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I was wondering since my 4 shocks and springs just craped on me I was thinking of upgrading to something a little bit better. I was thinking of getting the Monroe Sensatron and I was wondering what you guys thougt of this suspension. My friend also talked to me about the kgb... I will probably get them for around 900 - 1000$ canadian installed so I guess it´s a good deal.

I want you to suggest me good suspensions that would also be a option. Remember I want my car to look stock so i don´t want it lowered more than 1 inch...

Thanks for your input and sorry for my crappy writting in english.
 

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i don´t know much about monroe suspension, but I haven´t heard anything bad about that setup. research it, get to know it. then make a decision
 

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I know too much about Monroe. We sell Monroe at Sears.

If you go with a Monroe go with a Sensatrac* They really are great. Good choice if you dont want to lower a car but want a superior driveability.

The struts will run you about $65 american and installation is like $85 an axle. Even 1000 CAN seems a little high, but maybe I dont know the conversion right at all.

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Thanks for your input...

That´s 1000$ canadian with installation and tax. That would be around 600$ american.
 

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Last time I looked at C. Tire and Sears...they said the mac struts in the Sensatrac were discontinued for the Tracer and Escort
WTH???
 

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If you have a 2nd gen then get the ZX2 tokico struts. They are better than monroe´s and cheaper too.
 

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Just got my car back with my new suspension.

The newer shocks ´Monroe sensa trac´
are way better than the ones I had before. The car is still rough but what do you expect from a sports car.
I can do curves twice as fast now.


Anyway, I just wanted to post some comment for future references...
It was worth it...

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Where can you get these Monroe Sense-trac?
My local Pep Boys and Advance Auto don´t carry them and won´t order them for me. Are they the same as the NAPA Sensa-Trac I see listed for $62?
 

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Napa sells Monroe Sensa-trac....its where I order them when a customer comes in and we dont have them instock.

Tokico´s are just plain awesome, but sometimes cost more, and most places wont installed customer supplied parts. But if you want to do the job yourself. Tokicos are also prime choice if you plan to lower the car with springs or coilovers.
 

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** i added motorcraft zx2 s/r numbers **

here are monroe part numbers
for refference i looked up 1st gen as a 1989 2nd gen as a 1992 and a 3rd gen as a 1998

Monroe #´s

1.8 cars
Front struts 71879(Sensa Trac)

Rear struts 71928(Sensa Trac)

1.9 cars
Front struts
71878(Sensa Trac)
801878(Monroe Matic Plus)

Rear struts
71880(Sensa Trac) Top of the line Monroe
801880(Monroe Matic Plus) Cheap Monroe

Kit used for 1.8 struts on 1.9 car
Rear 901963 need one per side
Front 902936 need one per side

the 1.8 use different numbers because they are a stiffer shock

for 1st gens the numbers are

Front
71759(Sensa Trac)
801759(Monroe Matic Plus)

Rear
71718(Sensa Trac)
801718(Monroe Matic Plus)

for GT 1st gens
Front
71779(Sensa Trac)
801779(Monroe Matic Plus)

Rears
Same as regular 1st gens

and for 3rd Gens

Front
71992(Sensa Trac)
for the zx2 the number is
71993(Sensa Trac)

rears fit both
71994(Sensa Trac)

Monroe does not make a knock off of the S/R tokicos so dont even bother looking.

and FYI Monroe makes all Rancho suspension stuff. i dunno maybe ya wanna lift the ´scort and throw some mudders on it heh

motorcraft numbers for the zx2 s/r package are

AM963 for the front both sides
AA475 left hand rear
AA476 right hand rear

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What if I don´t want to raise or lower my car? Are the Tokicos good then also? My local auto parts stores don´t seem to carry them.
 

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i got tokico struts and eibach springs, and after instalation (done by dealership, cheapest place), my car was about ½" higher, but is now back to stock height. it might go a bit lower, but really not much of a noticable difference for the height. an awesome improvement in suspension though

and check OEM Ford Parts for prices.
 
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