Are those KYB shocks? If so, the red one (which looks like a MonoMax) is
s'pose to be a great shock for Troopers. I'm about to buy a full set from
www.tirerack.com for my '01 Trooper LS. Best prices ANYWHERE!
I've been thinking about replacing shocks on my 98 Trooper - right now it's
undriveable on gravel roads at speeds above 40mph or so. Also the Trooper is
unstable at highway speeds + little bit of crosswind. Will Monomax shocks
improve truck's handling noticeably? Alternatively there are Koni shock
absorbers, but these are much more costly.
I don't know about Koni's on Troopers, but I have seen a lot of good stuff
about MonoMax's. IIRC, both Koni and Bilstein are said to be somewhat
harsh. Rancho 5000/9000 shocks seem to be popular with off-roaders, but it
seems that folks who have the MonoMax's really like them in everyday driving
for reducing body sway and crosswind sensitivity.
Directional instability is one of the conditions I really hope to correct
with the MonoMax shocks. If I ever get around to putting them on, I'll
report back. Until then, go to
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX? snipped-for-privacy@223.KheAc snipped-for-privacy@.ee513b/9361!make=Isuzu&model=All&ed_makeindex=.ee9513b
and run a search on MonoMax.
You also might check out
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/general/align.htm to see how changes
in alignment settings might improve handling. I haven't had a re-alignment
yet, but I'm willing to try almost anything at this point.
In my experience alignment has to be off real bad to noticeably influence
stability. My other vehicle is Opel Frontera (aka Isuzu Rodeo), and driving
that used to be horrible experience until mechanic fixed wheel alignment,
front right was misplaced by ~1 inch due to collision damage.
I also did wheel re-alignment on Trooper (it was eating rubber), and it
didn't really change anything in terms of handling.
I'm probably going to bite and order those KYBs... price is good especially
considering what they cost here in Europe. It's a good thing I have US
Hmm . . . must have been an input error. Here's the link for your '93
Troop. Scroll down the page for the MonoMax info.
Front - M565022
Rear - M565023
Your '93 takes the same shocks as my '01
Go here http://www.shockwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/shocks/search.html to cross
reference all Trooper model years for the KYB.
Go here http://www.kyb.com/contact/ctech.html if you would like to confirm
directly with KYB.
ok, got the price out from tirerack.com, you're right, it's abut $13
less on tirerack compared to overnightautoparts price
Price: $46.00 (each)
Price: $47.00 (each)
Shock Absorber MonoMax
In Stock KYB $94.24 60.92
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