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stolpsaddles

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I put a set of Monroe's on my Volvo a couple of years back. I've been happy with them - good tire wear and control. Some contributors have indicated they are "too stiff" but since my old shocks were worn out I can't compare to new OEM shocks. Prices can vary considerably from different vendors. Some include shipping in price. Shop around before you put down your cash..

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Had my 610 in the front end shop last week, they found that everything was in great shape except the shocks and toe setting, adjusted the toe and I have ordered a set of Monroe shocks all the way around, when I get them installed and the truck on a good drive I will report on ride and drive quality.

 

Roger

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Well, after airing the tires all the way around to 110, and new shocks, it is some what better, but I am not happy with it yet.

I have Toyo steer tires and Stallen (spelling) drives in lug tread.

I am thinking of selling the drives to a car hauler, and putting the Toyo's on the rear with adding two more to make a full set, then putting Michelins on the steer axle.

 

Any and all thoughts are appreciated on this, as for dollars spent, I do want a great drive.

 

Also all tires have less that 10,000 miles on them, tire man stated the drive tires will squirm when new and will settle in after about 30 to 50,000 miles on them, not going to happen on my rig.

 

Roger

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For the Drive tires the lugs do cause squirming for a while. It's not the number of miles you have on the tire, but the number of hot and cold cycles. The rubber firms up with each cycle and then you sort of get used to it after a while too. I have less than 10000 miles on a new set of closed shoulder drives and they are steadily getting better. I plan to trade them in in a couple years and will have to start it all over again unless I can get someone to break the tires in for me for about 6 months before taking mine.

 

Rod

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