OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber
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Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber

Part No. 37242 Warranty Details  

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Monroe® OESpectrum® shock absorbers are engineered specifically for foreign nameplate vehicles and feature the latest global original equipment valving technologies. Developed through years of research and on-vehicle testing, Monroe® OESpectrum® units provide an unprecedented level of handling precision and control while filtering out the ride harshness commonly encountered on many foreign nameplate applications. This unique blend of control and comfort is made possible through Tenneco's 'Twin Technology™ Active Control System', an exclusive internal damping control technology first developed for leading global vehicle manufacturers. Tenneco's Twin Technology™ consists of its latest Impact Control Valve (ICV), which delivers exceptional control under virtually all driving conditions, and a patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston design that isolates impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.

Product Features:
  • All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.
  • Full Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride
  • Fluon Banded Piston: The fluon band provides consistent sealing between the piston and pressure tube which delivers better control and increased durability.
  • Twin Technology™: Impact Control Valve (ICV), delivers exceptional control under virtually all driving conditions, and patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston design that isolates impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For improved ride and handling, helps maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration - on most applications
  • Special Seal: 'Self-lubricating' fluid seal designed to retain gas without excessive wear or friction.
  • 1-3/8 inch (34.9 mm) bore (On most applications)
  • 5/8-inch (15.9 mm) diameter piston rod (On most applications)
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Compressed Length:14.625 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:22.250 in
Parts Pack(s):None
Travel Length:7.625 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Good shocks

By 

from Canton, OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber:

Easy to install. Did what new shocks should do and made my ride less bouncy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Back to a comfortable ride

By 

from Illinois

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber:

Ordered on line. In stock at local store. Picked up within an hour. Great service. Easy to install. Restored comfortable ride. ++++++

 
4.0

Great Product!

By 

from Muskegon, MI

About Me Casual Driver

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Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber:

    After shopping around the auto circuit for a new set of shocks for my Trailblazer, I decided on these. The information I had gathered about these shocks seemed like what I was looking for in a shock. Upon installation I am very satisfied with the product. The installation was simple, no problems there. The quality of the shocks are great, my ride is back to new.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Better then OEM

    By 

    from Michigan

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber:

      Easy to do yourself 4 bolts off an on. The ride is so much better.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Really improved the ride on my GMC Envoy

      By 

      from Columbus Ohio

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

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      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber:

          Not much to add. Just a good shock at a decent price.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Easy to install good performance

          By 

          from Murfreesboro tn

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trucks

            Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber:

            Easy installation did not come with replacement nuts or bolts

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good product, easy to install.

            By 

            from Sioux Falls, SD

            Pros

            • Big difference over stock
            • Durable
            • Easy to install
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • SUV
              • Trucks

              Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber:

              I have always had good luck with Monroe and these were no different. Reduced body roll significantly and provided a smoother ride that even my wife noticed.

              • Car & Truck:
              • Auto Enthusiast, Hard on equipment, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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              6 Questions | 6 Answers
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              • Q:

                ARe these shocks the same for both sides, Left and right? or do they come in left side and right side rear shock?
                Asked on 10/19/2016 by Dalet from United States

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Dalet, glad to assist you! This Monroe OESpectrum Light Truck Shock Absorber (Part No. 37242) can be used either on rear driver or passenger side.

                  Answered on 10/20/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                what vehicle does this fit
                Asked on 3/29/2013 by butch from stockton cal

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  The Monroe Sensa-Trac Light Truck Shock Absorber (Part No. 37242) fits various makes and models. For further assistance regarding the Part No. 37242, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. For more information, 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 3/29/2013 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                There is this shock and another that is identical with the exception of the item number. Are they specific for RH and LH applications?
                Asked on 6/24/2012 by Blair from Elkhart, IN.

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  we would need more information like year, make, model and engine specification of your vehicle before we can make a suggestion. For comparison of products, please provide part numbers of both the products.

                  Answered on 6/25/2012 by Ralph from AAP
              • Q:

                Theair shock pump that raises the back of your truck has stopped working can I replace with these shocks instead of replacing the pump?
                Asked on 9/12/2011 by yanniii

                1 answer

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                  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 9/12/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                My motor is gone and I was told I can replace da shocks with these cheaper then replacing the motor..can I do that with this part?
                Asked on 9/10/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  In order to help you in a better manner, please be more specific on your query.

                  Answered on 9/12/2011 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                Does this fit factory rear air spring
                Asked on 4/27/2010 by Bud from Portsmouth Va

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  yes.

                  Answered on 4/28/2010 by Chris
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