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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81661 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:10.25 in
Compressed Length:10.25 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:16.625 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
 
3.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable ride (5)
  • Improves handling (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (5)
  • Replacement (4)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

don't get chaned often enough

By 

from owosso mi.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Ride
  • Improves Handling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    they improved handling ten fold

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    4.0

    Good strut for the least expensive one.

    By 

    from Valrico, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Improves Handling
    • Improves Launching

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install
    • Lacks Adjustability

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    Very Good Fit, just harder to install then the quick install struts being sold with spring included.

    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual Driver

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    3.0

    Monroe Strut

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    from Gauley Bridge, WV

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    Easy to install

    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual Driver

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    4.0

    RETURNED MY RIDE TO LIKE NEW

    By 

    from Howell MICHIGAN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      RETURNED MY RIDE TO LIKE NEW

      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual Driver

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      4.0

      Give 'em a shot

      By 

      from Troy, Pennsylvania

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        direct-fit replacement for factory originals

        • Car & Truck:
        • Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        very stiff absorsion

        By 

        from new jersey

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

        • Stiff Ride

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        needs something, not that smooth very stiff

        • Car & Truck:
        • Casual Driver

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice struts […]

        By 

        from Loysville, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          Nice affordable OEM replacement struts. Ride is comfortable.

          • Car & Truck:
          • Casual Driver, Mechanic

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          8 Questions | 8 Answers
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          • Q:

            Will these work with 17" wheels?
            Asked on 9/19/2015 by anon from United States

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Anon! To further assist with the Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part No. 81661), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

              Answered on 9/20/2015 by Solomon
          • Q:

            will these fit with 16 inch wheels?
            Asked on 2/10/2014 by nando

            1 answer

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              A:

              I'm happy to help, Nando! I don't see any indication that these Monroe Gas-Matic struts will have any limitation with 16 inch wheels on your 2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L. They are not designed to fit the Police or Taxi package, though.

              Answered on 2/11/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
          • Q:

            do I have to use my old spring with this strut?
            Asked on 7/1/2012 by mike from Baraga,mi

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Yes, this Monroe Gas-Matic Strut - part#81661 does not include the spring, If your old spring has not been worn out, you can very well use with this Monroe Gas-Matic Strut. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 7/4/2012 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            are these sold as a set
            Asked on 2/17/2012 by me from ohio

            1 answer

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              A:

              This Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part No. 81661) is sold individually.

              Answered on 2/17/2012 by Dennis from AAP
          • Q:

            what tools do i need to change a gas-matic strut.
            Asked on 6/11/2011 by Anonymous

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              The required tools are hydraulic floor jack, jack stand, standard and metric socket set, magnetic tray to hold nuts and bolts and a can of WD40 spray lubricant.

              Answered on 6/21/2011 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            i want know what tools i need when im changing my shocks
            Asked on 7/26/2010 by sharmarke from shelbyville tn

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              A standard set of wrenches or a ratchet/socket set should work just fine depending on what vehicle you have. You may also want to use a coil spring compressor.

              Answered on 7/27/2010 by Mike from AAP
          • Q:

            how hard is shocks to change
            Asked on 2/22/2010 by Anonymous

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              For most vehicles, they are not that hard to replace. If you check out the "Advance Know How" tab on our website and click on "Video Know How", you can find a video showing you how to replace them.

              Answered on 3/10/2010 by Mike from AAP
          • Q:

            what does gas-matic mean
            Asked on 10/14/2009 by browsinbrowser from savannah, ga

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Gas-matic means that the shock is filled with a gas(unspecified) which makes it react alot faster to the cars needs. Gas-matic is good.

              Answered on 10/16/2009 by David from Advance Auto Parts
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