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Unread 04-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Monroe Sensa Trac vs Reflex and Up Country???

I desperately need shocks. I'm at 108k on factory originals and things are getting pretty brutal.

Not wanting to spend a lot, going to do the rears first. Both the Sensa Tracs and Reflex Monroes get fairly decent feedback from what I can see from searching on here, but on to my questions.

Are the Reflex worth the few extra dollars over the Sensa Tracs? It'll be about $25 to jump up to them.

The Reflex I can buy at a good price show to be a direct fit for my 04 Laredo, but it also says they are for the "Up Country" suspension which I don't have as far as I know. Can I use "Up Country" shocks on a standard Laredo?

Problems with either of these anyone? Suggestions (not Bilstiens, too much else I need to do right now, it's a Jeep).

My 04 Dub is 98 percent a daily driver, I like to plaster it with mud every now and again but I don't do any serious off road stuff.

Any experience with these appreciated. Thanks!

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Unread 04-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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yes the reflex are worth it and you can use the reflex on your stock suspension... personally if I was picking b/t those two I'd go with the reflex monotubes that are for the "up-country" suspension.

The reflex monotubes are a much better design than the twin tube sensa trac
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Unread 04-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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I just got the Sensa-Tracs a couple weeks ago. Over all I'm happy with them. A little stiffer than I'd like but my main reason to change the shocks was the bushings were shot and rattled horribly. Eliminated most of the rattles I had. Mine is a 100% DD. No opinion on the Reflex. If you're set on the Monroes, make sure you take advantage of the rebate being offered if you purchase before April 30th. See the Monroe website.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #4
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I opted for KYB Monomaxx shocks and I am REALLY liking them. They were night and day over OEM even at 60k miles. I dont know how the heck you made it as far as you did on OEM shocks. Yours must be ruined.

Bought them on Amazon and installed them myself in my driveway with simple hand tools.

Part numbers: 565107, 565106.

Paid $168.04 for all four.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 05:01 PM   #5
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I've got the Reflexes on my Super Duty and it actually makes the ride decent. So they get my vote.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 04:03 AM   #6
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We did reflex up front and sensatrac load adjusting out back. Very happy with result.

http://catalog.monroe.com/catalogPar...dStatus=ACTIVE
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Unread 04-26-2013, 06:55 AM   #7
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I just put front and rear reflex on my 01 w/o upcountry (shocks said for upcountry) they are great!
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #8
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Thanks guys, I'm gonna go with the Reflex for Up Country since they will work, seems like $25 bucks well spent.

Now to actually get them and get it done.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:11 PM   #9
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heck KayCeeJeep, end of May I'll be passing thru your neck of the woods headed to TN/NC for some Deals Gap terrorizing;
you want a set of Up Country springs for a free 1 inch lift?

I'll toss in the Up Country transfer case skid for $25, need some tow hooks?

Just have to figure the logisitics of meeting along the road
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:41 PM   #10
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Tex that sounds interesting, thanks for the offer. PM me when that time comes around and we'll yack on it a bit.
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