and sold you sensatrac'* claiming they're the same.

I put them on the back of mine ( http://www.williamwren.com/struts/elc.html ) and don't recall having any problems connecting.

Just run your tube to wherever the fitting is.

Edit: You also have CCR? You should. You'll need to disable that system. Click the link above and scroll down for the procedure.
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Is it possibly you got two struts for the same side?
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don't think they made a left and right side shock, but could be possible. Both numbers are 931798
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Oops -just realized that myself.
I'd say they made one run of those -all with the connection on the same side. Otherwise there would have been a left and right rear strut.
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I just did a search for rear struts for my 99 on Napaonline and they came back with a 931799 and a 71799 with a little better pricing for the Reflex vs will'* link. Perhaps a superceded or new improved design?

Front 931822, 71822

Same numbers fit 97.
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No. NAPA has been telling ignorant customers for years that the Reflex ans Sensatrac are the same thing.

I haven't looked at their listings lately, but I know the Reflex has been discontinued. If you find them, and can confirm they are indeed the reflex, BUY them, even if you don't need them. Or post them in For Sale.
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Ahh. Reading the fine print...
Contact customer service for ordering details.
The rest all ship in 24 hrs. I'll look into the Reflex / Napa deal since I work there (nights).
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Anything, there aren't any. They can't get them, either. Discontinued by Monroe, and all stocks are depleted to the best of our knowledge.

Including NAPA. Their last four reflex shocks sold 3 months ago by Kennginn (member here, NAPA manager).
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I got these reflex about a year ago from rockauto since i couldn't find them any place else. I also sent an email to monroe in reference to these shocks/struts and suprisingly got a reply. They said the number had been changed to 171822/171798 and are the same as reflex , don't know if i'ld believe it or not but that'* what they said
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