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Unread 01-15-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Shocks-OEM equivalent

Hi Guys,

I have a 1997 ZJ 4.0L with 85,000 miles. I want to replace the factory original socks with something that will provide a similar ride. I don't go off road.

I will be doing this myself but asked the local dealer what they have been using. He said they typically use the Monroe Sensa-trac or Reflex. Anyone have any recent experience with either model?

I understand the Reflex is a little firmer than the Sensa-Trac. How do either compare to what the ZJ originally came with? Thanks.

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Unread 01-15-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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From what I've read elsewhere, the Sensa-Trac will give you the most factory like ride.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 07:51 PM   #3
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^^ agreed. Put a set of the sensa tracs on my last truck and they were as close to OEM as I could find. Spoke to a Monroe rep when I worked at a local parts store and he said they were designed to ride like factory
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Unread 01-15-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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If you do go with the Monroe Sensa-Trac (front-37081, rear-37082) on your 97 4.0 open a free Advance account, order them online, use one of the below discount codes, pick up at the local store, and you'll save quite a bit of money.

Here's the front shocks:
http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...cks+%26+struts

Discount Codes:
http://www.retailmenot.com/view/adva....com?c=4582125

At $45/each I'd place 2 separate $90 orders, throw something else in the cart you need for $10 on each order then use TRT41 for $40 off $100. This is one of the better codes, should save you $80, I use it all the time, and good luck!

Note: free shipping on orders over $75 but doesn't apply when you knock the price down below this when using discount codes.
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Unread 01-16-2014, 02:35 AM   #5
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I usually do that then use the in store pickup option. That way, I get the good savings and I don't have to pay shipping. What I normally do is add some of the rear hatch stoppers to my cart. I tend to go through those about every 6 months anyhow...
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1994 Caprice - "SQL Lab", HO charging system, SS suspension, show car in progress, some tasteful show mods...
2014 Silverado 1500 - DD on order
2010 Terrain - wife's DD, bone stock
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Unread 01-20-2014, 10:32 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I did put on the Sensa-Tracs and they do feel like the factory original ride.
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