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Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5159060 07/12/19 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
Oh and to the “lifetime vs 10-year” warranty argument, here’s my take. If your car is in the market for replacement struts AND springs, the car is likely already at least 10 years old. Even the Sensen warranty will get you to 20 years old, by which the body and suspension parts themselves will most likely be shot to the point of sending the car to the scrapyard. What good is a lifetime warranty when it’s not transferable nor worth the paper it’s printed on if the car itself is junk?


I actually went through 3 sets of struts in about 12 years so the lifetime actually meant something to me. Of course that was because at one point they weren't completely shot, had about 60k on them but weren't as great as when they were new so I just got another set because I had a cheap mechanic and he threw them in for $80. So totally worth it to get new struts for just $80 in labor.

Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5159173 07/12/19 11:08 PM
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I had a set of 4 installed on the beater Elantra when it still had factory struts at around 150k miles; The ride with the Sensens were firmer (in a good way) compared to the factory struts and they're still doing well at 232k miles.


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Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5159418 07/13/19 08:41 AM
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Nice, tbird! Thanks for the update.

Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5160786 07/14/19 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SubieRubyRoo
I splurged and got the 3-position adjustable, 22mm rear bar for my Outback. I figured what the heck; I can set it to softest when the wife is driving and ratchet it up if I’m driving distance or if the car will be heavily loaded. If I do a front bar it will either be an XT front bar or a non-adjustable Whiteline most likely.

Finished the “up” leg of the road trip and body roll is nicely damped on the Sensens. The worn OEMs kinda resembled flinging the helm to starboard on an aircraft carrier going 30 knots. So far so good, so happy smile


More power to you, with that sway-bar, brother. When I had RCE, front and rear, on my '08 STI I kept them on the stiffest setting at all times. My butt dyno wasn't sophisticated enough to notice enough change from the softest setting on my daily to even bother changing them. Maybe a softer car with softer springs will have a different result. Well, I'd be money a softer-sprung vehicle, but I can't say whether it will be a good or bad.


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Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5161189 07/15/19 06:02 AM
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Thanks for your thoughtful review.
Its contrary to what has been posted here before, if I remember correctly. Ppl were posting they were of questionable quality. But that's human nature. Bad reviews are everywhere but very few take the time to post their good experiences with a product. Good experiences may far outnumber the bad but we will never know.

Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5161212 07/15/19 06:43 AM
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Similar to Willbur's experiences, I was set to pull the trigger on a set of Monroes until I started reading here about their lack of longevity. While a warranty is nice to have, who wants to spend time every couple of years getting these things replaced over and over? I kept seeing KYB recommended over Monroe, for both ride firmness and longevity. Anyone have something additional to add to that?

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Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5161933 07/15/19 07:32 PM
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No problem, guys. Struts are obviously outside of this board’s comfort zone, but a valid maintenance item. I’ve never before purchased Sensen or any other manufacturer other than OEM. These Sensens were basically all four for the cost of almost one whole coRner of OEM setup, so I wanted to share. It’s a way to keep a vehicle viable and still maintain control of the vehicle. Let’s be straight, nobody shopping performance handling upgrades will buy these. But they certainly seem to be a good deal for the person with a 10-year-old car trying to stretch it to 15.

Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: WylieCoyote] #5162106 07/16/19 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by WylieCoyote
Similar to Willbur's experiences, I was set to pull the trigger on a set of Monroes until I started reading here about their lack of longevity. While a warranty is nice to have, who wants to spend time every couple of years getting these things replaced over and over? I kept seeing KYB recommended over Monroe, for both ride firmness and longevity. Anyone have something additional to add to that?


Monroes are pretty popular and I think people just don't understand that they're only supposed to last 50-60k but people seem to expect 100k out of them. It's the bell curve, they're the most popular ones out there so you're going to read the most complaints. They actually say the same thing about KYB, but you don't hear it as much because they don't sell as much. There are those out there that also hate KYB with a passion too. Struts I place in the same category as brakes, you've just got to replace them because they do wear out. I think in some parts of the country they must have very smooth roads and maybe they last longer there. But around here there's lots of potholes and I don't expect mine to last as long. I'm just happy not to get too many bent/cracked rims or flat tires from potholes. Those do a number on your suspension too.

Re: Sensen "Quick Strut" Review [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #5162235 07/16/19 06:34 AM
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Report back in 1 year and see if they are still good. My guess is they will be no good.

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