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    Need Advice On Shocks For Truck

    I need your opinions as I have never shopped for shocks before until now.

    The ORIGINAL shocks on my 2001 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 (198,000 miles) need replaced. I think the truck has at least another 100,000 miles of life so I will want some decent but not too pricey ones.
    (My previous Nissan truck I owned for 12 1/2 years)

    Monroe Muffler gave me a quote of $300 to have Monroe sensitrac shocks installed for $300 ($220 after $80 rebate). Plus, they can be replaced for free after 50,000 miles via warranty.
    Is this a good deal? I am still going to call around other shops for more quotes.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Need Advice On Shocks For Truck

    What kind of a sissy replaces the shocks on a truck? Ride it out, cowboy.

    Seriously, $55 a wheel doesn't sound like a bad deal to me. If you did it yourself you could probably buy comparable shocks for maybe $100. Seems like it's worth it to me.
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    Re: Need Advice On Shocks For Truck

    I would recommend that you call around. Get some quotes.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Need Advice On Shocks For Truck

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    I would recommend that you call around. Get some quotes.
    Without a doubt- that's worthwhile advice.
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    Re: Need Advice On 4 Shocks For Truck

    OK, here are the quotes I received.

    All quotes are parts and labor.

    Monroe: $300 out the door price.

    Midas: $538 before tax

    Tuffy: $400 before tax

    OEM Dealership: $487 before tax

    Discount Muffler (hometown business): $360 plus tax

    Here is the deal I am going to go with and have installed on Thursday: A local shop said I can pick out the shocks and they will install all four of them for $80. I bought 4 Gabriel Guardian (Part # Front-81507 / Rear-81318) shocks at $16.99 each. So the total for parts and labor will be around $160 after tax.

    It pays to shop around.
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    Re: Need Advice On Shocks For Truck

    Nice work.

    But I would have gone with this:
    http://www.car-stuff.com/carparts/ni...593172876.html
    Plus the new shocks you really only needed in the first place.

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    Re: Need Advice On Shocks For Truck

    Nice GIK, Nice.

    I like this little tidbit they sneak into the product description.

    "Requires new upper ball joints to complete installation"
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    Re: Need Advice On Shocks For Truck

    I got the Gabriel Guardian's installed on Thursday. The installer noted that the old shocks had one leaking and another one hanging loose which I knew about. The ride is pretty good for the $16.99 each price I paid for them. I am sure the more pricey ones give you a better ride. Plus, these ones bought from Auto Zone is good for the life of the truck. I will keep my receipt for a free replacement in the future!
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