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Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber

Part No. 59036 Warranty Details  

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Monroe® Gas-Matic truck shock absorber are gas charged and provide improved control at an economical price.

Product Features:
  • Available for import and domestic light trucks and vans
  • Gas-charged unit
  • Improved handling and control
  • Economical OE replacement
  • Meets OE product specifications
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Compressed Length:9.25 in
Extended Length:14 in
Parts Pack(s):Yes
Travel Length:4.75 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber
 
3.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (3)
  • Trucks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good All-Around Shock

Good all-around shock. Easy install and good improvement in ride.

Good all-around shock. Easy install and good improvement in ride.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not The Right Fit

This shock was suppose to fit a 1997 2wd Ford Ranger. The shock bottom housing would not fit over the mounting stud. Took it back to AA it was suppose to work. They...Read complete review

This shock was suppose to fit a 1997 2wd Ford Ranger. The shock bottom housing would not fit over the mounting stud. Took it back to AA it was suppose to work. They ordered a higher priced shock to see if it was different. It was and worked but for more money. I can't believe this issue hasn't happened numerous times. Bottom line is they made it right but three trips.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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4.0

Great product

By 

from Tampa, Fl

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

      This was simple and an exact fit. Could not have been easier.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      these were the wrong ones

      By 

      from buckhannon,wv

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

      they said exact fit and they were the wrong ones had to take them back and get the right ones lost out on discount

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good Product

      By 

      from Falling Waters, WV

      About Me DIY driver

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

      Love my new shocks. They've been on my ranger for about 3 weeks now and are holding up. Only complaint, didn't like the yellow so I spray painted them red.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Fit 1992 Ford Ranger perfect

      By 

      from Newfield, NY

      About Me Husband A Retired Mechani

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      Verified Buyer
      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

        it's done

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good product , good price

        By 

        from anniston al

        About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Cars

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

          good product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          NOT BAD FOR THE COST

          By 

          from ORANGE MASS

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

              THESE SHOCKS WHENT RIGHT ON AND HAD THE RIGHT FIT I WISH THEY CAME WITH THE BOTTOM WASHER AND NUT THEY ONLY COME WITH THE TOP BUSHING AND NUT AND IF THEY WHERE JUST A LITTLE STIFFER IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE BUT FOR THE COST THEY ARE WELL WORTH IT.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good product for price

              By 

              from Texas

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks
                • Used On Small Ranger Pu

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

                The product was great for the price. I just installed it and it is a good replacement for my old OEM shocks after 125,000 miles. Makes the ride more comfortable and it does not have the bounce when I hit a dip or hump in the road.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Its working great

                By 

                from kentucky

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

                  I read other comments some loved and hated them but they work great and are better then what i had on the truck, they are cheap but work great!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  A little disappointed

                  By 

                  from Sarasota, FL

                  About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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                  Verified Buyer
                  3 or more reviews submitted

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

                  Purchased for my 1996 Ford Ranger,however, I haven't noticed a great deal of difference in performance. I believe I replaced the original shocks, so I expected a significant gain. Suppose you get what you pay for as these were the cheapest.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  3.0

                  Soft Monroes

                  By 

                  from Slidell,LA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Cars

                  Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

                  Disapointed with them right out of the box,but tried them anyway. Way softer than the Motorcraft heavy Duty shocks they were to replace.My first clue was they were about half the diameter of the Motorcraft shocks. After about a week of driving on them,I determined they were no better than the one hundred thousand mile Motorcrafts I'd taken off. I can't return them because I didn't save the boxes(my bad!)so tough luck there. I replaced the scarcely used Monroes with KYB Gas-A-just shocks and am pleased with them. The Monroes would be well-suited for people that want a floating soft ride,but they aren't for me.

                  • Car & Truck:
                  • Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3 Questions | 3 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    is it compatable with both 2wd and 4wd
                    Asked on 3/30/2013 by blue from stafford, va

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      For further assistance regarding Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber, Part No. 59036, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. This information would help us to assist you in a better way.
                      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 3/31/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how much torque do you apply on this shock absorber when installing in front and back of the vehicle??
                    Asked on 11/16/2010 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      For help with your project, I recommend getting a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. It should be able to help you with detailed instructions on how to do many things including the specs.

                      Answered on 11/18/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                  • Q:

                    the bottom stud the shock is attached to , is it replaceable? I broke it taking the nut off.
                    Asked on 8/26/2010 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      In that case you might have to replace the whole shock again.

                      Answered on 8/31/2010 by MARIE from AAP
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