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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81266 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:13.125 in
Compressed Length:13.25 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:19.375 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:6.125 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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1.0

Are really bad

By 

from charlotte, nc

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Blown After Two Weeks

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      After installed one and drove for two weeks it busted and atarted to make squeaky an loose sounds. Would not tell someone to buy these.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Work well, incredibly cheap

      By 

      from Herndon, VA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        Fit perfectly into my car (DC2 - 2000 Integra GSR). Replaced both rear shocks as one blew. Seems to be working great even 6 months later. The blue color looks really nice. Mine didn't come like it does in the picture though. The valve simply gets twisted to release it, it's not being held down by some kind of metal hangar in the picture.

        Unfortunately, appears to be lacking Monroes lifetime warranty on their other shocks, however. That appears to only apply to their non-econo models when I checked in August 2012. This may mean that they are built cheaply (hence the price) and aren't meant to last forever.

        Not sure what the 1 star review is about missing brake line brackets and the spring being too big...he obviously purchased a different product.

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        4.0

        Easy to install!

        By 

        from Denver CO

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          Installed these on my niece's civic. Went in easy & seems to be working as expected.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AWESOME PRODUCT

          By 

          from Moody AFB, GA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

            This is a direct replacement for OEM Shocks. There are no brake line hook ups on the 92-95 Honda civic 2 door rear struts. This product was very easy to use and a snap to install (even without a spring compressor) The review up top must not have been on a 92-95 honda civic 2 door but on an accord because they do have brake hook ups on them. If you are looking for a good inexpensive direct replacement then this is the product for you. I will buy these again if and when I need new shocks!

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            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Way to cheep for me

            By 

            from Columbus In

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                This is a terrible product! There are no places to set the brake hoses and the bolt holes for the bottom pin are not drilled correct. Also the springs are way to small for the spring compressor and this makes the job very dangerous! Purchase the complete strut from[...]auto parts online.

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                • No

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                • Q:

                  does this gas matic strut come in one or two? meaning for one side or both sides?
                  Asked on 2/26/2013 by William from United States

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This part Monroe Gas-Matic Strut, Part No. 81266 is sold individually.
                    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 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 2/26/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                • Q:

                  howe many come in the box?
                  Asked on 12/4/2012 by caballerj

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Monroe Gas-Matic Strut -(Part No. 81266) is sold individually. 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 12/4/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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