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Old 10-22-2011, 08:07 AM
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Hi, Im looking to replace all 4 shockers on my blazer. Im looking for something thats strong enough for towing a race car on the trailor and tools and camping equipment etc, but i dont want a ride that is so firm that it feels like the shockers are solid bars and would like my comfort still.
 
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If you dont go off-road and like a good highway ride, I just bought a set of Monroe Sensatrac for the front and the wife and I like them a lot. Really tamed rough pavement.

Take-offs were about year old Delphi.. unknown what series.. they were still good if having full gas charge is an indicator but they were too firm and every expansion joint was felt.
- Some guys might like em that firm.. they're for sale cheap, no oil leak or rod rust.

Stay away from KYB GR2 though they're attractive at the price. Bought set for my TBird rear.. and they drive me nuts. Seem to be very temperature sensitive. Between ambient ? to 85 they're great. Above 85 they degrade fast. Till at 95 deg they feel worn out. And it's not because tires need balanced, either.

For the back I think you need a set of air-assists.
 

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Im not expecting to go off road but might have the odd little ride out but nothing to serious.
I was hoping to get a few views of other people to see what they have used or recomend.
 
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Originally Posted by pettyfog View Post
If you dont go off-road and like a good highway ride, I just bought a set of Monroe Sensatrac for the front and the wife and I like them a lot. Really tamed rough pavement.

Take-offs were about year old Delphi.. unknown what series.. they were still good if having full gas charge is an indicator but they were too firm and every expansion joint was felt.
- Some guys might like em that firm.. they're for sale cheap, no oil leak or rod rust.

Stay away from KYB GR2 though they're attractive at the price. Bought set for my TBird rear.. and they drive me nuts. Seem to be very temperature sensitive. Between ambient ? to 85 they're great. Above 85 they degrade fast. Till at 95 deg they feel worn out. And it's not because tires need balanced, either.

For the back I think you need a set of air-assists.


Good call. KYB GR2 are cheap for a reason!
 
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Originally Posted by G_Doughty View Post
Good call. KYB GR2 are cheap for a reason!
That pi$$es me off. No excuse for a new shock to act like like that. Nitrogen's cheap and there's about 10 cents worth in a shock at most. That isnt the problem, though.. it's low quality shock fluid that would have foaming problems at below 140deg working {fluid in the shock is hotter in the valving section than the tube}, despite the nitrogen.

Before gas filled was common, those shocks would go around the block and drive right back in the door.

BTW: I used to work in the Delco shock plant.. that doesnt mean diddly though. just sayin'. Also worked at Inland .. steering wheels, suspension bushings and dash pads.. both became Delphi.
 
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I've got GR2s.. for less then $100 I did all four, am happy with it, rides much better then the old blisteens that were on it
 
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