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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:9.5 in
Extended Length:13.75 in
Parts Pack(s):Yes
Travel Length:4.25 in

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MonroeGas-Matic LT Shock Absorber
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (8)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (6), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product/research mechanic first

If not installing yourself, you may want to find a mechanic that will prior to ordering. I found it difficult to find a mechanic that would install shocks that I had purchased and medical...Read complete review

If not installing yourself, you may want to find a mechanic that will prior to ordering. I found it difficult to find a mechanic that would install shocks that I had purchased and medical issues prevented me from attempting self installation. Seems most shops want to make some extra money by providing the shocks. Would be great is Advance Auto Parts had a "find a mechanic" feature on their web site, listing a network of mechanics that have agreed to install parts purchased from Advance Auto.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Slight underperformance

Somewhat disappointed with product Seems a little lightweight for 3/4 ton application

Somewhat disappointed with product Seems a little lightweight for 3/4 ton application

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Good products

By 

from York pa

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

Smooth ride

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  • No

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5.0

Awesome Improvement

By 

from DeLand, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Eliminated Bounce
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

      Great Shocks

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      • No

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      5.0

      Monroe LT shocks

      By 

      from Newborn,Ga.

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

        Restoring a 1989 chevy pickup and I always go to Monroe Shocks

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        made my yukon handle alot better

        By 

        from oklahoma

        About Me Casual Driver

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

          should add spacers for when the shocks have been run run loose the hole gets to big, and I ordered the shocks on line and save almost 20.00 and the website said they were the right ones for my Yukon and they weren't the store returned the shocks for me but wouldn't give me the dicount unless I went back and ordered them on line again, and I didn't have time to do that I had someone waiting to put them on for me

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          • No

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          5.0

          best for the buck, would buy again

          By 

          from Morris, IL

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          Pros

          • At Store Fantastic
          • Can't Beat Advance Prices
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

            can't beat it for the price I paid!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Shock

            By 

            from Anderson,Indiana

            About Me Casual Driver

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great ride

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

            Makes my 1991 truck ride better than ever, glad I decided to upgrade

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Revived suspension on 1/2 ton RWD

            By 

            from Northeast TN

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy swap
            • Easy To Use
            • Economical Price

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

                LT Gasmatics revived ride on a 23 year old truck that still had OEM units installed. No more front end nose dives. I don't know that they would be suitable for larger than the 1/2 ton model.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Spray top nuts a week early!

                By 

                from North Texas

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Installs In 10 Minutes

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

                  Very easy installation on Chevrolet or GMC 1/2 ton trucks...I did one and let my 13 year old nephew do the other.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  bang 4 the buck

                  By 

                  from san antonio, tx

                  About Me Truck Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good price value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

                    so far they seem like a good bargain. time will tell

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great product/research mechanic first

                    By 

                    from Natchitoches, LA

                    About Me Casual Driver

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                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber:

                    If not installing yourself, you may want to find a mechanic that will prior to ordering. I found it difficult to find a mechanic that would install shocks that I had purchased and medical issues prevented me from attempting self installation. Seems most shops want to make some extra money by providing the shocks. Would be great is Advance Auto Parts had a "find a mechanic" feature on their web site, listing a network of mechanics that have agreed to install parts purchased from Advance Auto.

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                    • No

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                    5 Questions | 5 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      WHY IS THE SHAFT EXPOSED ON THIS MODEL 59581 AND NOT ON MODEL 59583
                      Asked on 6/24/2012 by SNAKE

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Sorry for any confusion caused. The Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber (Part No. 59581) is displayed with a different product image while the Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber (Part No. 59583) is displayed with a 'ready to install' picture of this part. Please note that former part is very similar to the latter part. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                        Answered on 6/25/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will i need any special tools to install this on a 1994 chevy c1500 5.7L?
                      Asked on 3/28/2012 by Anonymous from Shamong, NJ

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The tools that are required to install shocks are Lug-nut wrench, Hydraulic jack, Penetrating fluid, Socket set and Ratchet.

                        Answered on 3/29/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      whats the extended legth of these stuts and the collapsed legth?
                      Asked on 2/16/2012 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Specifications for this Monroe Gas-Matic LT Shock Absorber with Part No. 59581 is as follows: Compressed Length - 9.500", Extended Length - 13.750" and Travel Length - 4.250".

                        Answered on 2/17/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I have a 97 Tahoe, 4 door, 2 wheel drive, 350 engine. Will this Gas-Matic LT Truck shock be as good or better than what came on it. I drive in town but most of my driving is traveling on highways and I want to make sure this shock offers a smooth ride while traveling.

                      Thanks
                      Asked on 5/26/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        These shocks are nitrogen gas charged, that help improved ride and handling and help maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration. These shocks also provide full displaced valving which provides better range on both the compression and extension cycles of the unit for a smooth comfortable ride.

                        Answered on 5/26/2010 by Mike from AAP
                    • Q:

                      which kind of shock best on the 1500 suburban?
                      Asked on 4/26/2010 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your vehicle to better determine which shocks are best for you, also are you replacing the front, back, or all four?

                        Answered on 4/27/2010 by Rose from AAP
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