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Jul 30, 2010 (10:36 am)
hello i am a new member. i own hyundai grandeur 3.3 2006 the european model for azera. i read your posts and sadly some of it is happening to me too. but maybe not so dramatic as some of you describe it. i dont have any clunking o noise(may be on very big bumps, at least it does better then my previos 2007 passat(piese of crap and dangerous car)) but yes on bumpy roads it does get a bit unstable.
i saw also some numbers of shocks here something like ...40, ...41 or ...640. i looked at mines and the last numbers were ...130, and made by Sachs ( which i know is one of the best shock manufacturers). i own also a 2006 sonata which also has Sachs shocks, dont know the numbers, but it rides very well though have a little "clunk". so i decided that not the shocks a the problem but the spring which are too soft and killing the shocks. i replaced them with eibach springs which lowered the car by 3 cm(dont know how many inches). and now it rides a lot better it does not roll a bit. its super stable at big speeds. i didnt tested it on bad roads yet but when i will do i will post some more of course if someone is intrested. but the car is much stiffer now so its lost some of its comfort .other then that the car is realy great.
#1298 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [allmet33]
Jul 31, 2010 (6:03 am)
allmet: were the suspension parts you replaced just worn out??? rough roads up there in DC area...Are you going with the Monroe aftermarkets??? I had to change my Edmunds account ...used to be101649 as my screen name.now jamazera..I was having problems with the pages timing out and finally I couldn't log in....maybe Edmunds upgraded or changed the site...I'm still riding on the OEM Michelins 30K good tread wear, but a lot of noise...will justt have to wait until they wear out to get the Altimax's...
#1299 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [jamazera]
Aug 02, 2010 (6:40 am)
Are you taking about the upper control arm? Yes, it was worn out and the one on the driver's side is the same way now. I also found out that one of my ball joints needs to be replaced as well. The roads here in the DC metro area are terrible as they are doing all sorts of construction to install a street trolley system and of course, my commute takes me along those very roads they have torn up.
When I am ready to change my shocks, I will more than likely go with the Monroe aftermarkets for sure, but I really am not having any issues with the shocks other than the back end bottoming out over big speed bumps when I have stuff in the trunk or all my kids in the back seats.
#1300 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [allmet33]
Aug 08, 2010 (12:43 pm)
I have an 07 with all of the noise problems everyone else is talking about. After four trips to the dealer they finally put in new "strut Mounts". It made a world of difference....... for about three months. It's just as bad as ever. I really don't think that there is a fix, its just a terrible suspension. Will the '11 be any better?
#1301 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [newguy6]
Aug 08, 2010 (2:49 pm)
I don't think there is a "fix" for this suspension. Only a completely different suspension will fix this rough-riding "luxury" car?!
What difference would Monroe or KYB shocks do? Aren't they supposed to be designed with the same characteristics as the original, otherwise it could create a tremendous imblance in handling.
All this is just my opinion, but, I'm very firm with it.
#1302 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [shagnat]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:39 am)
shagnat...I highly doubt that the Monroe or KYB shocks would be made with the same characteristics as the OEM shocks. That's the great thing about quality aftermarket stuff...in most cases, it's better than OEM.
I also believe if you go with aftermarket control arms (which I will doing), you'll probably have better results too. I think OEM stuff is a gimmick...they make it knowing it will fail after so much time so you have to come back and spend more money.
I doubt that Monroe or KYB would create a shock that would create a "tremendous imbalance in handling", that would be crazy. I'm sure they test their products to see how they can improve upon the OEM shocks, dampen them differently and probably use better materials to begin with.
#1303 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [shagnat]
Aug 09, 2010 (10:36 pm)
Replaced the struts and shocks on my 2006 with Monroe's and can honestly say the ride and handling have greatly improved even with the crappy OEM Michelins. Can't wait to replace them with Altimax HP's. This is the best investment I have made in this car, 6K miles and no sign of the Monroe's weakening like the OEM struts.
#1304 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [tinydog1]
Aug 10, 2010 (12:25 pm)
This right here is GREAT feedback. Thanks for letting us know for sure.
#1305 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [tinydog1]
Aug 11, 2010 (5:30 pm)
I replaced all 4 struts with the monroes which improved the ride for maybe 200 miles. Then it starting wallowing and the ride returned to its bumpy old self.
#1306 of 1325 Re: Monroe and KYB shocks/struts [richardcot]
Aug 11, 2010 (9:44 pm)
That's a real pisser. I so want my Azera to ride better. My wife won't ride in it 'coz of the rough ride, and she drives a Toyota Highlander....... not some $80K+ luxury mobile........ what a pity Azera is such a rough-rider....... otherwise I really like the car for the most part anyways.