I do not know how valuable your time is but, are you really saving money buying not OEM for your car? Bite the bullet and buy OEM quality struts and shocks for your car. You won't need them for another 100,000 miles. Do a search on the subject, right uper corner of the screen. Monroe's are designed with american and asian cars in mind.
I would look at the rest of your suspension system, since the rear arm links and front component go frequently. Shocks and struts may outlast these components in most cases.
Just a friendly advice. Good luck in whatever you decide to do. It is your car, after all.