|Originally posted by Arns85GT:|
I have Sensa-tracs which have been working very well for the past 8 years.
I'm glad you mentioned "Sensa-Tracs" because Monroe makes several
models of shocks and struts. Just saying "Monroe" (as has been earlier posted) doesn't narrow it down enough.
I used Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks and struts in my lowered and stiffened (cut springs) '84 for daily driving and autocross for four years. Love the way that car feels.
I now daily drive and autocross an '88 Formula. When I first got the car a year ago, I put new Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks and struts in it with the stock springs. Car felt okay, but I didn't like the soft stock springs. A friend gave me a set of four '88 lowering springs along with near new KYB shocks and struts. Since I now had shocks and struts made by both companies in my hands (literally), I compared them. I wanted to use the stiffest ones, the ones with the most resistance to both compression and rebound. You might be surprised at what I found.
The KYB shocks were stiffer than the Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks. No surprise there.
However... the Monroe Sensa-Trac struts were stiffer than the KYB struts.
So I now have KYB shocks on the front of the Formula, and Monroe Sensa-Trac struts on the back.
The Formula feels pretty good, but I'm still not satisfied with the lack of stiffness in the front. I'll be removing the '88 front lowering springs and replacing them with a pair of cut '84-'87 front springs. I'll continue to use my current choice of shocks and struts (and rear lowering springs).
[This message has been edited by Patrick (edited 11-13-2014).]