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Old 06-29-2009, 08:56   #1 (permalink)
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Best Shocks

I have a 2000 Windstar and am looking for suggestions on front shock replacements. I have been looking and there of course are zillions of choices from Gabriel, KYB, Koni, etc.

I don't want to spend a lot of money as the car has 195K on it but it still runs great and I intend to drive it till it will not let me anYMORE.

So any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:00   #2 (permalink)
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I've had good luck with Gabriel. They are inexpensive, sold at most autozone stores, and they will stand behind them.
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Hello and good day:

Here is a great link... RockAuto Parts Catalog

Jwko got me hooked on this one...lol...

My opinion is "you never can go wrong with Monroe".
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Old 07-01-2009, 19:26   #4 (permalink)
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My opinion is "you never can go wrong with Monroe".
I agree. Monroe are EXCELLENT for not only the price, but quality as well. Depending on the shop they can even install and offer a lifetime warranty. Shop around, the choices are endless. However, for a high mileage van, I'd stick with Monroe as they tend to be just as good as OEM.
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I still like Gabriel hahaha

And I got a LIFETIME warranty without the Big NAME Price
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I install my own shocks, so I don't get a warranty! What a rip! Still, my average set of Bilsteins will easily last 100K without noticeable problems, and Monroe shocks and struts will last upwards of 75K, for the price I have no complaints.
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You have a warranty on the shocks themselves don't you?
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You have a warranty on the shocks themselves don't you?
Generally they come with a 1-3 year warranty, providing I can find the receipt should I have any problems...
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