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Old 30 Aug 2007, 12:19 pm
loewent via CarKB.com
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Default 98 civic - shocks?

As some of you may have read in other posts, I was having a brake drag
problem.

98 civic lx 5 spd. 282000kms.

I hit the brakes at highway speed, lost control, and ended up in the ditch.
Car is mostly OK, as am I.

Upon thinking about the performance of the car once I started to lose control,
it occured to me that perhaps the weak shocks I have contributed to my
inability to regain control of the vehicle once the skid started. The shocks
on this car have never been replaced, and I live in Winnipeg, so I'm sure
that even though they pass the bounce test, they are probably done.

Can anyone lend any credence to this?

Anyways, I have called around, and geez are these things expensive! $149.99
each x 4. Thats for Monroe Sensatracs. It seems that nobody bothers to
carry anything else.

Fortunately, I called around and found the same Monroes for $101.24 each.

Are Monroes OK? Or should I be heading to the dealer for these?

t

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Old 30 Aug 2007, 05:15 pm
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Default Re: 98 civic - shocks?

monroes are good. shop ebay and save $



"loewent via CarKB.com" <u10197@uwe> wrote in message
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> As some of you may have read in other posts, I was having a brake drag
> problem.
>
> 98 civic lx 5 spd. 282000kms.
>
> I hit the brakes at highway speed, lost control, and ended up in the
> ditch.
> Car is mostly OK, as am I.
>
> Upon thinking about the performance of the car once I started to lose
> control,
> it occured to me that perhaps the weak shocks I have contributed to my
> inability to regain control of the vehicle once the skid started. The
> shocks
> on this car have never been replaced, and I live in Winnipeg, so I'm sure
> that even though they pass the bounce test, they are probably done.
>
> Can anyone lend any credence to this?
>
> Anyways, I have called around, and geez are these things expensive!
> $149.99
> each x 4. Thats for Monroe Sensatracs. It seems that nobody bothers to
> carry anything else.
>
> Fortunately, I called around and found the same Monroes for $101.24 each.
>
> Are Monroes OK? Or should I be heading to the dealer for these?
>
> t
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Old 30 Aug 2007, 07:09 pm
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Default Re: 98 civic - shocks?

also kyb struts are very good so if you can get those they're high quality
to.



"loewent via CarKB.com" <u10197@uwe> wrote in message
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> As some of you may have read in other posts, I was having a brake drag
> problem.
>
> 98 civic lx 5 spd. 282000kms.
>
> I hit the brakes at highway speed, lost control, and ended up in the
> ditch.
> Car is mostly OK, as am I.
>
> Upon thinking about the performance of the car once I started to lose
> control,
> it occured to me that perhaps the weak shocks I have contributed to my
> inability to regain control of the vehicle once the skid started. The
> shocks
> on this car have never been replaced, and I live in Winnipeg, so I'm sure
> that even though they pass the bounce test, they are probably done.
>
> Can anyone lend any credence to this?
>
> Anyways, I have called around, and geez are these things expensive!
> $149.99
> each x 4. Thats for Monroe Sensatracs. It seems that nobody bothers to
> carry anything else.
>
> Fortunately, I called around and found the same Monroes for $101.24 each.
>
> Are Monroes OK? Or should I be heading to the dealer for these?
>
> t
>
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Old 31 Aug 2007, 06:21 am
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I got the monroes... they seem to be about the only thing available here.

how hard is it to screw up reassembly of the strut in the rear?
For some reason, I couldn't get the top mounting collar to seat where I
thought it should. The strut went back on no problem and everything seems ok,

but if its twisted or something, it would be a problem with alignment, right?

t

Jeff wrote:
>also kyb struts are very good so if you can get those they're high quality
>to.
>
>> As some of you may have read in other posts, I was having a brake drag
>> problem.

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>> t


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Old 03 Sep 2007, 08:45 am
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loewent via CarKB.com wrote:
> As some of you may have read in other posts, I was having a brake drag
> problem.
>
> 98 civic lx 5 spd. 282000kms.
>
> I hit the brakes at highway speed, lost control, and ended up in the ditch.
> Car is mostly OK, as am I.
>
> Upon thinking about the performance of the car once I started to lose control,
> it occured to me that perhaps the weak shocks I have contributed to my
> inability to regain control of the vehicle once the skid started. The shocks
> on this car have never been replaced, and I live in Winnipeg, so I'm sure
> that even though they pass the bounce test, they are probably done.
>
> Can anyone lend any credence to this?
>
> Anyways, I have called around, and geez are these things expensive! $149.99
> each x 4. Thats for Monroe Sensatracs. It seems that nobody bothers to
> carry anything else.
>
> Fortunately, I called around and found the same Monroes for $101.24 each.
>
> Are Monroes OK? Or should I be heading to the dealer for these?
>
> t
>


monroe quality is poor. get kyb gr2's if you don't want to pay for oem.
buy online for the best prices.
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