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GrantCee

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Gen1 shock advice?
« on: March 13, 2019, 01:32:51 PM »
Itís getting time to replace the shocks on my í87 SWB (2.6l w/5spd). Like most rigs, it spends 80% of its time on pavement, the rest of it on gravel, unmaintained, and ďhistoricĒ roads. I donít rock crawl or mud at all. Many of the roads I travel are heavily rutted or washboarded. (Itís the washboard that gives that short wheelbase a rough time!)

Of course everyone suggests KYB Gas-A-Just, but Iíve heard that theyíre on the stiff side. I donít want a firmer ride if that means itís going to be rough or "walk" sideways on the washboard.

Others suggest the Bilstein 4600, but they only make them for the rear (no front models available according to the Bilstein website.) I need front and rear.

Any suggestions (or more feedback on the KYB?)
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 01:37:15 PM by GrantCee »

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Re: Gen1 shock advice?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 06:56:10 AM »
I have Tokico Trekmasters on mine, can't report on longevity but i liked them. They were really inexpensive too.

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Re: Gen1 shock advice?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 03:45:28 PM »
I have Tokico Trekmasters on mine, can't report on longevity but i liked them. They were really inexpensive too.

Looks like those are hard to find now; I'm told Tokico is out of the aftermarket business and only sells OEM.

In the meantime, I found the part number for the Bilstein 4600 fronts (for some reason Bilstein thinks they only fit 88-90) so that's the direction I'm going.

Next month, though; I've bought enough parts this month!

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Re: Gen1 shock advice?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 03:46:14 PM »
Would you happen to have that part number for the fronts? Thanks!

I've been scratching my head why they would only list part numbers for the rears.
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Re: Gen1 shock advice?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2019, 07:42:32 PM »
Would you happen to have that part number for the fronts? Thanks!

I've been scratching my head why they would only list part numbers for the rears.

Sorry to be so very late getting back to this thread...I hope this is still helpful!

Bilstein part # is B6 4600 24-013369

Bilstein lists them for '88 to '90 Monteros, but not for the earlier models - even though they use the same part from Mitsubishi! Just one of those little things Monty owners need to know that the companies themselves don't.