Maxitrac shocks

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 16:42
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Hi there 4wdrivers Perth! My son has a Holden Rodeo turbo diesel, manual, dual cab and needs to replace front shockies, have Monroes on now but snapped the bolt right off. Repco are selling Maxitrac shocks for $99, anyone got any thoughts on these, any reviews or suggestions would be appreciated thanks
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Reply By: RMD - Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 19:32

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 19:32
The telling information would be WHO makes Maxitrac. Catchy names aren’t necessarily ones which mean quality or long life or a high degree of performance. Since the Monroe’s have snapped a bolt off it indicates the bolt may be sus or not up to the required grade. Also, if the bush is stuffed and the force is delivered repeatedly to only the centre of the bolt the 10mm dia bolt won’t last long. There is a lot of factors in failures so that has to be considered as well as seeking decent well acting shocks. I personally went off Monroe many years ago because of the mass produced average quality. Maxitrac I have no experience with or who makes them. Best to find out first.
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Reply By: Genny - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 14:53

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 14:53
Lol! Made in China for Repco according to this 2006 post .....

Maxitrac - ExplorOz 2006
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Follow Up By: RMD - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 15:33

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 15:33
That is unusual isn't it? an Australian company using/importing/flogging China product. Hard to quantify the quality though.
Buy quality once is far better option.
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Reply By: RMD - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 15:34

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 15:34
Mel B3
I threw my 2011 Dmax KYC OE shocks away at 5000km, beautiful looking, no leaks, rubbers ok etc etc, they just did not control the body mass and suspension movement oscillations. Most people probably don't realize modern vehicle shocks are often rubbish, built to a price. Concrete warranty, just don't drive off the dealers concrete.
Many aftermarket shocks seem to be the same.
My Bilsteins have now performed over 40 times longer than the OE ones and still feel like when newly fitted.The vehicle will now handle well and has braking ability to. Unless your shocks actually work, ESC and ABS are almost rendered inoperable during the times you need those features the most because the wheels/tyres are not kept on the ground as much as possible. All safety systems above rely totally on the shock absorber performance to do their tasks.
The only thing I like about Monroe shocks is their slogan from years ago.

DON"T find you have worn shocks by "ACCIDENT"
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 23:20

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 23:20
My Bilsteins snapped, the distributor didn’t seem to care so I replaced with EFS.

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Reply By: swampy - Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 01:12

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 01:12
Look at your springs as well . Shocks and springs work as a package .
If your springs have gone soft this will load up/over work the shocker.
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