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Monroe vs Bilstein 5100

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by larkja, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. larkja

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    Local 4x4 store just informed me only 5100s available for the rear. Want to sell me Monroes to go up front. I am tempted to wait until January for a matched set of 5100s. So, should I:

    1. Go Monroes on all 4 corners,
    2. Go Monroes up front and Bilsteins on the back,
    3. Wait until Jan/Feb for the Bilsteins on all 4 corners.

    Thanks
     
  2. 07navi

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    ALL MONROES unless you like bone jarring and teeth rattling rides.
     
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    or go all KYB, they are another good brand i have had great success.

    Bilstein will give yoy a firmer ride if that is what you want. we have bad roads and washboard where we live so that a big no for us.
     
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    Love my 5100s.

    I wouldn’t run Monroes if you paid me.
     
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    I put KYB on the back of my 17 EL and she quit twerking at the stop lights.

    Sent from my moto g(7) play using Tapatalk
     
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    You couldn't pay me to run anything else, I like a smooth ride.
     
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    I had purchased a set of 5100's for my '15 XLT but after 3+ months of waiting for them on back order I cancelled the order and bought KYB Excel G's. I believe they are a step up from the Monroe's but below the 5100's.

    Either way, I've been pleased with the ride over the stock shocks.
     
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    I just ran 9 hours of interstate at 80+ mph. Bilsteins soak up the bumps.

    Monroe are great shocks for teaching you how to replace your shocks. Replace your factory shocks with Monroes and you’ll soon be back in there replacing them again because their quality is bottom shelf. Monroes are basically the generic brand of shocks.
     
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    yeeeeok
     
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    I wouldn't buy a twin tube shock. I'd stick with monotube
     

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