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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81686 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:11.625 in
Compressed Length:12.125 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:20.375 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:No
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:8.25 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

very good for replacements

By 

from greensboro nc

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    Performance is better than origanal struts

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    4.0

    Great product

    By 

    from Jackson, SC

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        Exact fit. Perfect for the 2003 Malibu that I used them on. Only part I didn't like about this part is the lock nut that came on it. Cheap nut. Ended up using the factory nylock nut.

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        • No

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        4.0

        The ride is much better now !

        By 

        from Springfield

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        Well made product

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        • Casual Driver

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Monroe struts are the best on the market

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        from janesville,il

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          I have used monroe struts and shocks ever cents I had my first car. They perform better then any other brand I tried and was disappointed in. One of the best things is the price.

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          • Casual Driver

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          • Q:

            which mounting kit goes with this strut?
            Asked on 6/20/2014 by mj from ONSTED, MI

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi MJ, glad to assist you! To further assist with the Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part No. 81686), please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

              Answered on 6/23/2014 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Are springs required. And if so what other parts are required
            Asked on 6/8/2014 by Jerry from Belvidere, nj

            1 answer

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              A:

              Glad to assist, Jerry! Normally the upper mounting plate, bumper and bellow will need for the strut replacement.

              Answered on 6/10/2014 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            hi
            does this come with the sping?
            Asked on 1/17/2014 by nick from deerfield,nh

            1 answer

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              A:

              I'm happy to help, Nick! This Monroe Gas-Matic strut does not come with any springs. These are just the struts. For a complete strut assembly look for the Econo-Matic (Part No. 181686) strut assembly or Quick-Strut (Part No. 171686). Or you may buy the spring separately, Part No. CC685.

              Answered on 1/17/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
          • Q:

            is there any kind of warrinaty with this.
            Asked on 5/3/2013 by chris from delhi

            1 answer

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              A:

              The Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part No. 81686) comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part. 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 5/3/2013 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            47.99 is this one or two struts
            Asked on 10/2/2012 by mike.mike from cleveland al.

            1 answer

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              A:

              This part Monroe Gas-Matic Strut, Part No. 81686 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 your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 10/2/2012 by Aaron from AAP
          • Q:

            Is this price for both front struts, or just one? It doesn't really say. Usually it will say drivers side rear, or passenger side rear. This just says front? So are you getting two for that price, or just one?
            Asked on 2/10/2011 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              The price is for the single rear strut which will fit for both the rear driver side and rear passenger side.

              Answered on 2/10/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
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