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KYB MonoMax Shocks

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by kingston73, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Nov 9, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    kingston73 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    eastern MA
    09 SR5 4.0L 4x4
    I didn't like how my truck swayed side to side on the highway, especially when changing lanes. After a lot of indecision trying to figure out the best way to spend less than $200 on it, I decided to go with new rear shocks. I have (had) Bilstein HD's on all 4 corners, they are about 4-5 years old and have probably about 40,000 miles on them. I spent a long time trying to figure out what rear shocks I wanted, I know most people recommend the 5100's but I had to be different so I finally went with Monomax's. I gotta say, I like em, better than the HD's and MUCH better than the crap OEM's I had originally. They are pretty stiff, but that's what I wanted. I'm keeping the HD's on the front for now, but the new rear's made a big difference in the back end sway, and it's actually about 1/2 inch taller now. If you're on the fence about new shocks, at least consider the monomax's, they're good if you're looking for extra control. Haven't been offroad with them yet though...
  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 11:32 PM

    brelandt Well-Known Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    First Name:
    Dublin, CA
    04 Prerunner reg cab SR5
    3" lift front and back
    sorry to dig up and old post...just ordered a set all around for my prerunner. The rears just came in today. $52 each. Installing them tomorrow. they are huge and heavier than my Ranchros I have now.
    I'll update when I actually put them on and drive around with it.....

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