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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81281 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:17.125 in
Compressed Length:17.375 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:23.75 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:No
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:6.375 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

Great product at a good price

By 

from Boaz,Al.

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    Better than the original struts from GM. Improves ride , handling , and cornering. Handles better than when new. Life time warranty can't be beat. I have replaced struts on three cars this year and used these on all. Borrow or buy strut spring compressor and reuse everything but strut. It's not hard to do with spring compressor.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Easy Peasy

    By 

    from Columbus, OH

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      I watched how to video on YouTube. Made the job very easy. Rented spring compressor from Advance Auto. Made the job real easy

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Product as advertised

      By 

      from Harper Woods

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        Product as advertised, no issues with fit or finish

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice Made in USA replacement strut

        By 

        from Oviedo, FL

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • High-Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Made in USA
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          Installed and they work great! Don't forget the spring compression tool. Also, you will have to reuse all old parts unless you seperately purchase new ones. MAKE SURE YOU GET AN ALIGNMENT AFTER REPLACING!!! I severely knocked my alignment off and it caused a tire to get worn badly. Best of all, Made in U.S.A.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          good quality, good price

          By 

          from Howell, MI

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

              good deal

              • Car & Truck:
              • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver
               
              4.0

              Good Product at a fair price

              By 

              from Middleburg Fl

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                easily installed with the proper tools

                • Car & Truck:
                • Casual Driver

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                7 Questions | 7 Answers
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                • Q:

                  i want to put a heavy duty shock on the rear of my car. i pull a 5x8 box trailer and not sure which one to use. what do you think i should use?
                  Asked on 9/24/2015 by robert from ocklawaha fl.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Robert! To further assist with the Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part No. 81281), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                    Answered on 9/25/2015 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  Is the dust boot included with the rear strut?
                  no part listing for a rear boot but there is one for the front!
                  Asked on 10/22/2014 by .

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi, this part does not include the dust boost. To locate the exact gas-matic strut with dust boot, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

                    Answered on 10/24/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  so i am guessing that these fit all around my car front and back? i have a 04 cavalier.
                  Asked on 1/2/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    No, this Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part No. 81281) fits only for the rear of your 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier.

                    Answered on 1/4/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                • Q:

                  how do i know this one will fit
                  Asked on 11/13/2011 by d from Milwaukee,wi

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question.

                    Answered on 11/13/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                • Q:

                  If everything required is included what is the value of the mounting kits Advance sells for $35 apiece?
                  Asked on 10/11/2010 by Anonymous from charleston, wv

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The kit offers replacement mounting parts for worn out pieces.

                    Answered on 10/24/2010 by Parker the Auto Parts Whisperer from AAP
                • Q:

                  does this strut assembly come with all the parts needed to install
                  Asked on 8/23/2010 by zach from romeo mi

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    As long you have the original lowering mounting bolt, this should be all that you need.

                    Answered on 8/24/2010 by Mike from AAP
                • Q:

                  while installing do you have to compress the coils
                  in the rear shocks
                  Asked on 5/23/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    It is always safer to compress the spring for safe measures.

                    Answered on 5/24/2010 by Mike from AAP
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