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Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber

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Gas-charged shock absorber that provides improved vehicle control for today's light trucks, vans, full-size picks-ups and 4x4's at an economical price.

Product Features:
  • Available for import and domestic trucks, vans, full-size pick-ups and 4x4's
  • Gas-charged unit
  • Improved handling and control
  • Economical OE replacement
  • Meets OE product specifications
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Compressed Length:12.75 in
Extended Length:20.25 in
Travel Length:7.5 in

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MonroeGas-Matic LT Shock Absorber
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
  • Trucks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No More Bounce

These shocks are very easy to install for the home mechanic. Make sure your vehicle is supported on jack stands and not the jack. Just remove the 2 bolts holding the old shock...Read complete review

These shocks are very easy to install for the home mechanic. Make sure your vehicle is supported on jack stands and not the jack. Just remove the 2 bolts holding the old shock in. Sometimes they can be stubborn, but a little penetrating oil does the trick and just install the new one. You do have to activate the new shock and that means remove the retaining strap, thus allowing the shock to expand and then compress it down again. Yes that and maybe stubborn bolts is all you will have to contend with. I have a cheaters way of first install the top portion of the shock to the top mount and then cut the strap to allow the shock to expand. Then while your vehicle is supported on jack stands tack your jack and place it under the shock and compress it up into the lower mount. Finally once all bolts are tightened, lower the vehicle and bounce the end where the new shocks are to allow them to settle. Easy as that. I have always liked using Monroe shocks for their durability and performance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These shocks have a short life

I put a set of these on my 05 Chevy Uplander LS a few years ago. after a year one shock blew out and I just had to replace the other one because it...Read complete review

I put a set of these on my 05 Chevy Uplander LS a few years ago. after a year one shock blew out and I just had to replace the other one because it blew out. Not the quality shock that I expected. spent the extra money this time for a better set of shocks.

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5.0

They're shocks

By 

from Waukesha,wi

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

I'm always loading things into my minivan and after the last trip to the home improvement store I finally realized that I need new shocks...I ordered these shocks thinking it'll be an all day project to replace..WRONG...I was done in a half hour

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4.0

shocks

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from mayfield ky

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Pros

  • What I Needed

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

      shocks

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      5.0

      great shock for the price

      By 

      from kennesaw, ga

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      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

      shocks fit perfect, they nice ride

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      3.0

      These shocks have a short life

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      from Center Valley

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Keep Blowing Out

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

      I put a set of these on my 05 Chevy Uplander LS a few years ago. after a year one shock blew out and I just had to replace the other one because it blew out. Not the quality shock that I expected. spent the extra money this time for a better set of shocks.

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      2.0

      short life

      By 

      from Romeoville,IL

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

        Surprisingly blew in a month of use. Hassle now need to take them off and ise warranty but I sont want these again.

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        4.0

        Excellent product for it price

        By 

        from Jackson, MS

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

          Great perform shock for the price.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy these again

          By 

          from Brewer, Me.

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

          These were a perfect fit. They greatly improved my ride and handling.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No More Bounce

          By 

          from Clovis, NM

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

            These shocks are very easy to install for the home mechanic. Make sure your vehicle is supported on jack stands and not the jack. Just remove the 2 bolts holding the old shock in. Sometimes they can be stubborn, but a little penetrating oil does the trick and just install the new one. You do have to activate the new shock and that means remove the retaining strap, thus allowing the shock to expand and then compress it down again. Yes that and maybe stubborn bolts is all you will have to contend with. I have a cheaters way of first install the top portion of the shock to the top mount and then cut the strap to allow the shock to expand. Then while your vehicle is supported on jack stands tack your jack and place it under the shock and compress it up into the lower mount. Finally once all bolts are tightened, lower the vehicle and bounce the end where the new shocks are to allow them to settle. Easy as that. I have always liked using Monroe shocks for their durability and performance.

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            • No

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            4.0

            As described!

            By 

            from Ridgway, PA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

                Just put these shocks on last week. They were a great price and easy to install. Definitely will be looking to buy the same brand when we replace the front shocks in the near future.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                too good of a price to be true

                By 

                from Wheeling , WV

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Incompatible

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

                    cheap price, but fitment was wrong. length and lower eyelet mount were incompatible. maybe on the fwd, but not awd.

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                    5 Questions | 6 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      Can I use these shocks to replace my air-leveling shocks on my 2001 Pontiac Montana FWD. At the present the air leveling system is leaking and is disconnected. The shocks are leaking oil. The van has 257,000 on it and motor, body and drive train are still working well, but I don't want to put money into the air leveling system. I have been told I can use standard shocks.
                      Asked on 12/5/2014 by Em from Hallstead, PA

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        I'm happy to help, Em! You may be able to replace your rear shocks on your 2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L V6 FWD for less with the Monroe Max-Air Shock Absorber (Part No. MA824). Both shocks required for replacement are included in this kit. If you still prefer to convert to a conventional shock, Monroe OESpectrum (Part No. 37156) and Monro-Matic Plus (Part No. 32333) are engineered to fit the vehicles without automatic rear air leveling. If you need to replace the plumbing as well, Part No. AK29 will provide new plumbing for the system.

                        If there are any additional steps to converting to the conventional shocks on your vehicle, your mechanic should be able to inform you of any additional procedures required. If you need a trusted mechanic, try our 'Need expert help?' link further down this page.

                        If your front struts have not been replaced, they're probably needing a replacement soon. I suggest Quick Struts (Part No. 271670) or Econo-Matics (Part No. 281670) for the ease of installation, increased safety and peace of mind that all necessary parts are replaced. That's an impressive number of miles, way to go!

                        Answered on 12/17/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Can I use these to replace air shocks?
                      Asked on 9/10/2014 by sworm76

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Sworm76, to further assist with the part number 59381, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                        Answered on 9/11/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Does this come with 2 like for the rear and forward or do we buy 2 seperately
                      Asked on 6/14/2014 by Ahsan

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Hi Ahsan, good question! This shock absorber is sold individually and you need to buy two shocks separately.

                        Answered on 6/15/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      is this a shock or a extra absorber
                      Asked on 7/13/2011 by kelley from decatur

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        It is a shock not an extra absorber.

                        Answered on 7/13/2011 by Start with Shane! from AAP
                    • Q:

                      DOES THIS OFFER IS FOR LEFT AND RIGHT?
                      Asked on 4/24/2010 by Zaldy from Atlanta

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This is just one shock.

                        Answered on 4/24/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                      • VERIFIED BUYER

                        A:

                        On Shock per box. Fits left or right rear mounts.

                        Answered on 10/21/2010 by craemac from Simpsonville SC
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