KYB MonoMax on Trooper - report

Well, I recently replaced OEM struts with KYBs (purchased thru Old ones had 120K miles on them and had gone way too soft.
KYBs are much firmer and indeed control body roll & braking pitch quite well. Truck is also much more stable in crosswind. Overall impression is quite good. Ride over potholes is comfortable enough, although I would have preferred a bit firmer shocks for highway speeds.
Also, my mechanic is telling me these shocks are somewhat more susceptible to damage than regular shocks. Monomax is single-body design, and a heavy hit by a rock will dent the body, and stop the piston from moving. I suppose this will only apply if you drive fast on gravel, or go off-roading.
If you're thinking of replacing shocks on Trooper (mine is 1998), then KYBs are a good deal. These won't make your truck a cornering machine, but is a definite improvement over OEMs.
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