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:13.625 in
Body Type:B11
Compressed Length:14.125 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:20.750 in
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
Parts Package:BE17110535
Travel Length:6.625 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Strut
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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2.0

Problems

By 

from Hanover, PA.

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

    Had to ream out torsion bar tie assembly hole. Hole was an 1/8 inch to small on one of my new struts. cost me a lot of time.

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    5.0

    Exactly as advertized

    By 

    from Torrington, CT

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

        Easy to install

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        • No

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        (9 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

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        from orlando,fla

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        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Incompatible

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

        The struts are easy to install.. just labor time....but in allits a great buy I bought it online which is a better buy cause Advance always has discounts when u do buy on line.

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        (18 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Totally Satisfied

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        from Dallas,Tx

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Spirited driver

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        Pros

        • Firm when it needs to be
        • Smooth ride
        • Versatile

        Cons

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            Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

            Ride characteristics are very similar to stock but without the harsh response from the factory struts. My car is much quieter now and the handling is great.

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            (12 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy to install

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            from Colorado Springs

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
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            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

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                Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

                The best thing was being able to buy online and pick up at the store and get both the online discount and free shipping. Thanks.

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                • Q:

                  are these complete struts???
                  Asked on 4/29/2014 by vince from plainfield, il

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi Vince, happy to help! This is not a complete strut assembly. The strut is sold alone, other parts and installation accessories are sold separately.

                    Answered on 4/30/2014 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  is this good for the adjustable front suspension of a 2004 S60 R ? i don't see in the epicture the cable that attach with the computerize system of the "R' model ?
                  Asked on 6/8/2011 by louis from kittery

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    It is the Non-adjustable Front Suspension Strut assembly.

                    Answered on 6/8/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                • Q:

                  Is this the only part I will need to change my struts out ?
                  Asked on 11/9/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    You may also need a strut mounting kit depending on the condition of the one currently on your vehicle.

                    Answered on 11/10/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                • Q:

                  how hard is it to change out this part
                  Asked on 7/25/2010 by Mcmurphy from Chesapeake VA

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                    A:

                    Shocks and struts are really not that hard to change. If you check out our "Advance Know How" feature on our website and look at the video clinics, you will find a video of how to change out shocks and struts.

                    Answered on 7/25/2010 by Mike from AAP
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