My 2006 Ford Focus has 127,000 miles. It has been in need of struts/shock absorbers for a while.
I am looking for something a little firmer than the original equipment but not so much firmer. The most common brands on the market are Monroe and Gabriel. I have had experience with gas-charged Monroes (never tried Gabriels) about 25 years ago. I remember them to be not so impressive.
I am also looking at the baseline model KYB, which seem a little more expensive than the two common brands.
Has any of you had experience with Monroe, Gabriel, KYB or other brands in terms of their firmness and their dirability?