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I'm putting new front shocks on a 2002 ETC. 80k miles. I decided not to use factory struts, so its a conversation to passive.

Arnott advertises that their system is plug-in.

Monroe apparently needs some fooling with.

And, Monroe includes springs with the kit, whereas Arnott doesn't seem to.

But, what concerns me more is -

What is the difference in ride character between the two brands?

I should get springs, right, if I order the Arnott struts?


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My 1997 ETC had 160,000+ miles on it when I sold it. I measured the ride height before I changed the shocks and struts at about 150,000 miles and it was right on spec. Your car may differ but I *had* new springs and decided not to use them.

I can't comment on the difference between Monroe and Arnott passive struts. I would look for things like dual-rate damping in both offerings.

I think that things like the kit for the Monroe shocks is a piddling side job when looking at the whole job of changing the shocks or struts.

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I put monroes on my 97 Seville.

Monroe struts with ac delco springs and mounts.

They plugged right in and have had no problems

I have 10k miles on them so far and no messages or issues. It was a hard decision when I bought them but as picky as I am I am happy


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