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#1266 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [neatncstuff]
Feb 23, 2010 (9:08 pm)
My dealer replaced mine about 2 years ago along with the struts, it took care of the clunk and for a while the struts worked really well until the car developed a creak in the right front suspension. They then replaced the left upper control arm which made a huge difference in how the car rode but did not solve the creaking problem. This dealership has two Hyundai locations in town so I decided to pay a visit to their smaller facility. They found that the creaking was coming from the left front strut which their other service dept. had damaged during installation by cross threading the main top mounting bolt. They ordered a new strut and told me to come back a week later. When I went by, they realized the strut that came in was for a Sonata, so the service manager got authorization from the general manager to pull a strut from a new 2010 Azera they had on the lot. That also improved the ride. My only complaint now and the reason I'm looking at replacing the struts, is to try and improve the way the suspension handles recoil after hitting undulations in the road. My friend said the Monroe struts were $62.99 each plus $7 for shipping. I still have to find some place to get them installed. It will be well worth the investment if it improves the ride by 50 to 75%. I love this car and the ride has been my only complaint. I really enjoy driving a car that not everyone and their mother is driving.
#1267 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [tinydog1]
Feb 24, 2010 (11:23 am)
Only $62.99? That's really cheap! If the Monro struts improve the ride, then I'll be the next one in line!
I love my 07 & am generally pleased with the ride & comfort. Thankfully I don't have the 'clunk', so I guess I'm one of those lucky ones. But I certainly wouldn't mind if the ride is less Buick-like if possible. (I'm just 32, so not digging the Buick-type ride, no offense)
Desperately hoping that Monroe struts improve the ride!
#1268 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [wobbly_ears]
Feb 24, 2010 (4:28 pm)
I wish mine would ride like a buick. In my 1980 buick regal I didn't feel bumps. My 07 azera amplifys every tiny bump in the road.
#1269 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [richardcot]
Feb 24, 2010 (7:51 pm)
My '07 is also jittery like yours, richardcot. Does anyone know how to make the ride smoother? (I don't have the clunk fortunately.)
#1270 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [richardcot]
Feb 24, 2010 (10:05 pm)
Ditto. Rides like a stinkin' buck board w/out springs!! Front is not quite as bad as the rear, but, still too rough for my likes. If I had wanted a Corvette ride, that's what I would've bought........... oh, my Azera is an '08
#1271 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [shagnat]
Feb 24, 2010 (10:43 pm)
Is everyone still riding on the 17in OEM Michelin tires? If so, this actually plays a part in how the car rides. They are very hard riding tires and have a mediocre rating for ride comfort. I personally hate them, they are noisy and develop flat spots when the car sits for more than a day, but with 26,000 miles on my 2006, can't justify replacing them just yet. My next set will probably be a set of General Altimax or Goodyear Comfortreads. I had a set of Goodyear Comfortreads on my 2007 SantaFe, what a difference they made in the ride, super smooth and quiet.
#1272 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [tinydog1]
Feb 25, 2010 (12:11 am)
Not me. I changed my Michelins shortly after I bought my 08. It had 25K miles and 3/32 tread depth. I didn't like the ride then and wondered how much a difference the tires would make, so I bought a set of Continental DWS. Very highly rated in every catetory. The Contis made a slight difference in road nose and marked difference in handling, but not much else.
Hope this helps.
#1273 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [shagnat]
Feb 25, 2010 (4:17 am)
That is exactly what I wanted to know! Thank you.
#1274 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [tinydog1]
Feb 25, 2010 (7:43 am)
"Is everyone still riding on the 17in OEM Michelin tires? If so, this actually plays a part in how the car rides. They are very hard riding tires and have a mediocre rating for ride comfort. I personally hate them, they are noisy and develop flat spots when the car sits for more than a day..."
Yep! But at 44k miles, mine still have lots of tread left and I'm almost used to the noise AND the temporary flat spotting, so I guess it'll be another year or so for me...
#1275 of 1325 Re: Monroe Struts / Shocks [tinydog1]
Feb 25, 2010 (7:52 am)
I'm still riding on my 17" Michelin OEMs. At 35k, mine still seem to have a lot of life left.
These Michelins have extremely poor ride, have the temp flat-spotting issues. But man, they seem to last a lot longer! I never had a tire this durable!
I really want to change to better tires, but can't justify the cost when so much life is still left in the tires. I usually hate wasting stuff, even when it is uncomfortable. (