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Old 07-11-2001, 07:02   #1 (permalink)
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monroe

what are everyones thoughts on Monroe Sensatracs?
Personally i think theyre crap.... i usually use Pedders.
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Old 07-11-2001, 08:17   #2 (permalink)
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I have heard a few good things about Senstracs forom various people - but I prefer Pedders gear as well - the sportsryder shocks and springs have sure transformed my car's handling!
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Ditto monroe and some people don't like the pedders either.

I have the springs in mine and the rear end needs some attention to get the grip levels back on rough roads. On a race track type surface no problems but on anything else !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah i think the sensatrac is tuned or comfort more than sports handling.

eb_5litre,

If you are after something that will make the wagon handle go for the nitrogen shock in the range. I heard the Monroe GT Gas are pretty good or go for the one i use the Pedders Sports Rider, i'll have to give you the product code when i dig the specs up. Also the cool thing is it lowers the car by an inch without spring change. :D
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i'll definately go the Pedders... i had the sports ryders in my XF with a 27mm Selby swaybar and it handled awsome.
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As far as I know the Sensor track is sort of a half way, its soft at first to take the little bumps, but gets firmer.. I don't know what it does for handling.

I have the GT gas and they work well enough, but could be firmer. But it depends on your car and your springs your tyres/wheels and your personal comfort.

If you had 17" wheels then the GT would proberly be about right before fillings started to shake out.

I have heard pedders have some good quality stuff, If you know what your getting and if you get it installed properly.

Whiteline was another place recomended to me.
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I put rear Sensatracks on my XF when they first came out (maybe five - six years ago?) and thought they were good, so I put them on the front as well. Then I pulled the whole lot off a month later.

Different rates on four corners at same time was not great even in normal driving .e.g. left wheels on unmade edge and right on bitumen was worse than normal shocks with both sides going at different rates and both lefts going at different rates to each other as well, and same when on bumpy roads both made and unmade. Car felt unsettled and I didn't like it and wouldn't have been happy to belt it or get into trouble on anything except smooth bitumen. Were actually less comfortable than other shocks, at least for a driver who was aware what the car was doing.

Went back to gas sports shocks and a lot happier.

Maybe the Sensatracks have improved since I tried them, but I'll stick with gas sports.
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I cant really comment on the monroe, but I have pedders all round.
Sports Ryder up front, Comfort Gas on the back, and Sports Ryder springs all round.
And i'm as happy as larry.
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I have owned my car since new.I feel the Pedders are softer[bump esp] than original.Koni only way to go.@ pressent Koni front/pedders rear works about right.Cuts price down too.
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axle hop

I know i shouldn't be but, everytime (which isn't very often, i value my tyres) i get the slightest wheel spin i get pretty severe axle hop. Wet or dry it doesn't matter. This made me come to the conclusion that something ain't right. I've checked out all the trailing arm bushes and they seem ok. I want to get full set of koni's, do you think that this will fix it?? I'm not in a rush to get it done, exhaust comes first, just wondering if thats my problem??
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