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    2008 Grand Prix
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    3.8 Series III
    130k miles

    Looking a replacing the front struts, maybe the rears as well.

    Not looking to break the bank, just a daily driver car. Probably have it for another 3-4 years is all.

    What is a decent quality/priced struts front and rear for this car?

    Thanks,
    John
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    Probably go with KYB GR-2's. Don't forget to replace all the strut mounts too.
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    monroe quick struts
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    I second KYB's. In my experience, Monroe rides too 'wavy' for my liking.

    Buying assemblies makes the process easier if you don't have a strut compressor, but if you're just changing the tubes, make sure to swap insulators and replace mounts.
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    I too am on the KYB bandwagon. The only struts/shocks I would ever use
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    GR2 or AGX if you like a little firmer adjustable ride
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    What is the difference between the Monroe Quickstruts 172177 ($109) and RoadMatic 182177 ($73). These are going on a kids go to college car, so just want to keep a decent ride on a budget. I am ok spending the extra, but only if I am going to see a benefit.

    Both of these are full assemblies, anything else I would need to knock out the project?

    Thanks,
    John
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    The Roadmatics are the "budget" version. I don't have personal experience with Monroes, but if thats what your going with your better off spending the extra for the quickstruts. Doesn't sound like your building a racecar or anything like that so there's no need to go overboard, but just keep in mind struts aren't something you want to cheap out on
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    Don't go the Monroe route. They've gone down the Goodyear route, a formerly proud company selling garbage.
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