OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
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Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber

Part No. 5989 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:11.750 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:18.125 in
Parts Pack(s):None
Travel Length:6.375 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • High-performance (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (5), Casual driver (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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5.0

Good quality and reasonably priced

By 

from Norwich, NY

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

    Installed a pair of these on a 2001 PT Cruiser - this was an EASY install as long as you have larger metric sockets (18-23mm range). They are full metal cased, not flimsy plastic covers, and smoothed out my ride nicely.

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    5.0

    The correct fit replacement product

    By 

    from Ravenna, Ohio

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

      I needed a replacement shock, and these fit the need at a reasonable price

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      What a difference a day makes

      By 

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

          The ride difference was very noticeable. The ride was smooth and jolt free. I've used monroe product before and have not been disappointed

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By 

          from Columbus Ohio

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Cars

            Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

            Nice ride easy install.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great OEM Replacement Shock

            By 

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Mechanic

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

              Overall good part for any application in need of replacement or upgrade.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              worked great!

              By 

              from dayton, ohio

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Good quality
              • High-Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Easy To Use

              Best Uses

              • Small Cars

              Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

              they were easy to install, which was a nice surprise
              and they work great, the ride is more stable now! I will use the internet more often, saves a lot of
              time and gas.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Product

              By 

              from Kansas City, Ks.

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Small Cars

                Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

                easy install, nice smooth ride

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Makes ride like new

                By 

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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                Helpful Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Pleasant ride
                • Well worth as replacement

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • PT Cruiser

                Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

                I drive my car very gently and have 123,000 miles on. The last 4-5,000 miles I've heard a thump when going over bumps. Driving the same roads the noise stopped immediately upon driving with my new shocks. The whole ride is firmer.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very good purchase

                By 

                from Northern Michigan

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

                    easy to install and I immediately saw a positive difference in the way the car rides and handles.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    immediate improvement in handling

                    By 

                    from Wooster, OH

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                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Cars

                      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

                      Easy to install. Great improvement in handling and quieting road noise

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

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                      3 Questions | 3 Answers
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                      • Q:

                        Hello,
                        are these considered loaded or unloaded struts?
                        Asked on 2/4/2016 by Senior from houston, tx

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Hi Senior, glad to help you! The Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber (Part No. 5989) is ready to install part. It includes dust shield. For more information, please copy and paste this link. URL - http://www.monroe.com/en-US/catalog/e-Catalog/5989

                          Answered on 2/5/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Is this the one for the rear of the car?
                        / I was told it had struts all the way around, i just don't think that was right
                        Asked on 9/24/2011 by nana998 from harlem,ga

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          Yes, it will fit for rear of the vehicle. To know the exact fit application, if you could please include the year make and model of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                          Answered on 9/26/2011 by Dennis from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Is this for one shock or a pair?
                        Asked on 5/22/2010 by Anonymous

                        1 answer

                        • CUSTOMER CARE

                          A:

                          This is the price of one shock absorber.

                          Answered on 5/24/2010 by Rose from AAP
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