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Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber

Part No. MA776 Warranty Details  

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The Max-AirĀ® shock absorber is ideal for vehicles that haul heavy loads or tow trailers. Designed to maintain level vehicle height, they can be inflated or deflated as needed...from 20 psi to 150 psi with the vehicle loaded. Capacity is limited by vehicle suspension, tires and transmission. See vehicle owner's manual for details.

Product Features:
  • 1/2 inch Piston Rod: Hardened and precision ground rod for consistent performance and long service life.
  • All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.
  • Full Displaced Valving: Better valving range on both the compression and extension cycles of the unit for a smooth comfortable ride.
  • Large Volume Air Chamber: Inflates up to 150 psi with vehicle loaded. Deflates for normal driving.
  • Lubricated Air Sleeve: Reduces friction for longer service life. Provides smoother operation during suspension movement.
  • Sintered Iron Piston: Stronger than traditional metals, enhances durability for longer service life.
  • Special Air Fitting: Resists air leakage.
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Compressed Length:15.000 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:24.375 in
Parts Pack(s):(2) P941
Rod Diameter:1/2
Travel Length:9.375 in

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MonroeMax-Air Air Shock Absorber
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (3)
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    • Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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3.0

Poor Kit Included

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from Evensville, TN

About Me 40 Year Home Shop Mechani, Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Restores Ride Height

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Poor Install Kit

Best Uses

  • Large Cars
  • Towing Rv Or Boat
  • Trucks

Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

I bought these to put on my 97 Explorer after I bought a 1500 lb camper that would squat it. They done the job and restored my ride height with 90psi of air added. They ride nice down the road after a 500 mile trip.

What I'm not happy about;
The shocks come out of the box with one shock the rubber come apart as far as the surface sticking to the metal when first extended. This tells me they were sitting on the shelf a very long time. Probably 10 years when that model was introduced.

The air T is all cheap plastic. I mounted it on my tow bar frame which is about 3/16" thick. With the mount nut about 1/4". That leaves 1/4" to get your air chuck on to fill it which didn't happen. I literally had to remove the T to put air in it. When you mount it you better select a thin piece of metal. I'm going to find me a longer metal T to replace it with. I remember back in 70's buying air shocks. They had a metal T. Quality has gone down hill to save a dollar.

They do include clips to hold the hose. Instructions say use a 1/4" drill bit which is too small. I used a 5/16" bit which worked fine.

Oh yeah, these shocks are black, not white like the picture if that makes a difference to you. It hides the rubber fragments stuck better. :)

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5.0

Great price great product

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from Bristol ct

About Me Casual Driver, Former Mechanic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      Quality product

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      • No

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      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Truck levels out with the travel trailer

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      from Hartford, WI

      About Me Truck and Travel Trailer

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      Pros

      • Best fit for my truck
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fair price
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Trailer hitch load suppor
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      I had Ewald Ford install the air shocks on my 2002 Ford Sport Trac. I tow a 4416 pound travel trailer with about 800 pounds tongue weight because of bikes and kayaks. I needed to level out my rig a bit more than the head & bars could align and support. The extra boost made for a smoother ride and more level connection between the truck and trailer. I am very happy with the professional install and ease of use.

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      5.0

      Exact fit is quite correct

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      from Ruskin Florida

      Pros

      • 20psi level SUV again
      • Bolted right in
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Plastic air fill valve

      Best Uses

      • Ford Explorer
      • Levels easy for towing

      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      Bolted right on, filled right up, no leaks. Finger tight is perfect on air line connections as per directions.
      Perfect to level you out when you have heavy tongue weight trailer. 20 psi restored original height of vehicle with 153,000 miles on it, which doesnt have stock auto leveling system. Surprised at how good the dampening was, usually it suffers in an air shock, but not so in this case so far.
      Yes I would recommend them highly, even just to restore original ride height.Also putting a small dab of petroleum jelly on the air line connections during assembly, and you wont have to check the pressures all the time as they dont seem to bleed down at all, and im very o c d picky about such things and would have noticed.
      Yes I would buy them again without a second thought. How can you beat them for the price. Thanks Monroe, and thanks advance for carrying them.

      • Car & Truck:
      • A lot of trailoring, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast
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      • No

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      3.0

      Value Product Easy Inst [...]

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      from Chapel Hill, NC

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      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      Solid but the T valve fitting for air fill is all plastic. I placed it in a protected spot...hope it doesn't get bumped or it will break. Not sure you can get another.

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      5.0

      Great shocks,easy install

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      from Seminole,Fl

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • No cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      Installed in an hour in the driveway

      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual Driver
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SO FEAR I LIKE

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      from AK.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving

        Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

        LIKE ADVANCE AUTO

        • Car & Truck:
        • Casual Driver, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

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        from clearwater fl.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable Ride

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

        installation was not hard, the problem was after installing shocks and hoses, the nut holding the fill valve stripped out upon tightening on the cheap plastic valve. i wasnt going to take the
        whole thing back off to return. the fitting
        should be metal or the nut wider, this i think is
        very low quality.

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        • Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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        • Q:

          Does this shock come as a set of 2 ? And does it include the airline install kit ? Or is the price per shock and I need to buy the airline kit separately ? I've bought air shocks years ago but don't remember if i had buy them separately Thanks MrRob59
          Asked on 10/4/2013 by MrRob59 from South Bend, Indiana

          1 answer

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            A:

            Hi Rob, this Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber - part# MA776 is sold as a pair and it includes the air line, air fittings, and an air fill kit. 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 10/6/2013 by Vincent from AAP
        • Q:

          I have a 2001 Explorer XLS would like air shocks for the front also what would you recommend.
          Asked on 5/9/2012 by JD from Katy Tx.

          1 answer

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            A:

            Yes, this Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber - Part No. MA776 fits your 2001 Ford Explorer.

            Answered on 5/12/2012 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          Installed these on my 04 Explorer Sport Trac. Last step is to inflate to 90 psi. Mine will only take about 60 psi. Have only fingered tightened fittings and tubing is not closed off at any fitting. Any ideas?
          Asked on 1/10/2011 by Newguy from Reno, NV

          1 answer

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            A:

            With out the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

            Answered on 1/12/2011 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
        • Q:

          Am wondering if these are the shocks to replace on a 1995 Ford Explorer Limited with Air Ride suspension. No one seems to have the correct replacement shocks.
          Asked on 12/16/2010 by Jake in Minnesota

          1 answer

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            A:

            You could most likely get away with using these with some modification but I believe that the true replacements have to be purchased from the dealer.

            Answered on 12/17/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
        • Q:

          Will these shocks fit a 97 ford explorer and could you give me a rough weight for the pair of shocks
          Asked on 12/11/2010 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            Yes, these do fit a 97 Ford Explorer and a rough estimate on the weight is no more than 50lbs for both shocks in total.

            Answered on 12/13/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
        • Q:

          Will these work on my 99 Ford Explorer 4wd?
          Asked on 11/24/2010 by Anonymous

          1 answer

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            A:

            I am showing that this is not for your vehicle.

            Answered on 11/24/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
        • Q:

          Can I put air shocks in the on all 4 corners of my truck to lift it if needed
          Asked on 6/10/2010 by Vladimir el chino negro from Miami

          1 answer

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            A:

            It would take some customization, but you if you had the time and money, you could most likely do it.

            Answered on 7/12/2010 by Mike from AAP
        • Q:

          Is it safe to place regular shocks(non air shocks) on the front and air shocks on the rear?
          Asked on 4/10/2010 by Ves from Hampton, Va

          2 answers

          • A:

            Yes. That is how most air shocks are installed on the rear only. The air shocks provide extra lift or help prevent the rear of the vehicle from sagging when adding a heavy load such as heavy bags in the trunk or hitching up a trailer or boat behind your vehicle.

            Answered on 6/1/2010 by Anonymous from Yelm, WA
          • A:

            That is not a problem. Your only concern will be to re-aim your headlights if you jack it up and keep it there, if your not just going to use them to level you out when you drop a load in the back.

            Answered on 10/4/2011 by The Raz from Ruskin Florida w/99 explorer
        • Q:

          i am wundering what pumps the shocks?
          Asked on 12/23/2009 by countryman from oswego, ny

          2 answers

          • A:

            you get a shrader valve to fill them by compressor, or if auto has a pump built in..

            Answered on 3/14/2010 by audio30 from lewisburg
          • A:

            you fill them to the desired height/ ride quality with compressed via a Schrader valve ( just like putting air in your tires).

            Answered on 1/15/2010 by jamie from butler, pa
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