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Struts

bigdude2468

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Planning on replacing the front struts on our 2014 AWD, 85,000 miles. Rock Auto has quick struts, both Monroe and Gabriel + what I assume are imports. I have read some bad reviews about quick struts changing the ride height and also giving a harsher ride. Anyone have any personal experience with either Monroe or Gabriel?
 


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03WIExplorerLtd

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Planning on replacing the front struts on our 2014 AWD, 85,000 miles. Rock Auto has quick struts, both Monroe and Gabriel + what I assume are imports. I have read some bad reviews about quick struts changing the ride height and also giving a harsher ride. Anyone have any personal experience with either Monroe or Gabriel?
Motorcraft or Bilstein, others are junk. Get new mounts. Don't mess with the all in one.
 




Green94

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2014 Explorer Sport
I had Monroe Quick Struts on my wife’s Flex a few years ago. Made horrible noises and the mounts were not right from day one. Ended up taking them out and replaced with Motorcraft struts and mounts. No issues after that, but lost out on cash and numerous hours spent in my garage.
 




Crates

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Motorcraft will have a fully loaded strut available soon if you can wait. Otherwise buy the individual Motorcraft parts and assemble it. I dont recommend the Chinese stuff, it’s generally poor quality and the ride isnt as nice.
 




bigdude2468

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Motorcraft will have a fully loaded strut available soon if you can wait. Otherwise buy the individual Motorcraft parts and assemble it. I dont recommend the Chinese stuff, it’s generally poor quality and the ride isnt as nice.
Any idea when these will be available?
 








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