Gas-Matic Strut
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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:18.5 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:7 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.0

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3.0

Get Ready to RUMBLE!!!

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from Western New York State

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Pros

  • Comfortable Ride
  • Improves Handling

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

  • Replacement

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

So we needed new struts for the mini-van. Decided on these instead of the complete version to save some money. In hindsight, I should have paid for the complete strut.
I have no complaint with the struts. They are a good product and they work great. I had a miserable time with the external springs.
I did the passenger side first using one loaner set of strut spring compressors. No issue getting the coil springs off the old strut. However, it took 4 hours to get them on the new strut. I couldn't get the springs to compress evenly enough. In the end, it took the loaner strut spring compressor, two 11" welding clamps, and a bar clamp to get it all together.
I decided to be smarter on the driver side and I went to get another set of loaner strut spring compressors. It still took an hour and a half to get everything back together.
My honest opinion: spend the money on the complete strut. I have over six hours in the passenger side struts and almost three hours in the driver side. This would have been a two hour job to do both sides with complete struts.

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5.0

would buy this again good product

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from Des Moines Ia

About Me Casual Driver

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    name brand strut (monroe) replaced both front struts in about 3 hours. no problems just like driving a new vehicle.

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    • Q:

      Is this Strut Right side or left side specific, or is it universal?
      Asked on 7/25/2012 by Geo from South Jersey

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        A:

        To help you in a better manner, if you could please include the year, make, model and engine specification of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

        Answered on 7/25/2012 by Aaron from AAP
    • Q:

      are thier special tools to change struts
      Asked on 3/5/2010 by donnie from newbern nc

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        A:

        The only some what special tools that you may want to use is some air powered tools, such as an air gun or air ratchet. But it can be done with normal wrenches and a ratchet and sockets.

        Answered on 3/5/2010 by Mike from AAP
      • A:

        You will also need the strut spring compressor tool which your local advanced auto parts store might rent out. and you will need (Strut Nut Socket, Special Tool 6864)and a 10mm socket. if you don't use that tool you will end up finding out that you will be trying to vise grip the new strut when trying to retighten the nut back on the top of the strut which is a bad idea. Strut Body/Tower Mounting

        Nuts 28 Nm (250 in. lbs.)

        Strut Clevis-to-Knuckle Nuts 81 Nm (60 ft. lbs.) + 90 °turn

        Strut Shaft Nut 100 Nm (75 ft. lbs.)

        If you don't want to do all of this then just buy the struts that already come with the springs installed then you'll just be swapping parts out ;P hope I helped

        Answered on 9/3/2010 by jerry86 from Collinsville, il
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