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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
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Re: Replacement Shocks for T31


KYB are replacement for original shocks. Not an improvement and certainly not up to the standard of the Monroe nitrogen gas shocks. If you want cheap replacement shocks go for it. If you want something that will go better off-road get the Monroes.

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Date Registered: 08-2012
Location: Canberra, ACT
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I've got the Monroe shocks at the front and there's been no fade in them at all - especially after our trip out west. Really happy with them, and they actually weigh more than the OEM shocks. For the rear, I've got the Pedders shocks which definitely make a difference when carrying loads.

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Date Registered: 07-2013
Location: Cowes Phillip Island Victoria
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Hi Guys, Augustus the Xtrail here, I'm Getting the Munroe shocks and struts on Tuesday, no lift kit though as it will not suit the stroke length.

Now if Old Man Emu are JUST the same as Munroe's how come we can't get them yet?

Old Man Emu are made by Munroe, but to different specs, That's why!

We need to put pressure on Old Man Emu to develop a set for the Exy, who's in for a set!

I'm also getting a major brake upgrade, DBA Extreme 4X4 T2 rotors all round and bendix 4X4 pads. So I'll stop properly now!!!!!

Also getting a set of ARB Intensity LED Floods! So I can see a lot better in the dark!

Off to get Muddy tomorrow emoticon as Dad washed me today emoticon Say G'day to your Exy for me, Augustus the XTrail emoticon

  
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Date Registered: 07-2013
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Hi Guys & Gals, Augustus the X Trail here, spoil yourself and your exy and go for the new Munroe Shocks, I ride real nice now, especially over rough roads, and handle a lot sharper, well worth the money and pretty much fade free so far.

I also got the DBA Extreme 4X4 T2 Rotors the Bendix 4X4 pads, and boy do I STOP well now.

The Guys at Ferntree Gully Nissan were amazed at my transformation, and they drive a lot of different exys. They all came back singing the upgrades praises.

Can't wait till they drive me next, I'll BLOW their minds, LOL as I'm getting a major Hi Tech Exhaust upgrade, and a Chip My Diesel Chip upgrade. Woo Hooo, Hang on tight!!!!

Plus Jalals hooking me up with a big pile of great goodies. Cant wait!

Well I've stayed clean for over a week so time to get Muddy emoticon Catch yas next time and say G' Day to ya Exy for me, Happy X Trails to you, Augustus the X Trail emoticon
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Date Registered: 04-2010
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Well I joined this forum some time back but haven't had much to add till now.

My shocks were feeling pretty bad by 55,000 km - they packed down on bumpy roads and felt like there was limited suspension, and they kept bouncing for too long after speedhumps. I thought that was pretty ordinary as the car has been babied but Nissan tells me that it's normal wear and tear, so it was time for me to replace them.

I was reading the posts here for some clues and I was nearly going to go with the Monroes, but I ran out of time - I wanted them for a family holiday so I could best control a loaded up car at highway speeds. Pedders was my only 11th hour option where I could get this done along with my front brake disks, which have been bad since 18,000km but Nissan also wouldn't come to the party (I've had pretty bad service overall from Nissan, but that's another rant).

Pedders installed them in a day and the improvement was obvious backing out of the drive. The ride was a little terse for the first little while, but after 2,600 on the road with three people and everything needed for a toddler, along with a heavy Gripsport bike rack and two mountain bikes, they've bedded in nicely.

The Pedders are slightly firmer than stock (my car is standard ride height) and do a good job with a fully loaded car. They also feel pretty good when I drive on my own, car unladen - there is a slight handling improvement over standard.

I'd be curious to drive a car with the Monroes for comparison, but for the $940 installed it seems reasonable. I got a quote from Midas for a set of KYBs installed for over $2000!

My only complaints were getting a last-minute switch on the disk rotor brand from DBA to something else, but I got over that after driving the car with true rotors. Also, my washer bottle line got wedged aside and it took me a while to figure out why I had no windscreen washer operation.

Time will tell how they hold up, but the Pedders have been a good option so far.

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Date Registered: 05-2013
Location: Ulverstone, Tas
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Just fitted KYB shocks to the rear (original Sachs, leaking oil) and KYB struts to the front. DIY and total bill $hock was $542.

Rears took 30mins for the pair, and front struts 2.5 hours. So if you calculate that on current rates of $120 an hour, labour would be $360.

The difference was spectacular to say the least. No more thumps, bumps, bangs & rattles ! You can now converse with your passengers at highway speeds easily. The fitting of a new set of Pirelli's also helped :-)

As the originals deteriorate slowly, I guess we only really appreciate how bad they WERE.. when we install a new set.

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Date Registered: 03-2012
Location: Newcastle, NSW
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quote:

Todd:
Don't bother with Old Man Emu. Go straight to the source. Get the monroe shocks from here and here.



Seeing as there's no difference in description or photo between those two part numbers, can someone please point it out for me? Other than the obvious price difference :/

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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
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Photos are for 'illustration' only. The difference is front vs rear.
Front: D0027 ($333.95)
Rear: D7019 ($177.45)

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Date Registered: 01-2013
Location: Brisbane
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Hey guys,

I'm doing some work on my X-trail (brake rotors, discs) and I decided to do the king-spring coil lift, do you know if the standard shocks are fine to accept the extra 30mm of travel?

Cheers,
Tom.

EDIT - I've done 4000km since the original post - Snowy Mountains trip with some low to moderate off road tracks and the original shocks have been fine. - FYI to anyone else who has the same question.

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Date Registered: 08-2017
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I noticed the last post on this has not had any updates for some time so keen to get input on best options to run with standard springs.

Not going offroad 4WDing, just dirt road up in the snow. A mate put Bilstein B6 on a VW Tiguan and was most impressed, but they dont seem to be available for a T-31 Exy.

Any experience or success with Monroe or KYB as they seem only options apart from very $$$ Koni's.
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