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More on cheap shocks for 5K, and trunk light
On Feb 27, 9:20am, jason douglas wrote:
> I had mixed feelings about using the Monroes - you know, the usual "German
> parts are
> always superior, especially for a German car" sort of thing. I honestly
> think that its true for some things - certainly, I'd only use original
> equipment for just about everything
> else I can think of, except maybe brake pads.... but the Monroes do have
> a good rep....
>-- End of excerpt from jason douglas
Talking about Monroe's, I just asked Sears to order me a pair
of their Gabriel strut cartridges for my '85 5KT... they cost
$19.99 a piece, and they'll install them for $20.00 a side.
OK, so they aren't Boges, but I'm not planning to autocross
them either. For $80.00 installed, and a "lifetime" warranty to boot,
I figure these *must* be better than the factory originals
with 103K (there's that number again, Jason) on them.
Just for comparison, I went down to my friendly import car parts
place down the road and asked for prices on several of the reputed
brands (Boge, Bilstein, KYB ..) -- they're all about $65-70 for
Talking about installation, I hadn't realized that the fronts
could be replaced without even removing the wheel. Looks *really*
simple according to Bentley .. except for the special socket to
get the retaining cap off. Anyone tackled this? Is it really
as simple as it looks?
On a completely unrelated topic, does anyone know where the
switch for the trunk light is? My trunk light isn't working, and
I'm trying to figure out why.