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Oem shocks? #993058
04/07/10 05:21 PM
04/07/10 05:21 PM
radish150  Offline OP
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 111
Peru S.A.
Long story short, I need front shocks badly. Anyone know if the stock shocks for a gen 1 are any good? I need something to tide me over till I can really get the suspension sorted out properly and unless I order from the states monroe is my only other option... GAK !

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90 Montero LWB 4D56 2.5 TDI, AT with OD, dual bouncy seats, H4 headlights, hellas, bull bar, 32" Wranglers and about to get some LEGS!

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Re: Oem shocks? [Re: radish150] #993059
04/07/10 05:50 PM
04/07/10 05:50 PM
MontyMcV  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 7,341
Cleve-burg OH USA
Most here replace with KYB Gas-A-Justs. Someone used Monroes once and got a couple months out of them.

How bad/tough is shipping to you? KYBs are around $40/each last I knew.

Big Truck: 00, 3.5, Endeavor, 5-Spd drive line in hand!
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Re: Oem shocks? [Re: MontyMcV] #993060
04/07/10 05:56 PM
04/07/10 05:56 PM
RECON45  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,342
Statesville, NC
I am in the same boat, needing front shocks. I think mine are bilsteins right now, not sure. I have never tried the KYB brand. i did not know if trailmaster or skyjacker shocks were any better or not.

91 Montero LS "Sandstorm", Auto, Dual Bouncy Seats, 2" Suspension lift, 2" Body Lift, GENII front IFS, 32" MT tires

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Re: Oem shocks? [Re: RECON45] #993061
04/07/10 06:30 PM
04/07/10 06:30 PM
sasnydley  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,513
Fl Sarasota area
I have Monroes on mine-BUT my t-bars are cranked to I don't think they do much LOL! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

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Re: Oem shocks? [Re: sasnydley] #993062
04/07/10 06:46 PM
04/07/10 06:46 PM
JAVYPRO  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 1,974
Buford, GA USA
I am wearing Rancho 5000 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


88 red Montero with the Dakar Special Edition decals, 438,000 miles (As of 7/23/2012) some occational blue puffing but still strong and counting!!! I am going ppsshhh (turbo), Stay tuned =) ...
Re: Oem shocks? [Re: JAVYPRO] #993063
04/07/10 07:13 PM
04/07/10 07:13 PM
sparkem  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 6,892
Ponchatoula, LA ***
KYBs are cheaper and good. I tried Monroes once on the rear of my gen1 and they lasted 2 days. Through normal driving one started leaking oil and the other was not gas charged anymore. They were brand new. The part number on the box said they were for the Montero, maybe someone put the wrong shocks in the wrong box? I did not try another set.

I just want to tell you both good luck, and we're all counting on you.
Re: Oem shocks? [Re: sparkem] #993064
04/07/10 09:18 PM
04/07/10 09:18 PM
bodyswapped8789  Offline
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 305
Denver Colorado
Pro comp ES 6000 from flea bay. Just put them on a little while ago but they seam to be OK. I have only done street driving so far. But if cheap is what your looking for there perfect.

89 V6 manual trans Dodge Raider frame 87 cold weather pkg 2" body lift, Soft 8's wraped in BFG km2 33x10.5x15, JDM Pajero yellow Bosch fogs. Yackama basket. Duel bouncies gen II rear springs,gen II ft brakes,master and booster.
Re: Oem shocks? [Re: bodyswapped8789] #993065
04/07/10 09:23 PM
04/07/10 09:23 PM
JohnnyBfromPeoria  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 6,198
Phoenix, AZ *****
KYB or bust for me.

I don't know who made the OEM for Gen 1, but KYB made the adjustable ones on my Gen 2, and they lasted 170,000 miles (nearly 300,000 km).

If your only true choice is between OEM and Monroe, go OEM all the way! Monroes suck hard for the Montero.

John B.

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Re: Oem shocks? [Re: radish150] #993066
04/08/10 01:50 AM
04/08/10 01:50 AM
hazy_daze  Offline
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Posts: 4,623
Athens, Georgia *****
I know a guy with import export contacts in the Carribean and South America. If you decide on which brand you want, I can facilitate getting them to you. PM me to discuss details. HTH <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Fasteddy's advice is occasionally sound...
Re: Oem shocks? [Re: hazy_daze] #993067
04/08/10 02:09 AM
04/08/10 02:09 AM
plh  Offline
Body Damage is Cool
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,424
Milwaukee Wisconsin
I've got Skyjackers, so far... so good. Been on 18 months aka 5000 miles

Last edited by plh; 04/08/10 02:10 AM.

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