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Old 02-24-2008, 12:53 AM   #11
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how many miles do you have?
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No, they can be removed without compressing them. I can post the procedure if you are interested in the extra work. My personal opinion is that even though it'* not very expensive, why replace a part that doesn't need replacing?
I totally agree, hence what I stated above about never having to replace them on any of the vehicle'* that I have ever owned.

I'm currently sitting at 140,8xx miles.
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I used the Max-Air shocks in my 00 Montana and they work great. Before you buy, check out the price at O'Reilley Auto Parts. They sell the Monroes without the label as their "house brand" air shock for about $60/pr (last fall anyway). They said it is the exact same shock from Monroe.
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I used the Max-Air shocks in my 00 Montana and they work great. Before you buy, check out the price at O'Reilley Auto Parts. They sell the Monroes without the label as their "house brand" air shock for about $60/pr (last fall anyway). They said it is the exact same shock from Monroe.
I'll be sure to keep that in mind, however I don't think there is an O'Reilley'* here in Toledo.
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Looks like Ft Wayne is the closest for you slick.

Hey Archon, did you get the rears replaced yet? If so how do they feel?
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Yes, I did. I have to do more work yet, as I have yet to find an after-market mount that isn't noisy over short little irregularities in the road. So, I have Pat looking for some from the JY for me.

As for the shocks, they're firmer than the OEM shocks, but not as jarring as the other ones that I had put on. I like them.
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Personally, I'd like something that would be comparable to stock.
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If you want that, you may have to stick with the OEM shocks. Ed Morad is selling
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Personally, I'd like something that would be comparable to stock.
I replaced my rear shocks last November, with Monroe Max Airs and am very happy with them.

I am surprised to hear people say they are more firm than stock. I did not notice any difference in firmness. Like I said, I am very happy with them.
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That'* interesting as most people would feel a firmer ride just by replacing the worn out shocks. We agree in that we both like them.

IMO, the original shocks are good, but allow just a bit too much uncontrolled movement. Wheel hop over sharp bumps, which often leads to be the back end stepping out being one of the problems. The extra firmness allows for better road contact, and a more controlled and stable ride.
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