Struts

What are peoples opinions of the monroe struts that Canadian tire has on sale right now?
Thanks!

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I have never had good luck with Monroe struts. I don't know anything about Canadian tire. Are they like Mexican tire?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Group: alt.autos.gm Date: Thu, May 25, 2006, 3:33pm (EDT-3) From: snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com What are peoples opinions of the monroe struts that Canadian tire has on sale right now? Thanks!
I guess it depends on what kind of driving you intend to do. I put a set of Monroe shocks on my '90 Burb years ago and I just replaced them with new Monroes (after 112,000 miles) none of them leaked and they still worked okay but the top weld broke on one of the rear ones when I threw 1000 pounds of garden supplies into the truck (go figure). But remember, there are better shocks out there; it's your choice.
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% "Sometimes, when you're up to your butt in alligators, it's hard to remember that the intial objective was to drain the swamp." ~ Unknown ~
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I see in outr newspaper the Teaxs speedlimit is going to be 80 MPH.
Harryface
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

job again, huh? s
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Harry Face wrote:

Great! I have not heard that though. Probably being kept a secret here.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

If it's a Monroe strut, it's garbage.
--

-Mike-
snipped-for-privacy@alltel.net
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I have to do struts on my car, including the mounting hardware and bearings, my budget is limited, and including an alignment I'm looking at about $550-600 (my limit is $600 and fronts only) . Here are my choice on struts.
Canadian tire Monroe's: $110.99 ea (picked them up yesterday because the sale ends today, I have no issue returning them)
Bob jones (APC) Monroe's: $133 ea (probably the same struts as above.)
Napa - Gabriel cheapy's: 93.39 ea - Better Gabriels: 163 ea. - kills my budget.
Mounting hardware is around the same from all the places listed about 100 ea side.
Alignment is $100 from the dealer.
I just don't want to spend this coin now and in a year have to do it all over again because I bought the wrong struts.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I just installed new struts on my wife's 98 LeSabre, ca 75,000 miles.
The factory GM struts were worn completely out, but were not yet leaking. (So much for OEM superiority.)
I got the Monroes (for a reason that takes too long to tell), for about $75 US for the two.
It took me about two hours to install them. (Found the brake pads thin, and replaced them too.)
Found a tie rod bad, replaced that.
Fresh alignment was US$60.
SO, the original target would have cost about $135. (The pads were about $30-40. The tie rod was in the same rough range.)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

If they are good out of the box then you are probably ok. Two years ago I put new strut shocks on my G/A. My car then had 158k miles. I decided to try Monroe gas shocks at $76 US. Right out the boxes: One front was leaking, the other front one would not extend. I did not even look at the rears. Took all 4 back and got Gab gas shocks. They are ok, car has 190k miles now. Due to a 100% failure rate of the Monroes ones that I looked at, I decided to never again buy Monroes. Why do you say your car needs (extra) mounting hardware and bearings? They hardly ever go bad.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.