4/6 cylinder struts

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Old 30 Oct 2004, 12:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
dutch555
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Default 4/6 cylinder struts

I have a '93 V6 XLE. Just had struts replaced. EXPRESS TIRE did the work
and they replaced them with MONROE'S part #'s 71955-71958 (4 shocks). On
monroes website,
http://www.monroe.com/catalog_lookup...&QU=1&LST=2043,
it does not differentiate between the 4 or 6 cylinder. Did they not have
different suspensions/struts/shocks?

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Old 30 Oct 2004, 03:06 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 4/6 cylinder struts

strut are same for both engines.
what was to cost to get them replaced?

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Old 31 Oct 2004, 08:52 am   #3 (permalink)
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"dutch555" <dutch555@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<a1a285d0bde9b08cc7fed0af09e92c3b@localhost.t alkaboutautos.com>...
> I have a '93 V6 XLE. Just had struts replaced. EXPRESS TIRE did the work
> and they replaced them with MONROE'S part #'s 71955-71958 (4 shocks). On
> monroes website,
> http://www.monroe.com/catalog_lookup...&QU=1&LST=2043,
> it does not differentiate between the 4 or 6 cylinder. Did they not have
> different suspensions/struts/shocks?


That's exactly why I go with original equipment replacments. They're
specifically engineered for a particular vehicle. Plus you're getting
a known quality. Yes. Of course you're right. Toyota specifies
different struts for four and six cylinder models, and the SE has
different struts than the LE (not sure about a difference for the XLE
though).
When I replaced the shock absorbers in my 1977 Toyota SR5 long bed
pick up truck, I had to go out and count the number of leaf springs in
the back to determine the correct part number. Still have the truck.
Shocks still working fine. Tremendous improvement in ride quality by
the way.
Same thing with the Camry. I actually paid to have relatively new
Monroe Sensatrac installed by the prior owner removed, and original
equipment Toyota struts installed. By the way, Toyota replacement
struts carry a lifetime labor and material warranty.
Coincidentally, the tire shop that installed the struts, also sold her
three new tires instead of four (only invoiced for three, and being a
Grandmother not dialed into mechanical things, never noticed). In
trying to find a matching new fourth tire, found out no one, carried
them, including a Internet search. When replacing them with four new
tires to have a matched set, the Tire Company said the tires were off
brand, low quality, and immediately I noticed the odd noises which
made me suspect suspension components, over rough pavement, were gone.
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Old 31 Oct 2004, 08:56 am   #4 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
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Default Re: 4/6 cylinder struts

"dutch555" <dutch555@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<a1a285d0bde9b08cc7fed0af09e92c3b@localhost.t alkaboutautos.com>...
> I have a '93 V6 XLE. Just had struts replaced. EXPRESS TIRE did the work
> and they replaced them with MONROE'S part #'s 71955-71958 (4 shocks). On
> monroes website,
> http://www.monroe.com/catalog_lookup...&QU=1&LST=2043,
> it does not differentiate between the 4 or 6 cylinder. Did they not have
> different suspensions/struts/shocks?


May have somewhat missed the point of your question in my prior
answer.
Toyota differentiates between struts for the two different engines. It
is entirely possible Monroe does not, thus the Tire shop may have
installed correct part number for the Monroe product line.
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Old 04 Nov 2004, 10:47 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 4/6 cylinder struts

I had a bunch of work done at same time, but it was roughly $1100 (half was
labor)

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Old 04 Nov 2004, 10:51 pm   #6 (permalink)
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hehe your previous was interesting to read. Toyota just charged so much
more so I went with other co. It is hard to justify paying $3,000.00 in
parts and labor on a car thats probably only worth that much...

Monroe does not differentiate you're right. I just feel the car handles
more 'boaty' like the 4 cyl does.

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