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Old 05-18-2017, 09:01 AM   #1
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International 3800 Shocks question

I was researching front and rear shocks and it seemed there are 2 good brands, but I don't know much of either. Could I get a recommendation from people who have used them? Here is what I've learned

Gabriel shocks
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Monroe shocks
https://www.amazon.com/Monroe-66605-.../dp/B000JWK284

Which do you think would be better?
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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To be honest I have only ever used Monroe on my passenger vehicles ... But because it was what my mechanic (and friend) said was the best.


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Old 05-19-2017, 06:10 PM   #3
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If Bilstiens are available I would hands down go with them, differently worth the cost.
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I was researching front and rear shocks and it seemed there are 2 good brands, but I don't know much of either. Could I get a recommendation from people who have used them? Here is what I've learned

Gabriel shocks
Gabriel | 83456 FleetLine Detailed Specifications

Monroe shocks
https://www.amazon.com/Monroe-66605-.../dp/B000JWK284

Which do you think would be better?
Of the two, I'd go with the Monroes. Mainly because they have em across the street from me at Oreilly. And I've got a ten dollar off card for Oreilly.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:40 PM   #5
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I have the monroes on my DEV bus.. they didnt completely eliminate the bounce in the front end but did make it much better.. didnt cost a lot, and helped with bump steer.. ill have to see what number mine are.. they were listed at NAPA as a school bus shock.. im happy with them
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