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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81799 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:13.25 in
Compressed Length:13.75 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:21 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:7.25 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

I would indeed buy this strut again

By 

from Hurst, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

I got both 81798 and 81799 struts for my two Oldsmobiles, one type for my LSS the other for my LS. I got very frustrated because the 81798 had instructions on the strut and on the instruction paper that said it was shipped in a locked down position and had to be released/extended before installation. I couldn't get it to unlock and extend from the shipped condition. The 81798 strut is shipped ALREADY EXTENDED. The 81799 is shipped locked down and must be extended.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

monroe has always make quality products

By 

from WI

About Me Auto Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    power tools a mus for removal on older vehicles 4 wheel alignment is required even if you get it eye balled close. new dust cover should be included with rear struts

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    easy installation

    By 

    from Duluth, Mn

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      I found that it was really easy to use the product (shocks), and installing them was some of the easiest, hassle free work on a car I have ever done. I would like to also say your website is very easy and understandable to use for even the novice person, to your site.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      gives a good ride

      By 

      from tenn

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        [...]

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

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Restored my ride.

        By 

        from Chelmsford, Ma

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

        • Boot not included

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        Replaced other brand adjustamatics that had internal rattle. These Monroes are easier to install as they have internal hex on shaft end to hold shaft while tightening the nut. i clamped an allen wrench in the vise to hold the shaft while i tightened the nut. Only mild complaint is the boot shown in the listing was not supplied.

        • Car & Truck:
        • Casual Driver

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutly perfect!

        By 

        from Ocoee, Fl

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement
          • Restoration

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          Improved ride and handling.

          • Car & Truck:
          • Casual Driver, Mechanic

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          4 Questions | 5 Answers
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          • Q:

            can u put air in to level? 99 lesabre
            Asked on 3/1/2013 by Tony from DC

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              No, I am sorry. The Monroe Gas-Matic Strut - Part No. 81799 cannot be adjusted by putting air to level. You will have to replace the struts once they fail. 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 3/4/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
          • Q:

            are these sold in pairs ?
            Asked on 8/25/2012 by ron4488 from portland,in

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              This Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part# 81799) is sold individually. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 8/25/2012 by Rick from AAP
          • Q:

            Can these be installed to replace the air leveling struts. If so, are any other parts required?
            Asked on 1/6/2012 by Anonymous

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              If you could please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

              Answered on 1/8/2012 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            struts do not say whether they are for right side or left side.
            Asked on 7/15/2010 by Cliff from Branson MO

            2 answers

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              To further assist you on this question could you please provide your vehicles year, make model, and engine size.

              Answered on 7/15/2010 by Kevin from AAP
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              They fit either side. Reminder--you have to take out the rear seat to get at the top bolts and reset the camber. Good instructions in the box.

              Answered on 12/10/2010 by Papa from Chelmsford, Ma
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