Strut Shock Recommendation



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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    I left the important information out. This is for a 2006 Grand Caravan SXT.
    I've used the sensen shocks on a 98 Sienna and 97 civic.

    They sell the quick struts for a 2006 caravan.
    http://apxautoparts.com/shocks-strut...-grand-caravan

    Have a look. If you live in the USA, shipping is free.
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    We have a 2008 T&C. Had the local Bridgestone shop install front struts. They installed Monroe Sensa-Trac. 40,000 miles later it is time to replace them. They are GONE! This is a very expensive service to perform regularly. The performance of the Monroe's was significantly inferior from the get-go. That lifetime guarantee on the shocks sounds good... but it's parts and not labor or any of the ancillaries. Monroe claims quality but they are junk. There customer service people don't want to hear anything but they'll tell you the hoops to jump through to get warranty service. Save yourself time, money and aggravation and get something else. KYB is said to be a good bet, we'll see.

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    My KYB struts are doing well after 5 years and 60,000 miles, and they're just starting on their second set of tires. My OEM struts made it through two sets of tires before they were no longer dampening well enough, so I can't say that the KYB struts have been just as good as OEM yet, but give me a few more years...
    '05 Town & Country Touring
    3.8L 198,000 mi

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    0 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    Ordered KYB Strut-Plus from RockAuto in May of last year. What can I say? Absolute garbage, Heard a clunking noise the first day. Today it sounds like the front end will fall apart. Two different mechanics confirmed that the strut mounts were shot. They both warned me about RockAuto.

    Now I'm stuck with them because I refuse to pay for shipping back to them. Their shipping Policy, in my opinion, is ridiculous. I should have known better. "When the price is too good to believe.....stay away"

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    I would clarify that I did not order my KYB struts from RockAuto, nor did I install them myself. A local shop sold the product and did the install.

    Nate
    '05 Town & Country Touring
    3.8L 198,000 mi

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    I believe the Garbriel quick struts I installed back in 2014 are done for. They only have 40K on them and I've been experiencing knocking noises, when going over bumpy roads and vibration in the steering wheel, when I turn the wheel slowly sometimes. (I feel it in the steering wheel and the strut spring as well.) Also, all other steering components have been replaced within the last few years. I'm leaning towards the KYB Loaded Strut from AutoZone as a replacement. Any suggestions?

    http://www.autozone.com/suspension-s...3_453410_18474
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    07 Toyota Camry w/2.4L engine w/112K+. Bought used in Nov. 2009 w/36K

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    I would not recommend Munroe, one of mine had an upper bearing that made clicking noise when turning from the start. 50,0000km now and they're pretty done. I have to add that I live in Quebec, probably some of the worst roads in North America. The climate destroys roads, especially this time of year with frequent freeze/thaw cycles. I will get KYB next time, they have a lot of experience with off-road performance suspension.
    Steve
    1999 Caravan LE, 3.3L, 300,000KM
    2005 Saturn Vue AWD (Honda J35 3.5 V-TEC 260HP) 216,000KM
    1982 Suzuki Katana,(ported/shaved head,11:1,4in1,KNre-cal/filters,cam,120HP)

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    I will go out on a limb here and say many replace their superior OEM struts with inferior aftermarket junk for no reason other than time or mileage says so. My 2001 had original struts until right before I sold it in 2014. The drivers side started to knock, so I replaced it with a OEM junk yard strut off a 2007. It once again rode/cornered smooth and quiet, the person who purchased my van was impressed with the ride quality.
    2000 Chrysler Cirrus 2.4 Wrecked/Junked 8/26/16
    2001 Saturn SL1 (replaces the Cirrus)
    2001 Caravan SE 3.3.........SOLD 5/4/14, 131,750 trouble free miles
    2014 G Caravan AVP 3.6
    2012 Ram Van 3.6
    (company vehicle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caraman99 View Post
    I would not recommend Munroe, one of mine had an upper bearing that made clicking noise when turning from the start. 50,0000km now and they're pretty done. I have to add that I live in Quebec, probably some of the worst roads in North America. The climate destroys roads, especially this time of year with frequent freeze/thaw cycles. I will get KYB next time, they have a lot of experience with off-road performance suspension.
    500,000 kms. doesn't seems bad at all. I want to buy same ones you got, please post exact model number.







    2012 Town & Country
    2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. 317,000 + Miles. -SOLD-
    Current Minivans I own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LEVY View Post
    500,000 kms. doesn't seems bad at all. I want to buy same ones you got, please post exact model number.
    Sorry, I meant five hundred million kilometres, really not impressed...
    Last edited by Caraman99; 03-19-2017 at 08:05 PM.
    Steve
    1999 Caravan LE, 3.3L, 300,000KM
    2005 Saturn Vue AWD (Honda J35 3.5 V-TEC 260HP) 216,000KM
    1982 Suzuki Katana,(ported/shaved head,11:1,4in1,KNre-cal/filters,cam,120HP)

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