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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2016, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking to swap out my old struts for a new pair of fronts. So far I've been having a hard trying to find the right ones for me. I've come across a lot of monroe and kyb, gabriel, some unity and a few others like sensen and sachs. It's ridiculous how many different sellers there are. I just want a nice pair of struts at a price I can live with. That's not asking for a lot. However I did manage to find a pair of sensen struts via amazon and Buy Sensen Front Pair Shocks & Struts for 05-10 Chevrolet Cobalt, Lifetime Warranty | 4214-1288, 4214-1288,339084, 339085, 72179 that might just work. The reviews I read were fairly good but I'm not familiar with their parts. Has anyone bought from them in the past? I'm still mulling it over.
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I haven't bought from them, and honestly, having heard some bad stories about non-OEM brand struts, I'd suggest buying ACDelco parts. Failing that, Monroe might not be too bad. I know for sure the KYB's have caused problems for other members in the past, so definitely stay away from KYB.

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The Monroe struts for Cobalts are known (by Monroe) to fail very quickly. They'll happily replace the strut for free, but I wouldn't want to keep replacing them, even though it's pretty simple.

I would stick with ACDelcos, personally.

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Ah yeah, that's right. I think I had one as a replacement for a while, but ended up ultimately switching to the ACDelco FE5 stuff all around.


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I installed Gabriel's ready mount struts on my 05 about 20K miles ago no issues here.
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