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Just put a full set of monroe sensa-tracs on my 2002 rodeo. What a HUGE improvement in ride quality. They are not overly stiff, but the truck takes bumps MUCH more solidly now, doesn't float & doesn't nose-dive when braking hard. The sensa-tracs are a good ½ bigger in diameter than the factory shocks & feel like they weigh twice as much. Got a great deal on them from shocks from A-1shocks.com out of Texas. Total came to $127.80, which includes $12 for shipping, but after the rebate, all four only cost $99.85 out the door.
Front: p/n 37159 $29.95ea
Rear: p/n 37160 $27.95ea
1998 & up rodeo's are all the same part # (most part catalogs only go to 2000).
The rebate is good until October 31, 2003. Basically, you buy three & get the fourth (lowest $ shock) free. Four for less than $100 including shipping is a sweet deal. My local car parts stores wanted around $150-175 for the same shocks! :roll: ! It took me about 1.5hrs to install them. That's all you need is a 14mm & 17mm wrenches for the shock bolts & a small crescent wrench to hold the top shock studs still so you can remove the top 14mm nuts. A ratcheting box end wrench definitely makes it easier to get those top mount nuts off, Just slip it over the nut & ratchet away while you hold the notched end of the stud with the crescent wrench. It takes a little finesse to get at the tops of the rear shocks, but it's not too bad. I found it easier to jack up the corner you are working on, to give you more clearance to move around under the truck. They fit perfectly & I didn't even have to use the mother of all swear words!! (too much anyway :oops: )

G/luck
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Yep. Rodeos & RS's use the same shocks. They are gloss black in color. The back ones have a big "sensa-trac" sticker on them.
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Yep. I had the same thing. The guy wanted vehicle make/model/year- I kinda knew where that would lead :roll: , since shock catalogs for rodeos dont go past 2000 for some reason, so I said I have the shock part #'s. (got'em off the monroe.com website) When I gave him the part #'s, the guy said "Ahhh, these are for an isuzu.." You wont find shock part #'s for a 1998-2003 rodeo sports on the monroe site, but they are the same as the rodeo. G/luck!
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Glad it worked out well for you! The stock front shocks were already starting to weep oil on mine & it's a 2002 w/ 15Kmi ! The quality of the stock shocks is par w/ the $10 cheapies you can get at auto parts stores. Definately wanna change'em after a year or so. G/luck
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