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Old 09-24-2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

I have a 1993 SEE with the FE2 suspension. I need new front struts and was wondering what you guys would recommend. My goal is to keep the comfortable ride and keep the car balanced with the rear struts. Improved handling wouldn't be a bad thing as well.

It seems from the information that I have gathered that a lot of you like the the Monroe struts. They have the Sensa-Trak and the Reflex. The Reflex struts sound like they might have an added benefit of better handling but at what cost to ride and comfort? I don't want the car to handle like a race car but I don't want it to ride like a sponge either.

Does anyone have any experience with either or both of these struts?

Which ones would you recommend?

Which ones would be closer to the stock FE2 suspension?

Thanks for your help,
Mike
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The closest thing would be the stock AC Delco struts, which I put on my car when I replaced the original ones at 120,000.
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AC is always going to be the best replacement for the factory ride. Alot have had success with the Monroe and the KYB struts
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I have Monroe'* and they ride better than the factory struts on my car, and they handle better as well. I have the sensa-tracs. The Reflex are a better strut though.
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For a GENERAL guide on struts (the rear specifically) read this:

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

I have Gabriel on the front, however, and am quite pleased with them. Don't remember which model, but it'* a step up from OEM supposedly. Ran them for a year now.
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