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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:19 pm 
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ok, i just got a quote from repco for a full set of king superlows and a full set of monroe sealed gas sensatrac struts...the price is $376.12.
should i go for it?
i dont know what the rrp is on all of this but i work for a company called Ashdown which is owned by repco so i have a discount card.
i wont have any install fees as i have a spring compressor and all the other necessary tools out in the shed.
good price or not?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:25 pm 
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which ashdown do you work at?
and $376 for springs and shocks is deadset cheap.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:29 pm 
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i work in southport...there r plenty around in qld...townsville, toowoomba, cairns, archerfield (2 in brissy [northgate] but one is the main warehouse the one next door is the one that sells things and then there is southport where i work :D

i think that i may just get the springs n shocks then :D might wait to install until i get some new wheels though...i will probably scrape the ground with my lovely stock wheels with hubcaps :D

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:30 pm 
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also, what is an average price on the shocks n springs? i wanna know how much i will be saving

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:32 pm 
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nar i had 15's with my superlows and the 17's are almost the same rolling circumference.
we use archerfield ashdowns quite often.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:33 pm 
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i think you can get springs around $110 each pair.
what prices did you get on all of your bits?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:37 pm 
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$90 each end for springs and $99 each end for the shocks
are monroe sensatrac good shocks?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:52 pm 
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oh yeh, i also got a set of pioneer 6x9 4 ways :D only cos the rear right speaker blew in my car yesterday.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:03 pm 
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That price sounds good. I paid $350 just to get the back of my EB done (Dobinson springs and shocks + labour). One of the guys at work paid $1100 to get his EL lowered, I think that was using Monroe parts.
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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:57 pm 
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mattie wrote:
ok, i just got a quote from repco for a full set of king superlows and a full set of monroe sealed gas sensatrac struts...the price is $376.12.
should i go for it?
i dont know what the rrp is on all of this but i work for a company called Ashdown which is owned by repco so i have a discount card.
i wont have any install fees as i have a spring compressor and all the other necessary tools out in the shed.
good price or not?



you'll be disapointed if you use the monroe shocks

save a bit more money and buy some better ones

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:59 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
mattie wrote:
ok, i just got a quote from repco for a full set of king superlows and a full set of monroe sealed gas sensatrac struts...the price is $376.12.
should i go for it?
i dont know what the rrp is on all of this but i work for a company called Ashdown which is owned by repco so i have a discount card.
i wont have any install fees as i have a spring compressor and all the other necessary tools out in the shed.
good price or not?



you'll be disapointed if you use the monroe shocks

save a bit more money and buy some better ones


agreed. Monroe's and king springs aren't really the best combination. I've tried numerous suspension setups in my car, not by choice - (thanks vic police) and the best IMO for looks/ride quality is super low king springs with Pedders sports ryder struts in the front and comfort gas shocks in the rear. The pedders struts have a lower spring land which makes the car sit lower in the front but still retain some suspension travel. with the monroes you won't have much travel left with super lows and the ride will be bumpy.

BTW, cost price on king springs is 75+tax a set. that price you got it pretty good. from memory cost on monroe gt gas struts was 115 bux each and about 100 bux for a pair of rear shocks. but that was ages ago.
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:12 am 
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That is a huge discount. I dunno what parts they've quoted you on. But I got Tim (rapier) some Monroe GT shockies (the Sensatracs are more exxy) and King Spring lows and I think they cost him $400 or $500, and that was my employee price. Each front strut was like $100.00, each spring set was $90 - $100, and the rear shockies were about $100.00. Repco made only enough profit to cover transport costs...

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:34 pm 
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Monroe sensatracs are not designed to work on lowered vehicles. The sensatrac shock has crooves in the bore at the standard ride height to give the soft ride. Using them with superlows will stroke through the piston through the grooved part mid corner making the car feel funny.

I believe most people don't know this and why they say sensatracs suck on lowered vehicles. I have never used them.
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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:38 pm 
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Bert wrote:
Monroe sensatracs are not designed to work on lowered vehicles. The sensatrac shock has crooves in the bore at the standard ride height to give the soft ride. Using them with superlows will stroke through the piston through the grooved part mid corner making the car feel funny.

I believe most people don't know this and why they say sensatracs suck on lowered vehicles. I have never used them.


There's a seperate set for the lowered cars. Not sure if there for super low or just low though. But when I was looking today, the front struts for an EF XR6 wagonn (which is lower than a standard EF wagon) are a different part number to the standard EF wagon - for Monroe Sensatracs and GT Premiums.
But you may be right that they will be unhappy to run on super low height

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:35 am 
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mattie wrote:
i work in southport...there r plenty around in qld...townsville, toowoomba, cairns, archerfield (2 in brissy [northgate] but one is the main warehouse the one next door is the one that sells things and then there is southport where i work :D

i think that i may just get the springs n shocks then :D might wait to install until i get some new wheels though...i will probably scrape the ground with my lovely stock wheels with hubcaps :D


205 / 65 r 15:

Sidewall ~133 mm
Radius ~323 mm
Diameter ~647 mm

235 / 45 r 17:

Sidewall ~105 mm
Radius ~322 mm
Diameter ~643 mm

So yer ... not much of a difference...

 

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