: Monroe Strut/Shocks installed

12-20-10, 02:28 PM
I thought I'd give a review of them compared to the AC Delcos.

To sum it up: Night and day difference. The car is more composed then it ever was with the OEM shocks (which I had replaced under warranty). Almost like Magride-lite. I can take corners without wallowing and the car is more fun to drive harder. Was about few thoughts away from trading it for a Performance Sedan but now its a keeper.

The rear shocks however are a bit low and need to either adjust the height sensor arm or figure out if a Tech 2 can do a trim level adjustment. But both struts/shocks bolt right in and the price was a steal, $134 for both Sensa-Trac struts and $55 for both rear Max-Air shocks.

The ride is smooth but firm. No more bouncing from the rear. Hope they hold up for a while but even then the struts have a lifetime warranty and the shocks have a 2 year.

See this thread http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-deville-1985-2005-including-1985/216319-anyone-put-monroe-struts-shocks-their.html I started in the Deville forum.