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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81973 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:10.875 in
Compressed Length:11.375 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:17.75 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:6.375 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable ride (8)
  • Improves handling (8)
  • Easy to install (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (8)
  • Replacement (6)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy Peasy

I watched how to video on YouTube. Made the job very easy. Rented spring compressor from Advance Auto. Made the job real easy

I watched how to video on YouTube. Made the job very easy. Rented spring compressor from Advance Auto. Made the job real easy

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wrong part in box!

Bought and took to mechanic. The part in the box was a different part than the one marked on the box. Internet purchase through Advanced Auto Parts. Wouldn't just simply exchange it, even...Read complete review

Bought and took to mechanic. The part in the box was a different part than the one marked on the box. Internet purchase through Advanced Auto Parts. Wouldn't just simply exchange it, even though they gave me a bad part. Had a special on the internet, but since the part was "returned", special no longer applied! Sounds like bait and switch to me. Buyer beware! I would not buy online from Advanced Auto Parts! New strut works great.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy Peasy

By 

from Columbus, OH

About Me Auto Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Ride
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Handling

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    I watched how to video on YouTube. Made the job very easy. Rented spring compressor from Advance Auto. Made the job real easy

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very good

    By 

    from orlando fl

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Racing

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      very good

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Wrong part in box!

      By 

      from Chillicothe, Ohio

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        Bought and took to mechanic. The part in the box was a different part than the one marked on the box. Internet purchase through Advanced Auto Parts. Wouldn't just simply exchange it, even though they gave me a bad part. Had a special on the internet, but since the part was "returned", special no longer applied! Sounds like bait and switch to me. Buyer beware! I would not buy online from Advanced Auto Parts! New strut works great.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Shockingly good

        By 

        from Kentucky

        About Me Casual Driver

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        Verified Buyer
        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

            These struts where a direct replacement and had no trouble installing them. The ride was nice and smooth, not a stiff sporty ride.

            (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Smooth ride!

            By 

            from Oviedo

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Comfortable Ride
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Handling
            • Made in USA

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement
              • Restoration

              Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

              Installed and they work great! Don't forget the spring compression tool. Also, you will have to reuse all old parts unless you seperately purchase new ones. MAKE SURE YOU GET AN ALIGNMENT AFTER REPLACING!!! I severely knocked my alignment off and it caused a tire to get worn badly.

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              good quality, good price

              By 

              from Howell, MI

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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:

                good deal

                • Car & Truck:
                • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Strut

                By 

                from VA

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                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Easy To Install
                • Improves Handling

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving
                  • Replacement

                  Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                  Once I got the spring compressed and removed from the old one, these were a breeze. If you are buying don't forget to get the bolt set for them. That set is a must. With the bolt set it was even easier to get the alignment back in

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Product

                  By 

                  from Wake Forest, NC

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Ride
                  • Improves Handling

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Install

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Driving

                  Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                  Installation can take some time but overall is not too difficult. You will need a spring compressor to complete the tasks.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Highly recommended

                  By 

                  from Saginaw, MI

                  Verified Buyer
                  Helpful Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Ride
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Improves Handling

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Driving
                    • Replacement

                    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                    These significantly improved ride and handling and I would recommend them to anyone. The onlything missing was the rubber that goes under the spring but I was able to use old one.

                    • Car & Truck:
                    • Casual Driver

                    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    would buy again

                    By 

                    from akron, oh

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Ride

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Driving
                      • Replacement

                      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                      great product

                      • Car & Truck:
                      • Casual Driver

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                      3 Questions | 3 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        When strut was released from lock down position it is extended to far so when the spring is installed and compression is off the spring just flops around. Any suggestions
                        Asked on 6/24/2014 by Ron

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Ron, techy question! Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. I would suggest that you to take your vehicle and get it thoroughly checked by a certified mechanic before buying any parts that may/may not solve the problem.

                          Answered on 6/25/2014 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        what is the warrenty?
                        Asked on 5/21/2013 by Mark from Millersville, Maryland

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Monroe Gas-Matic Strut - Part No. 81973 has limited lifetime replacement 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. However, we would recommend you to call the Warranty department directly at 1-888-286-6772 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and we would be in a better position to assist you. 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 5/21/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                      • Q:

                        does this come as a pair??
                        Asked on 4/8/2013 by notime from fla

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This Monroe Gas-Matic Strut - part# 81973 is sold individually. 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 4/8/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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