OESpectrum Strut
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Monroe OESpectrum Strut

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Monroe® OESpectrum® struts 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.
  • Rod Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride comfort.
  • 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.
  • Hardened and Chrome Plated Piston Rod: Long service life.
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For improved ride and handling, helps maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration - on most applications
  • Unique Rod Guide and Single Lip Seal: Bronze reinforced rod guide bearing and special seal provides longer service life and consistent performance.
  • Special Dust Boot/Jounce Bumper: Protective dust boot reduces dirt and any moisture build-up. Jounce bumper helps prevent severe suspension movement. Dust boot & jounce bumper sold separately.
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Body Length:10.490 in
Body Type:SS2
Compressed Length:10.990 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:15.560 in
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
Parts Package:P1614
Travel Length:4.570 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Strut
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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3.0

Good strut. Save the money buy this use the tool to move the

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from Denver co

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

Decent nice product. I always get it if springs are still god an d just use the coil reduction tool to save about 200 a strut

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible, Not Even Close to OEM

By 

from Etters, PA

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Cost

Cons

  • Driveability
  • Poorly Valved

Best Uses

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

    These Struts are a complete disappointment and are danagerous to use.

    We have a certified ASE mechanic install the struts since they required the spring to be swapped from the old strut to the new strut. Even the mechanic commented after the test drive that the suspension was very soft and felt unusual. He rechecked every component, bushing, torque and fitting with no faults found. Only change was the strut.

    These struts ride like your on a trampoline. They are valved WAY too soft to be safe.

    They cause the front suspension to bounce, steering to shake over medium or larger bumps and are unconfortable to ride on.

    These struts are coming off as soon as money allows as they are UNSAFE.

    Also they now ship as OE Spectrum as they are renamed from the REFLEX line.

    The instructions say these are for a Ford Explorer or Nissan Xterra, maybe they should have kept them only for the Ford Explorer.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product[...]

    By 

    from Topeka, KS

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    Pros

    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

      I ordered the parts with the ease of using Advance Auto Parts simplistic web site. It was so easy to find my vehicle and all the compatible parts that I could order for my vehicle.[...]

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      • Casual Driver

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good choice for a better ride

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      from sc

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

      I installed these on a low-mileage Xterra and the ride and handling, especially on bad roads, are much improved over the OE shocks

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