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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

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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:11 in
Compressed Length:11.5 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:16.5 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:No
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:5 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Improves handling (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
  • Replacement (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4)

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4.0

Good struts, stiff ride.

By 

from Miami, FL

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Handling

Cons

  • Stiff Ride

Best Uses

  • Everyday Driving

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

I installed these struts on a 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8s, along with a set of lowering springs. They were relatively easy to install, but you must have an impact drill, a deep socket set (1" and up), a breaker bar, and a spring compressor tool. It's impossible without them. These struts really improve my handling and give a smooth ride, as long as the road is smooth. They are, however, pretty stiff and rigid on the more rough spots of the pavement. That could be because of the 1.5" drop lowering springs, plus they are new and maybe need to loosen up. We will see.

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5.0

Good Product

By 

from Virgina

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Comfortable Ride
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Handling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    Checked on several strut replacement for the 2004 Sentra. This car had 130K on it when I bought it and I knew the struts had not been replaced prior. Make sure before you install you have everything. I needed the dust boot that went over the strut. Mine was OEM and completely bad. Had to wait a day to finish the job but that is MY fault not the fault of the product. Product seems to be doing well

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    5.0

    Best product out there!!

    By 

    from Tampa bay, FL

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling
    • Improves Launching

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Performance Driving
      • Racing
      • Replacement
      • Restoration

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      This product is amazing. From instalation to driving afterwards just flowless.

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      5.0

      Perfect fit

      By 

      from State College

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        2006 Sentra-- perfect fit, good price
        easy install

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        5.0

        Good product and price

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        from Salem, NH

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          I bought a pair of these to replace a leaking pair on a used 2005 Nissan Sentra I recently purchased. I believe they're equivalent in ride quality to the OEM rear struts/shocks. Installation was quick and easy and everything fit perfectly. Keep in mind that you'll need a spring compressor for the installation.

          I had a coupon which I applied to the purchase which made the deal even better.

          Even without the coupon, if you're on a budget and looking for OEM handling I think these will fit the bill nicely.

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          5.0

          the right product for the right price

          By 

          from Bayside N.Y

          About Me Competitive Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • High-Performance
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

            just the right product for my car at a great price.

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            • Q:

              We purchased Monroe rear struts-gasmatic.Do we need boot replacements also.
              Asked on 3/9/2011 by Anonymous

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                A:

                It is recommended to replace the strut boots with the rear struts.

                Answered on 3/10/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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