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Hey guys
Finally after my long wait time my Monroe GT struts / shocks arrived.
My question is: I am sure some of the bolts/nuts are missing from the package. And I want to know if I can use one my stock already used nuts / bolts?
My last question is is there any Monroe installation guide for the shocks?

Thanks in advance :beer:

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I reused all my hardware when I had mine apart to replace the front top bushings.

Don't know about any Monroe install guide but Peddars has one online.

Let us know how you like the Monroe GTs.
 

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I reused all my hardware when I had mine apart to replace the front top bushings.

Don't know about any Monroe install guide but Peddars has one online.

Let us know how you like the Monroe GTs.
Thanks for the reply buddy!
Guess I'll just reuse the old nuts/bolts.
Sure thing I'll update you as soon as I install them

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Update: installed the shocks/struts coupled with my Kings Springs, whiteline poly strut mounts, and replaced my endlinks with Moog endlinks.
I am soooooo satisfied with that setup. Not rough at all and it's firm for everyday driving which I love!


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OK that's what I am looking for, firm not rough.

How do we get them stateside and for how much?

Right now fe3s are at the top of my list.
 

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This question is bound to come up....

How do the Monroe GTs compare to the FE3s? :)
 

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OK we are talking $600 for a set of Monroe GT sports. $750 gets me Konis. $375 gets me fe3s.

I think it's Koni or fe3 and fe3 fits the budget.
 

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The front strut bolts that connect the strut to the front hub are yield bolts and should NOT be reused. The rear caliper bolts that connect to the knuckle are also yield bolts and should not be reused. Buy new bolts if the Monroe kit did not come with new bolts. Yield bolts are tightened up to the plastic range of the bolt's strength and hence do not fully return like an elastic bolt. Reusing yield bolts can see them snap, so spend the extra few dollars and be safe.
 

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Speedinc doesn't have any, and can't get any. I ordered some just a week ago through them, and they had to cancel the order. Ended up ordering through JHP They were shipped from Australia and got to Alabama in 3 business days, impressive.
 

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The front strut bolts that connect the strut to the front hub are yield bolts and should NOT be reused. The rear caliper bolts that connect to the knuckle are also yield bolts and should not be reused.
Thanks, Ill get some new bolts.
 

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Thanks for the heads up for the bolts.
I'll need to source some new ones somehow :banghead:
As I am sure I won't be able to find them locally

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Glad you like them, I love mine.
 

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blue locktie!

Do not stress over bolts
GM recommends replacing them if you completely remove them for strut changes, but not if you just loosen them up for alignments
which makes no sense….

Are you going to use new bolts, drive the car to get the alignment done and use new bolts again? ;)
 
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