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Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber

Part No. MA826 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:11.000 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:16.000 in
Parts Pack(s):None
Rod Diameter:1/2
Travel Length:5.000 in

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MonroeMax-Air Air Shock Absorber
 
3.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Good product

By 

from Owatonna , MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

Good product dame as factorey

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  • No

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great

By 

from LP, IN

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars

    Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

    Part fits my car.

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    • No

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A perfect match for my 2005 SV6 Montana!

    By 

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Exact fit

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Minivan

      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      I tried the shocks that other companies sell and none match the special FE4 suspension on the AWD EXT Montana van. These fit perfectly. The air system is very easy to install and inflate. The only downfall is that it did not come with the hardware to hook it up to the existing compressor on the van, but is a stand alone set. I would recommend these as the ride is really nice.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Not the Best..... Beware

      By 

      from Iowa

      Pros

      • Easy to install

      Cons

      • Lasted less than 1 yr

      Best Uses

      • Uplander

      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      Installed on Uplander, Not exact fit with auto leveling air shocks, but made do. Lasted less than 1 year. Junk.

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

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Shocks

      By 

      from Columbus, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustability
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

      I put the Air Shocks on the rear of my Silverado because I pull a camper. The adjustability is nice to keep the vehicle level. They worked well on my recent 600 mile round trip. The only con I have is that the Plastic T Air Fitting is too flimsy. I mounted the T as directed and the plastic threads strip out prior to making the T tight enough not to spin and I have to use my second hand to hold the T while pushing on the Air Chuck.

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

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      5.0

      Shocks seem identical to OEM

      By 

      from Johnstown, Pa

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

          I installed these on 2006 Buick Rendezvous with factory rear air suspension. I replaced them because the original were rusted out. They fit perfect and appear to be the same as the OEM that came on the car. I would guess that Monroe made the OEM shock for the cars. The air lines are very hard to get out of the old shocks if you live in a high rust area. Soak them with penatrant and be very patient.

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          • Mechanic

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          1.0

          Air Shocks for my load-leveler

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          from East Peoria, IL

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Adjustable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving

            Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

            Took product back because it did not have the correct manufacture air line connections, could not find the right fittings anywhere. Decided I did not need to have the load-leveler option. Disconnected the air pump and installed regular shocks.

            • Car & Truck:
            • Casual Driver

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            5.0

            great replacement part

            By 

            from coon rapids Mn

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable Ride
            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Handling

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

              replace worn out shocks with these went on easy

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver

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              5.0

              Perfect replacement part

              By 

              from Woodward, OK

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Ride
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Driving
                • Replacement

                Comments about Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber:

                This part was the only shock available as a replacement part for my Buick because it has the self-leveling system on it. When replacing the shocks, the OEM shocks were also Monroe. Fit perfectly.

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                • Auto Enthusiast

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                • Q:

                  Can you supply Max-Air Air Shock Absorber (Monroe Ride Leveler type LA353) for Volvo 740-1988??????????

                  Regards
                  Claes Levin
                  Copenhagen
                  Denmark
                  Asked on 8/9/2016 by Claes from Outside Copenhagen

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Claes! The exact Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber for your vehicle is currently unavailable online. I would suggest that you visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check the availability of this part.

                    Answered on 8/10/2016 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  I would like to know the partnumber from a Hijacker (air adjustable) shock absorber to replace my current rear shock absorbers

                  the measurements from my current shock absorber are:

                  length 600 mm (23 5/8 inch)
                  top diameter 53 mm (2 3/32 inch)
                  bottom diameter 40 mm (1 37/64 inch)
                  bottom hole 10mm (25/64 inch)
                  top bush 12mm (15/32 inch)
                  top screw 42 mm (1 21/32 inch)"
                  Solomon said:
                  "Hi Francis! I do not have any way of looking up with specifications. I can only look them up by a vehicle. If you can tell me your vehicle's year, make, and model, I can suggest parts available for that vehicle."

                  My car is from 2003, Mercedes Benz, SportCoupe C180
                  Asked on 8/6/2015 by Francis from The Netherlands

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Francis, I'm glad to see you again! Currently, the exact shock absorber for the rear suspension for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz C180 is unavailable online. I recommend checking with your local store for availability.

                    Answered on 8/8/2015 by Solomon
                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Happy to answer your question Francis! We do not sell parts for a 2003 Mercedes Benz C180.

                    Answered on 8/8/2015 by Panda from AAP
                • Q:

                  I would like to know the partnumber from a Hijacker (air adjustable) shock absorber to replace my current rear shock absorbers

                  the measurements from my current shock absorber are:

                  length 600 mm (23 5/8 inch)
                  top diameter 53 mm (2 3/32 inch)
                  bottom diameter 40 mm (1 37/64 inch)
                  bottom hole 10mm (25/64 inch)
                  top bush 12mm (15/32 inch)
                  top screw 42 mm (1 21/32 inch)
                  Asked on 7/21/2015 by Francis from The Netherlands

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Francis! I do not have any way of looking up with specifications. I can only look them up by a vehicle. If you can tell me your vehicle's year, make, and model, I can suggest parts available for that vehicle.

                    Answered on 7/28/2015 by Solomon
                • Q:

                  Is this an exact fit for a 2003 Chevy venture with air ride suspension?
                  Asked on 6/18/2015 by None from Illinois

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi None, glad to help you! This part is an exact fit for your 2003 Chevrolet Venture with air ride suspension.

                    Answered on 6/18/2015 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have a 2005 Buick Terraza CXL with the auto leveling feature. I've read a couple of reviews that lead me to believe that installing these shocks on a vehicle with the auto leveling is a problem. Can you offer any clarification about that? Does this kit provide all of the fitting and connectors needed to install these shocks onto my vehicle?
                  Asked on 8/20/2012 by john from rockford, mi

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, this Monroe Max-Air Air Shock Absorber - part# MA826 is an exact fit for your 2005 Buick Terraza CXL and includes Air Line, Air Fittings and Air Fill Kit. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 8/21/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  Installed the air shocks, but, it leaks at the air fitting that connects to the Shocks, on both sides. I was at first concerned at the flimsy connector, then realized, I was loosing air both with or without load. Applied 90PSI to recheck for leaks, T-Fit fine. Gently rocked back and forth the air line at shocks and air was coming out. Disconnected the air connector and realized the air line is flanged. Is there a replacement air line or better connector?
                  Asked on 5/13/2011 by One from Colorado Springs, CO

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

                    Answered on 7/5/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have a 2002 Buick Rendezvous with the Auto Load Leveling. I am looking to buy a new set of these, but my compressor went out. I am not interested in buying a new pump as they are really expensive for this vehicle. What is the best way to attach a schrader valve to these and can you give me any recommendations on parts to do it?
                  Asked on 2/1/2011 by Darren C from Marshfield,WI

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

                    Answered on 5/17/2011 by Just Ask Jacob! from AAP
                • Q:

                  will these shocks fit a 2004 dodge ram 1500 slt 4 door 5.7 ltr
                  Asked on 8/4/2010 by dodge man

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    No these will not fit your Dodge Ram.

                    Answered on 8/4/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have the auto level control on this van will these still mount in place of the old shocks
                  Asked on 4/9/2010 by mark from lincoln nebraska

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    To further assist you on this question can you please provide us with your vehicles year, make, model, and engine size. thank You.

                    Answered on 5/7/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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