BILSTEIN or MONROE??
I am intrigued by the Bilstein offer for the buy 3 get one free. I was at the local Monroe dealer and basically here is the scenario.
Bilstein, BST Heavy duty buy 3 get 1 free= $205
Monroe SENSATRAC $173 amounts are rounded off.
MONROMATIC $86 entry level, sounds cheap.
Monroe rep advises that REFLEX is more for offroad, and will actually be rough for street use.
With the above info, with the REFLEX ruled out due to my non off-road use, and MONROMATIC ruled out for entry level.
The questions is Bilstein or SENSATRAC.
Driving conditions, STREET, HIGHWAY, a unpaved driveway and also several potholes here in Northern VA. NO OFFROAD, (AT LEAST NOT INTENTIONALLY)
Local dealers have SENSATRAC in stock, Bilstein is N/A at least so far, I have not approached the idea of buying the bilsteins and having someone else install them, I know some dealers get touchy about that subject, so I want to use that as a last resort.
Estimates come in pretty close, at about $375 - $400 installed for SENSATRAC all four corners so with estimates about the same, will SENSATRACS be fine, or should I continue to try and push for Bilsteins?
I guess the question is, many paragraphs later.
Are Bilstein BST HD and MONROE SENSATRAC comparable, based on the driving conditions I described above?