Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber
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Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber

Part No. 59086 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:14.5 in
Parts Pack(s):Yes
Travel Length:5.25 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (4)
  • Large cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good, but not great

I used these as a replacement for the front of my 98 Astro. They definitely improved the ride, however they are a bit bouncy. The Sensa-Trac would have probably been a better choice...Read complete review

I used these as a replacement for the front of my 98 Astro. They definitely improved the ride, however they are a bit bouncy. The Sensa-Trac would have probably been a better choice for my application (that's what I replaced). Overall, a good deal for the cost.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

SEEMED TO RIDE NICER

GREAT CODES SAVED ALOT OF MONEY

GREAT CODES SAVED ALOT OF MONEY

Reviewed by 10 customers

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5.0

Great shocks and price! Advance Rocks! But my truck doesn't!

By 

from Milford MA

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

Advance: Update the pic. They're YELLOW not blue, gas matics have been for a long time!

 
5.0

OEM Quality products

By 

from St. Marys, Ohio

About Me Do-it-yourself Guy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Complete Package

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Types Of Vehicles

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

    Front shocks on older GM products can be a challenge for driveway mechanics. The top nut threads onto the piston shaft and there is no good way to grip the tiny flats on the top. Rust on the shaft threads make it impossible to unscrew the nut. A deep-well socket is the only tool that can access some vehicles. Remove the bottom mounting bolts and pull the shock down as far as possible. The piston is now accessible through the coil spring so (2) visegrips can be clamped TIGHTLY on the piston. Now the nut can be turned, usually snapping the stud just below it. Tighten the new piston with the deep-well socket but WITHOUT using visegrips. The nut usually runs down tight by itself. Any other problems are up to your common sense.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Direct Replacement

    By 

    from Shady Point, OK

    About Me "backyard" Mechannic, Casual Driver

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    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mitsubishi Mighty Max
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

      This is a front shock. My truck needed shocks so I changed them. This item is a direct reolacement.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Monroe Gas shocks

      By 

      from Macon, Ga

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

          Very good price, exact fit

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good, but not great

          By 

          from Arlington VA

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

          I used these as a replacement for the front of my 98 Astro. They definitely improved the ride, however they are a bit bouncy. The Sensa-Trac would have probably been a better choice for my application (that's what I replaced). Overall, a good deal for the cost.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Monroe is still Top of the Shelf

          By 

          from NYC

          About Me At home mechanic, Auto Enthusiast

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          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mini vans

            Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

            As always, Monroe shocks are the leader of the pack and have Never had a problem with them since the 1960's
            Bravo to them for maintaining high quality standards after all these years

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Whoofta

            By 

            from Sioux Falls SD

            About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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            Verified Buyer
            Helpful Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

              I was looking for something to replace OE shocks on the front of my vehicle. This is what they referrred.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Great ride

              By 

              from Indianapolis,In

              About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

                I just replaced the factory shocks on my 98 Astro and the ride is grrrreat love how my van rides now.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                perfect afforable product

                By 

                from Dorado, PR

                About Me Truck Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

                perfect product for a afforable price to use in cars and light vans ,easy to install ,do it your self with a averege life guarranty and exelent choice if you dont have much money to spend

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                SEEMED TO RIDE NICER

                By 

                from beaver pa

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                Verified Buyer
                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Comfortable Ride
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Lacks Adjustability

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber:

                GREAT CODES SAVED ALOT OF MONEY

                • Car & Truck:
                • Casual Driver, Mechanic

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                • Q:

                  Are these sold in pairs?
                  Asked on 8/6/2013 by bolsa from michigan

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    This Monroe Gas-Matic Truck Shock Absorber - part# 59086 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 8/6/2013 by Vincent from AAP
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