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Old 02-14-2006, 01:46 PM   #51
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Not sure. I'm not as familiar with the Gabriels, even though I have them on the front.

I know the Sensatrac is regarded to be the equal of the KYB GR2.
Gotcha...

I wish I could see some specs on the two of them.... someway of measuring ......responsive'ness ......?

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Not really. It'* a game of claims by manufacturers.

The best data I've found is customer ratings.
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Ok..... here'* another question....


Mixing front/rear struts... yes/no.... good/bad... pros/cons....?

My options are (per strut)
GM $498
AC Delco $160
Monroe $175
Gabriel $180
... and for front only... KYB $260

... all prices are CAD..... I'm thinking another cross boarder shopping/shipping might be needed!!
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On those GM and AC Delco'* are those CCR struts or merely replacements?
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On those GM and AC Delco'* are those CCR struts or merely replacements?
The GM are CCR replacements... the AC Delco'* just maintain the ELC.


So no one see anything bad about mixing brands of struts?
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My suggestion based on your prices would be Monroe Reflex up front (considering what you use the car for) and Sensatrac ELC struts in the rear. ELC adds a TON of stability to the back. Don't bypass it.

If you can't find Reflex for the front (you should be able to) go with either KYB or Monroe Sensatrac up there. Ratings are equal between them.

I run a mix. Gabriel up front (did that 3 years ago before I found the Reflexes) and Reflex ELC in the back.
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I might 'import' some KYB from the states....
I agree with you for Monroe ELC for the rear...

Oh btw.... Energy Link Suspension mod done.... very nice.


Now only if my struts didn't make the car ride like a Sealy Postrupedic mattress.
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My 95 is the same way. It'* a real let-down to drive it after the SSEi.
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I know the feeling. I'm prepping for the struts soon myself.

The endlinks gives it hope though.
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