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Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly

Part No. 181953 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:15.030 in
Body Type:B11
Compressed Length:15.530 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:22.500 in
Travel Length:6.970 in

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MonroeEcono-Matic Complete Strut Assembly
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4), Casual driver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not a bad deal!

ASE Recertified Master Auto Tech, Toyota Master Diagnostic Tech, Record Setting Sports Car Racer. Just bought this 93 Corolla in order to sell my 04 Prius & have cash left over....Read complete review

ASE Recertified Master Auto Tech, Toyota Master Diagnostic Tech, Record Setting Sports Car Racer. Just bought this 93 Corolla in order to sell my 04 Prius & have cash left over. Knew it needed rear struts when I bought it, ordered them before going back to get the car. 2 things about installing, I'm NOT gonna put ANY 13mm wrench size fasteners on a Toyota!....Good thing I have plenty of hardware, re-used the 2 old nuts for the upper mounts, and 12 mm wrench size bolts I had. Also had trouble getting the brake hose fitting seated in the bracket on the strut, a trick we use is to saw a slot in that bracket opposite the strut body, so that the brake line doesn't have to be opened to lose fluid & require bleeding, once the fitting is in place with the bracket bent back around it, the clip holds things well enough that I've never encountered any problems with that. Had to spread that slot a good bit to get the brake fitting into it, A problem I can't ever recall with the OEM struts.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

about right for the price

Instalation required slightly drilling out upper mounting holes because the bolts on upper strut mount were just off of center. Otherwise they were very easy to install. So far the performance has been good...Read complete review

Instalation required slightly drilling out upper mounting holes because the bolts on upper strut mount were just off of center. Otherwise they were very easy to install. So far the performance has been good as far as the ride and handling are concerned, but they did make a clunking noise on rougher roads (as if they were old strut mounts that needed to be replaced) until I sprayed down the upper strut mounts with WD40. Now they are not completely quiet, but at least much better. I would say that for the price I am satisfied, but if I were putting struts on anything other than our spare/gas saver car, I would spend more for a higher quality product.

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5.0

StrutoMatic

By 

from Chicago,IL.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

      Online order and easy all around experience to get the right parts at the right price!!! Super deal online too!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Strut Assembly Delivered---Quickly!!!

      By 

      from Florence, SC

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

          Both right and left rear struts for my old Toyota Corolla (1998) needed to be replaced. Bought both online from AdvanceAuto.com and saved a few bucks. Also used coupon from Retailmenot for additional savings.
          Because the total order was more than $75, the shipping was free!
          My order arrived the next day!!!
          After installation, there were problems with the master cylinde and the brake lines. the brake lines were flushed and the Master cylinder was replaced. (Got the Master Cylinder from Advance Auto, too!)
          New pair of tires for the back and my old Toy is riding better than ever.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Easy Install - Great Value

          By 

          from Madison, Wi

          About Me Casual Driver

          Pros

          • Easy to install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

            These were just as easy to install as regular shocks. Would do it again.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great bang for the buck. Can't beat it!

            By 

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

              The price was right, and with the internet sale, we saved even more. could not find it anywhere else for less, and boy did we try! Struts arrived very quickly right at the door. Installation was a breeze, just as expected. The top mount threw me a little a first. It has two studs and a bolt instead of three studs. I am assuming the top mount is like this so that it can be used in multiple car applications. One thing I would change is the brake line braket. I would include a cut out to slide the brake line to avoid opening the brake system. Test drove the car and performance was excellent. Very satisfied.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By 

              from Lexington, KY

              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:

                Great product

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                • No

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                5.0

                affordable price

                By 

                from Bethesda, MD

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                See all my reviews

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

                    great product and very affordable...

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                    4.0

                    Not a bad deal!

                    By 

                    from SC

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

                    ASE Recertified Master Auto Tech, Toyota Master Diagnostic Tech, Record Setting Sports Car Racer. Just bought this 93 Corolla in order to sell my 04 Prius & have cash left over. Knew it needed rear struts when I bought it, ordered them before going back to get the car. 2 things about installing, I'm NOT gonna put ANY 13mm wrench size fasteners on a Toyota!....Good thing I have plenty of hardware, re-used the 2 old nuts for the upper mounts, and 12 mm wrench size bolts I had. Also had trouble getting the brake hose fitting seated in the bracket on the strut, a trick we use is to saw a slot in that bracket opposite the strut body, so that the brake line doesn't have to be opened to lose fluid & require bleeding, once the fitting is in place with the bracket bent back around it, the clip holds things well enough that I've never encountered any problems with that. Had to spread that slot a good bit to get the brake fitting into it, A problem I can't ever recall with the OEM struts.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    about right for the price

                    By 

                    from Bayfield CO

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

                    Instalation required slightly drilling out upper mounting holes because the bolts on upper strut mount were just off of center. Otherwise they were very easy to install. So far the performance has been good as far as the ride and handling are concerned, but they did make a clunking noise on rougher roads (as if they were old strut mounts that needed to be replaced) until I sprayed down the upper strut mounts with WD40. Now they are not completely quiet, but at least much better. I would say that for the price I am satisfied, but if I were putting struts on anything other than our spare/gas saver car, I would spend more for a higher quality product.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wrong product received

                    By 

                    from Newport News, Va

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Cars

                      Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

                      The product appears to be fine, however, the website listed it under the wrong heading. I thought I was ordering front struts, but received rear struts.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Very easy to install

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                      from Kent, OH

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                      3 or more reviews submitted

                      Pros

                      • Very easy to install
                      • Very inexpensive

                      Cons

                      • Shipping

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily driving replacement

                      Comments about Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly:

                      I installed this myself in around an hour. Very easy since you don't need to compress the spring.

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                      • Q:

                        It looks like this strut assembly has only 2 bolts on top mounting part. If I remember correctly-old one /original/ has 3 bolts. Is that correct? Does that will cost any problem during installation process?
                        Asked on 11/25/2013 by Greg T

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                          A:

                          Hi Greg, to check the exact fit application for the Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly (Part No. 181953), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                          Answered on 11/25/2013 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between the Monroe Economatic strut and the Monroe Quick Strut? Both seem to come as a complete assembly, but there is a big difference in price! This is for a 99 Corolla.
                        Thanks!
                        Asked on 9/29/2013 by DD from Jackson, MI

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                          A:

                          Hi DD, in order to assist with the difference between the Monroe Economatic strut and the Monroe Quick Strut. please provide us the part number for the Monroe quick strut. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 9/30/2013 by Steve from AAP
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