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    Default Need advice. What to buy?

    I have a $50 off of $100 or more coupon for adavance autoparts that I have to use by the 21st. I need shocks for the truck (05 yukon xl). I wanted bilsteins but they don't carry them. I can get the monroe reflex mono tube from them. So do I just buy the reflex and be happy that I saved some cash? Am I going to be horribly disapointed with the reflex monotube? I don't really need anything else for the truck. I just did rear pads and rotors. I was thinking a new belt and a few other things but they don't add up to the $100 and it does not need a belt. Any thoughts on this? Get the reflex or do you have some other maintenance items that I have not thought of? Thanks for the help.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Do what I do when I get a coupon for auto parts stores. I buy things I know I will need in the future. I may not need an oil change now but I will. Go buy some oil, an oil filter, a fuel filter, that engine belt, maybe a set of spark plugs, a pair of wiper blades, etc. You'll eventually need them so might as well save some money on them now while you can. Hell, buy several jugs of windshield washer fluid, lol. I go through that stuff pretty fast.
    Clint (TX) 2001 Silverado LS 4.8L auto 2wd ECSB [GARAGE]
    Gasoline or gunpowder: If you ain't burning one, you ain't having fun!
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    I thought about that. But, I get my oil and filters for free. (Have 5 gallons of Fuchs 5w-30 synthetic oil in the garage now and enough filters for the life of the vehicle, plus 5 sets of Ac delco plugs, and a friend of mine works at trico so I have wiper blades for the next 3 years) My truck does not have a fuel filter, but if it did I would get that for free also.

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    fluids are always a good thing. power steering, coolant, tranny, rear end, transfer case, a case of blinker fluid is always good lol.

    you get the idea


    2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic / 2004 Chevy Impala LS 3.8 Cappuccino

    Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Airaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill - Fia custom fit seat covers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierraowner5.3 View Post
    a case of blinker fluid is always good lol.
    Good call! I just ran out of blinker fluid. I will add that to the list along with a new set of muffler bearings

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