OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
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Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber

Part No. 5609 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.
  • 1-3/16 inch Bore: Larger bore than most shocks to provide more efficient and consistent control
  • 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
  • 1/2 inch Diameter Piston Rod: Nitrocarburized rod for long service life. On non-dust shield units only.
  • Special Seal: 'Self-lubricating' fluid seal designed to retain gas without excessive wear or friction.
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Compressed Length:14.750 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:22.300 in
Parts Pack(s):P1136
Travel Length:7.550 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
 
1.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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17%

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    • Casual driver (3)
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1.0

not good

By 

from ct

About Me Casual Driver

Pros

    Cons

    • Trash

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

    have a honda civic 2007, im bay this shocks is have 8 months, in the beginning was noise, it is now hitting all the time, and garbage will change and put another mark. obs not throw your money in the trash

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    1.0

    Avoid at All Costs!

    By 

    from Maineville,OH

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Wear Out Very Fast

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

      I have put 2 sets of these on my son's 2006 Honda Civic and they start 'knocking' after about 4 months! 2nd pair did same as first. WARNING: If you remove your original Honda rear shocks BE SURE TO SAVE the upper mounting grommets, washer, and nut. These don't work with these Monroes, but you will NEED them WHEN you have to switch to KYB's (not included with the shocks) and these parts are $21 per side only from Honda! Word to the Wise.

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      5.0

      A great product, a even greater deal

      By 

      from Elizabethtown, Pa

      About Me Casual Driver, Competitive Driver

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

        Great product
        Great price
        Found wonderful coupon!

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        2.0

        Not OEM quality

        By 

        from St. Louis, MO

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        Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

        The factory shocks were firmer and produced a better ride than these shocks.

        I'm very tempted to take them off and return them for a refund.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Shocks are not good

        By 

        from Hoffman Estates,IL

        About Me Casual Driver

        Pros

        • Cheap

        Cons

        • Too Loose Clunk Noise

        Best Uses

          Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

          I replaced the rear shocks on a Honda Civic LX 06' for these and I did not like them. Every time I went over a speed bump they would make a loud clunk noise from the rear. I will be returning these very soon. I will try the KYB brand next.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          honda civic si

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          from port st lucie, fla

          Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

          I do not think this shock is made for a honda civic si. there is a clunking noise in the right rear of the car. It changed the ride on the car to the worst. DO not buy this shock for a 2007 honda civic si

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          • Q:

            I purchased two Part No. 5609 shocks for the rear of my Civic LX, went home pulled off the old OEM shocks and installed the new Monroes with the hardware that came with them. There were no instructions or references on or in the box with regard to reusing any of the hardware from the ols shocks. Now as I drive the vehicle there is a clunk ing sound when you go over a bump. All attaching hardware are in place and secure. any help here?
            Asked on 5/26/2011 by DC-OKC from OKC

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            • A:

              I had the same problem with my Civix LX except it was installed at a chain garage. At the Honda dealer now; call Monroe to inform them of the problem. The clunk noise that I have is limited to the right rear passenger side. First time, they said it was a defect with the shock. Tomorrow, it will have a shock installed for the fourth time on the right rear passenger side. I may have to use a different brand or Honda OEM should tomorrow's install not correct the clunk.

              Answered on 6/8/2011 by Civic LX from Detroit, MI
          • Q:

            The Honda service dept. told my wife she needed a new left rear shock. Is this what she needs? Are these easy to swich out ourselves?
            Asked on 7/27/2010 by Mike from Lancaster, OH

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              A:

              For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle your wife has.

              Answered on 7/27/2010 by Mike from AAP
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