Monroe Sensa-Trac struts/Quick-strut package

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23
Location
Houston, TX
Are the mounts & springs with Monroe's Quick-strut package of good quality? I'm debating whether to do just struts all around + 2 (much needed) mounts for the rear, or getting the Quick strut package all-around. Price for my car ('93 Altima) would be $370 for quick struts all around or $150 for 4 struts/rear mounts and hope I don't find anything else that needs to be replaced. I've only read one bad story about the quick struts and that was on a car with a bad design from the factory AFAIK. I need rear mounts for sure, the springs & boots appear good w/ the car still on the ground, but haven't taken the assemblies out yet. BTW, these prices are @ Rockauto + Monroe's rebate that's going on until the 31st, so I need to make a move by then. Thanks!
 
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Wisconsin
Not much help, but I have the Monroe Sensa-trac quick struts on my '96 windstar. I had a broken spring (just outside the 10 year unlimited warranty that FORD issued on the springs) which is what prompted the strut replacement. I have had them for 3 years......and seem to be fine. Monroe sells the mounts, bearings, etc as separate parts....so they are a known brand there as well. I have seen a couple other brands come out with the spring/strut unit, although, if I were to do it again....I would do the same thing. One is limited by what is offered for your specific vehicle.
 

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393
Location
NC
look for KYB struts if you want a quality aftermarket replacement that isn't too pricey. monroe/gabriel are pretty shoddy in comparison.
 
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22,647
Location
CA
I went through the same dilemma with my Saturn, but I ultimately ended up with front and rear KYB GR-2 struts and KYB mounts for the front. After rebate, four Quick Struts were $400. The four KYB struts and two mounts were $258. The Quick Struts were new for my application and I didn't want to be the "beta tester." Plus, the KYBs are known to give good results for my application. From what I've been told, KYB struts deliver a firmer ride than Monroes. If you want a softer ride, then Monroe is probably a better choice. Also, Monroe's warranty is much better than KYB. Monroe's lifetime warranty has a no-questions asked replacement policy, even for normal wear. KYB does not offer this.
 
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10,008
Location
Upstate NY
You can get mounts and struts a lot cheaper than Quick Struts. I just put 4 Sensatracs on my 99 Buick LeSabre, and it rides a lot better than it used to. It's still soft, but it's meant to be soft. Whatever you decide, set aside $80 for an alignment. You'll need one after doing struts.
 
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18
Location
Dallas, TX
I went with Quick Struts for my 99 I4 Camry (all 4 wheels). The struts I replaced were all original and I knew I had to replace all the components (mounts, all rubber, spring, struts). Amazon had them for a great price combined with the rebate from Monroe. Quick Struts were a better value and easy to swap out. After 5K miles on them I am highly satisfied.
 
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