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dmg4

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PostSubject: Monroe Gas Magnum Severe Service 550012 no longer fits???   Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:50 am

I can find this part listed in several online threads (here included), as a replacement front shock on the 1996 Roadmaster wagon, but it seems to come up as "not proper part, does not fit" when I try to order it from online vendors. Am I missing something here, or are the online vendors considering these as unacceptable shocks for non-commercial applications?

I've used Monroe severe service shocks on previous Roadmasters and Caprice Wagons, and I like them. I did not hang onto the records to confirm the part number, but I could swear the fronts were 550012.

Same problem pops up when you try to buy the 550013 for the rear shocks.
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PostSubject: Re: Monroe Gas Magnum Severe Service 550012 no longer fits???   Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:07 am

Those are not recommended because they are so much firmer than the stocks, but will bolt on.

I personally like the KYB Gas-A-Justs a LOT more.   I ran the Monroe shocks on my RMW for two years and got tired of hearing change rattle in my coin box on every pavement strip and asphalt crack.   I also think they created rattles in my car that were not there before.

Switched to the KYBs and the car still has great control but the ride totally smoothed out.   SO MUCH better riding!

Rock Auto had the best pricing I found by the way.  

-Mike


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PostSubject: Re: Monroe Gas Magnum Severe Service 550012 no longer fits???   Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:43 am

Second,the KYB's.
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PostSubject: Re: Monroe Gas Magnum Severe Service 550012 no longer fits???   Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:08 am

I love the Monroe's as they firm up the ride a bit. Had them on all my wagons.
Look under Caprice police . That is the correct number for it.

http://buickforums.com/forums/threads/15228-Monroe-Severe-Service-shocks
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PostSubject: Re: Monroe Gas Magnum Severe Service 550012 no longer fits???   Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:41 am

It fits. Catalogs are retarded. Have them on my car.

550012/550013. If you want your car to ride like a pillow, these aren't for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Monroe Gas Magnum Severe Service 550012 no longer fits???   Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:48 pm

I'm familiar with the ride quality. I've had them on 2 previous Caprice wagons and a 1996 Roadmaster. As I said, I like them. But then, I also think chocolate milk and Fritos is a balanced meal.
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PostSubject: Re: Monroe Gas Magnum Severe Service 550012 no longer fits???   Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:24 pm

I'm not sure about that... but I'm all about a firmer ride on my boat.

Order 'em. 550012 front 550013 rear.

Amazon is typically the cheapest. Ordered several sets for people's cars.
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