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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81265 Warranty Details  

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Monroe® Gas-Matic passenger car struts are gas charged and provide improved control at an economical price.

Product Features:
  • Available for import and domestic passenger cars
  • Gas-charged unit
  • Improved handling and control
  • Economical OE replacement
  • Meets OE product specifications
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Body Length:16.125 in
Compressed Length:16.5 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:25 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:8.5 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
2.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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1.0

Don't waste your time and money.

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from MILFORD, CT

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Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      Just pulled a set out of a friend's Cabrio. Less than 20k miles on them. Will only use Boge, Sachs, and in this case Bilstein. You get what you pay for. Remember, the warranties are only on the part, so unless you have FREE labor, buy the quality product.
      FYI, Over 50 years hands on experience with VW'S.

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      4.0

      good price

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      from MI

      About Me Casual Driver

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        The only problem I ran into was, that on one strut the spring was broken. Replacement springs cost nearly as much a quick strut themselves.
        Bottom line is, if your springs are OK, you could save some money by buying just the struts and mounting kit. If your springs are broke, your better off buying the quick strut Assembly.

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        1.0

        JUNK

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        from Girard, OH

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Gives You Something To Do

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        I purchased this strut because of the price. I ended up exchanging both sides. Then they both blew again. Do not buy this item. It would be better to spend the extra ten dollars for the better strut.

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        3.0

        1 mfg great the other I struggled with

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        from kent, wa

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        1 was mfg well but the other had the stop pressed onto the shaft pressed on incorrectly. The bumpcushion would not go over the stop. Had to hammer the stop to flatten and then build up tape on the shaft to ramp the cushion over the stop. additional 1 hour. I would purchase again as was good cost.

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        4.0

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        from Reading, PA

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        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

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          • Q:

            Do I need a "mounting kit" for this strut, like another parts store says for their strut, or is this everything?
            Asked on 9/17/2012 by Farfromgettinit with VW parts from Duquesne, PA

            1 answer

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              A:

              This Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part No. 81265) includes all the components required for strut replacement in a single, fully-assembled unit. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 9/17/2012 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Would it be still ok if id only buy one for about a week or two until i can get another?
            Asked on 7/14/2012 by nunyabidness

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              A:

              To help you in a better manner, Please be more specific on your query and we would be better able to assist you.
              For compatibility of this part with your vehicle, please provide your vehicle make, model and engine specification.
              For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 7/15/2012 by Aaron from AAP
          • Q:

            does it come with the pictured hardware?
            Asked on 5/8/2011 by stevo from manheim,pa

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              A:

              No, it does not come with the pictured hardware.

              Answered on 6/10/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
          • Q:

            Does this package come with everything i need to replace my strut?
            Asked on 12/8/2009 by Ryan, the confused from leesville la

            1 answer

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              A:

              The Shock/Strut - Rear by Monroe, will come with all the hardware needed to replace your strut. It will not come with tools or wrenches.

              Answered on 12/8/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
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