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Old 07-14-2005, 11:37 PM   #11
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My local NAPA stores (3 of them) all tried to tell me that the Sensatrak and Reflex are the same strut, and gave me identical NAPA part numbers for both.



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

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My local NAPA stores (3 of them) all tried to tell me that the Sensatrak and Reflex are the same strut, and gave me identical NAPA part numbers for both.



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

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they were on some thats why im here for yall
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I've had KYB GR-2'* for 2 years now. A lot stiffer than stock.
But then again I dont have all that fancy suspension hubjub you got. :o
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Kenn....Will mentions that Napa gave him identical part numbers etc. The other guys say Napa says they only carry Sensatrac.

How bout part numbers, pricing and availablility at most stores? Can you do that?
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I have the sensatracs on the rear and they seem fine. I need fronts still, but might hold off until I can afford lowering springs and get something good.
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Kenn....Will mentions that Napa gave him identical part numbers etc. The other guys say Napa says they only carry Sensatrac.

How bout part numbers, pricing and availablility at most stores? Can you do that?
ok here it goes
NAPA Shocks Strut - Reflex - Front

Part#: 931822

Price: $ 93.99

NAPA Shocks Strut - Reflex - Rear

Part#: 931798

Price: $ 114.00

i can get a hold of 7 pair for whoever wants them
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I may want a pair for the front and another for the rear. Three sticking points however, price, I need a pair w/ ELC in the rear and the fact that my source tells me they stopped making Reflex for this vehicle last year... and that the Sensatrac'* do the same thing as a Reflex, just differently. For example, the Reflex uses a valve to accomplish what the Sensatrac does with groves in the body of the tubes... both are twin tube, low pressure designs... You're just paying more for the valve in the Reflex. I also notice that a KYB GS2 uses a valve as well.

The short of it is: Why not just use a Sensatrac?
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I may want a pair for the front and another for the rear. Three sticking points however, price, I need a pair w/ ELC in the rear and the fact that my source tells me they stopped making Reflex for this vehicle last year... and that the Sensatrac'* do the same thing as a Reflex, just differently. For example, the Reflex uses a valve to accomplish what the Sensatrac does with groves in the body of the tubes... both are twin tube, low pressure designs... You're just paying more for the valve in the Reflex. I also notice that a KYB GS2 uses a valve as well.

The short of it is: Why not just use a Sensatrac?
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I'm pretty much in the same boat... I've had a hard time finding the reflex around here, and even if I could locate them, my wife is wondering why I'd be willing to spend 100/strut instead of 60-70 a strut...

and all I can say is - it would probably handle better...

I don't even know how well the sensatracs feel on our cars, so it'* kind of a loosing battle at this point...
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I'm pretty much in the same boat... I've had a hard time finding the reflex around here, and even if I could locate them, my wife is wondering why I'd be willing to spend 100/strut instead of 60-70 a strut...

and all I can say is - it would probably handle better...

i had the senstracs on my car and they are like crap to me but once i put my reflexes on i had better feel around corners and better absorbtion

I don't even know how well the sensatracs feel on our cars, so it'* kind of a loosing battle at this point...
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