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post #1 of 3 Old 10-14-2015, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
jhrebs
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Help with repair

Am asking you guys here because I trust all of your insight 100%. First it is not a jeep question(insert remarks here!).
I am repairing the strut/spring on my escape. Napa has them for $170. Looks like rock auto.com has them for around $60-$80. What do you guys think is the difference? The car is a 2009 Ford Escape.


'87 reg. historic, 2" bds springs, 1" boom shackles, 1" daystar BL, 31" Intereco trxus, Crager soft 8's, steel braided brake extensions, monsta liner
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-14-2015, 02:30 PM
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retail price vs wholesale aggregating website price.

Do pay attention to brand. If you are getting Ford OEM parts, it could be worth the money if rockauto just has knockoff brands. There could be a huge difference in quality.

if the parts are of the same brand, then they are probably the same.

If you are comparing rockauto off brand vs autozone (etc) store brand, go with the cheaper one. If they break, replace them again and you are still ahead of the price point. I do usually trust NAPA more than the other parts stores though. But only a little more.
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-14-2015, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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I found Monroe struts and springs assemblies. One set for $90 and one for $130. The cheapest no name brand is $65. Think I'm gonna try the $90 Monroe.

'87 reg. historic, 2" bds springs, 1" boom shackles, 1" daystar BL, 31" Intereco trxus, Crager soft 8's, steel braided brake extensions, monsta liner
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