Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly
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Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly

Part No. 181281 Warranty Details  

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Econo-MaticĀ® strut assemblies include all the components required for strut replacement in a single, fully-assembled unit. This fully integrated design helps reduce installation time, eliminates the need for a spring compressor and helps ensure a complete repair. Econo-Matic strut assemblies feature nitrogen gas charging, velocity proportional valving and all-weather fluid to deliver improved comfort at an economical price.

Product Features:
  • Full Replacement Strut Assembly
  • Meets OE product specifications
  • Available for most popular applications
  • An economical replacement alternative
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Body Length:17.125 in
Body Type:SS2
Compressed Length:17.375 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:23.750 in
Travel Length:6.375 in

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MonroeEcono-Matic Complete Strut Assembly
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

Works

By 

from Shelby, ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fits Well

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

      Replaced my old strut that was making a loud popping noise when hitting bumps, not hard to do and fits and works well

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      • No

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      4.0

      Fits like a glove!!

      By 

      from Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

      Works as expected and fit perfectly just wish it came with the bottom stud bolt also instead of using old one.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      "econo"matic

      By 

      from Buffalo, NY

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

      You get what you pay for hence the "econo"
      Lasted about 6 months before they started making clunking noise. Spend the extra cash and get a better pair

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      5.0

      Easy to install

      By 

      from Scotia, NY

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

        Easy to install!

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        • No

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        5.0

        The staff at the Pittsfield store a+++++

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        from Pittsfied, ma

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • High-Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

          the products have been very good and the staff at Pittsfield, MA advanced auto are very good and helpful. a top notch store

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quick,easy, great value and made in USA!

          By 

          from Poconos, PA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Quick and easy install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

            First by using the discount codes on advanceautoparts.com the price could not be beat literally. The complete assembly makes it sooooo easy to do the job. You have to access the top nut from the trunk, the light in the trunk turns off in 15 minutes, I had it in and out shortly after the light turned itself off!! Then finding out that stamped on the part is MADE IN THE USA warms my heart. Gone is the rattling and squeaking of the worn out strut mounts and it gives the cavalier a nice little "Hot Rod" stance. Definitely recommended.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great choice

            By 

            from NY

            About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

              Easy, great price, and durable.

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              • No

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              4.0

              so far, money well spent

              By 

              from Ohio

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              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Works Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

                Easy install, great improvement to my daughters car.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                3 Questions | 4 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Is this a front or rear strut?
                  Asked on 4/10/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This part Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly, Part No. 181281 manufactured by Monroe is for the Rear side of the vehicle.
                    For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.

                    Answered on 4/11/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  Does this include a Strut Mount?
                  Asked on 8/1/2011 by Anonymous

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    No, it does not include a strut mount.

                    Answered on 8/2/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                  • A:

                    Yes new strut mount is included on this.

                    Answered on 1/3/2012 by Brad from Middleburg, PA
                • Q:

                  What is the difference between this one and part number 171281 For a 2005 Chevrolet Caviler?
                  Asked on 1/11/2011 by MikeMoe from Houston, TX

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The type of the struts differs, Part Number 171281 refers to Twin tube Quick struts and the Part Number 181281 refers to Econo-Matic Struts. Twin tube Quick struts will provide you maximum comfort and smooth ride.

                    Answered on 1/17/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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