OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
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Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber

Part No. 5984 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:16.500 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:25.750 in
Parts Pack(s):None
Travel Length:9.250 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Best Uses

  • Small cars (3)
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2.0

May not be correct match

By 

from Ocean City NJ

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

While the web site says Exact Fit for 2004 VW Jetta, I would question such. The written instructions seem to apply to Rear Shock with integrated coil spring. That is NOT the case with my model. Also the Original Manf part has plastic cap at top of the piston housing. This shock does not allow for that.

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4.0

02 Jetta shock install

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from auburn al

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

    When installing be sure to lower the car back on the ground
    Before tightening the lower shock nut. This will settle the cars weight on the shock and prevent binding.

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    5.0

    Perfect fit

    By 

    from Pittsburgh,PA

    About Me Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

      Very Good. Easy to install.

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      • No

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      4.0

      This product is still the best!

      By 

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Thicker than original

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

      These shocks went on a 2001 Jetta and it is really easy to mount them. I bought these since the extreme weather wears cheaper versions quicker. Also to my opinion it is one of the shocks Monroe has that makes the drive comfortable.
      The only negative thing I can think of is that they are a little thicker, therefor the cover that goes around them could touch the shock absorber easier.

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      • Mechanic
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      4.0

      Monroe Shock Easy install on Jetta

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      from Millerstown, PA

      Verified Buyer
      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

        Shock includes a nut in the bottom of the box. Be sure you check for it.

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        • Casual Driver

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          Is this price per pair or apeice seeing how the stores only seem to show only 1 in stock.
          Asked on 6/22/2012 by Army from Lewistown

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            A:

            This Monroe Original Equipment Spectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber(Part No. 5984) is sold individually. For more information, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

            Answered on 6/23/2012 by Steve from AAP
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