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    Monroe passive shocks

    I recently installed a full conversion kit from Monroe. I experienced a harsh ride and rubbing in the rear due to both bags had holes in them. Purchased for less than 300. Kit included front struts, strut mounts, new spring coils, and hardware. Also included rear air shocks with resistors for all 4 shocks. 100% satisfied! Ride is beautiful like it was when I first purchased it. Same day I installed, hauled a car trailer loaded with a Subaru WRX with NO problems on the I-5 for over 300 miles round trip. Kit is too cheap in price NOT to purchase.

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    That's great to hear. I was thinking about doing the same thing. Did you get 90013 or 90013-1, I've seen both kits for sale, can't tell the difference between them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigksone
    That's great to hear. I was thinking about doing the same thing. Did you get 90013 or 90013-1, I've seen both kits for sale, can't tell the difference between them though.
    the kit I got was the 90013-1 and 90013-2. I didn't know the difference either. Great stuff though.

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    Usually Monroe "-1" and "-2" is right and left. Did they switch from a right and left kit (no -1 or -2), to selling them individually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
    Usually Monroe "-1" and "-2" is right and left. Did they switch from a right and left kit (no -1 or -2), to selling them individually?
    That's what threw me off. I got both kits in one box? Front must be -1 or -2 and rear is vise versa? I was alittle skeptical at first ordering because of the price and was thinking it was only including either front or rear.

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    I ordered the 90013 kit. Came with everything for all 4 corners, to my door for less than $300. Installing them this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigksone
    I ordered the 90013 kit. Came with everything for all 4 corners, to my door for less than $300. Installing them this weekend.
    Your going to love em! Very easy install. Front strut mounts go in one way just FYI when aligning spring and strut.

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    Re: Monroe passive shocks

    I have been looking at this too, but when I read on the Monroe website, it says 90013 is used without 22" wheels. Does anyone know why it cannot be used if you have 22" wheels?

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    Re: Monroe passive shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by kazza93203 View Post
    I recently installed a full conversion kit from Monroe. I experienced a harsh ride and rubbing in the rear due to both bags had holes in them. Purchased for less than 300. Kit included front struts, strut mounts, new spring coils, and hardware. Also included rear air shocks with resistors for all 4 shocks. 100% satisfied! Ride is beautiful like it was when I first purchased it. Same day I installed, hauled a car trailer loaded with a Subaru WRX with NO problems on the I-5 for over 300 miles round trip. Kit is too cheap in price NOT to purchase.
    Did you get rid of the suspension service message?

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    Re: Monroe passive shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by bigksone View Post
    I ordered the 90013 kit. Came with everything for all 4 corners, to my door for less than $300. Installing them this weekend.

    Did you get to install them yet? if so hows ride im thinking on doing the same thing but one thing holding me back is their site says truck W/22'' wheels dont know the different b trying to avoid any problems if any so any piece of info i will appreciated thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsecret
    Did you get to install them yet? if so hows ride im thinking on doing the same thing but one thing holding me back is their site says truck W/22'' wheels dont know the different b trying to avoid any problems if any so any piece of info i will appreciated thanks again
    Yes, I finally got to do it this past weekend. Install was pretty easy. For the rears, I took off the wheels and just enough fasteners to bend the liners back for easier access. I'm sure it can be done without removing the liner, but it only adds a few minutes to the job so I didn't mind. The fronts are also an easy install once you deal with compressing the springs. I've driven about 250 miles since and so far so good. The difference in the ride is night and day. My old shocks were DONE with less than 70k on my truck. I was hesitant because of what it said about the 22's also, but it doesn't seem to be an issue. My mechanic who compressed the front springs for me said he thinks they list that because of the magnetic ride suspension on the later models with 22's???? These aren't a good replacement for those. IDK how accurate that is.

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    Re: Monroe passive shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by bigksone View Post
    Yes, I finally got to do it this past weekend. Install was pretty easy. For the rears, I took off the wheels and just enough fasteners to bend the liners back for easier access. I'm sure it can be done without removing the liner, but it only adds a few minutes to the job so I didn't mind. The fronts are also an easy install once you deal with compressing the springs. I've driven about 250 miles since and so far so good. The difference in the ride is night and day. My old shocks were DONE with less than 70k on my truck. I was hesitant because of what it said about the 22's also, but it doesn't seem to be an issue. My mechanic who compressed the front springs for me said he thinks they list that because of the magnetic ride suspension on the later models with 22's???? These aren't a good replacement for those. IDK how accurate that is.

    so you reccomend this kit without any problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsecret
    so you reccomend this kit without any problems?
    Keep in mind I've had them on for a little less than a week- but so far I would say yes.

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    Re: Monroe passive shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by bigksone View Post
    Keep in mind I've had them on for a little less than a week- but so far I would say yes.

    i undersatnd thanks for answering all my questions

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    Re: Monroe passive shocks

    How about how they are riding now? I am between these and the Arnott's. These are crazy cheap, so it is hard to pass up, but if I just end up replacing them in a month because of an issue or a warning/dash light, it won't be worth it.

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