Being serious for a moment, i wonder if they are any good?,S95 you seem to think that monroe are slightly better than OE? ,well the car was well recieved re handling when new!,..... has anyone fitted monroe/how long did they last?
Not sure if Monroe are any better than OE. The problem with the OE shocks is that, when new they're ok, but being oil-filled dampers they will deteriorate over time, particularly on the rears with these 916 Alfas. This results in a 'choppy' ride and contributes to uneven tyre wear.
I have tried Monroe on one of my Classic Spiders back in 1996. I was disappointed with the results as they felt even more under-damped than the OE shocks. But that was a Series 3 Spider though, when I came to replace the suspension on my Series 4 classic Spider, I fitted Bilsteins. They were a little hard around town, but pefect on a long run, but this was with upgraded springs as well.
On the 916 TS Spider I went through a series of trials, first replacing with OE shocks (sold those on), then went for the Koni Sports adjustables which are superb. Again on the springs I experimented with OE springs, Vogtland springs (dropping by 40mm), changed those for Eibachs which is the perfect combination with the Konis.
The Monroes may work. But from the ad this was a 'generic' photo so you could land up with anything. Russian Roulette if you ask me