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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:9.625 in
Body Type:B5
Compressed Length:10.125 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:16.500 in
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
Parts Package:P853
Travel Length:6.375 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Strut
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Monroe's Top Quality

By 

from Elizabethtown, KY

About Me Auto Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

    Monroe shocks and struts have always been the best in the market for OEM replacement parts.

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    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works as claimed, what a suprise!!

    By 

    from Mount Clemens MI

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Long commuter

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Perfict Fit
    • PRICED RIGHT
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

      Product installed on 2003 Olds Auroa. Fit just right. I could tell the increase in control on the first drive after installation.

      I also replaced the Air Shocks in the rear at the same time, this is a very wise move for those of you that are looking for the "just right " performance. Replacing all four courner at the same time keep the auto on even keel. Without putting pressure on the old parts.

      Now my auto is restored to the factory ride and handling. This is my third Auroa so I know how it is supposed to handle.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Performance & Terrific Value

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      from Fairport, NY

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Cars

        Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

        Great solution and great value.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        good fit easy to install, nice ride

        By 

        from BROOKSVILLE , FL

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars

          Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

          Dont forget to get a spring compressor for the removal and installation.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Smooth ride, looks high quality.

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          from Pittsburgh, PA

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          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Made by Monroe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

            I've never had a porblem with any Monroe product. They have been in business a long time and know what they are doing. I borrowed a set of strut spring compressors from Advance to do the job. First side took me 1.5hrs and the other 1hr. I also purchased and installed the Monroe strut mount kit.

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            5.0

            perfect fit and operation

            By 

            from Rochester NY

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Comfortable Ride
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

              Perfect fit / great ride

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver, Mechanic

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              4 Questions | 4 Answers
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              • Q:

                can i install these on my 2002 dts deville with eletronic struts removed?
                Asked on 10/24/2011 by mr.DTS from rockford,il..

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this part fits your 2002 Cadillac DeVille DTS.

                  Answered on 10/24/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                am coming from the bahamas and would like to know wat location in the fortlauderdale area i can go to ,to purchase this product .the front strut for a 2000 cadillac deville.
                Asked on 10/5/2010 by reka from nassau,bahamas

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  There are about three to five Advance Auto Part store in Fort Lauderdale that you can purchase these at.

                  Answered on 10/6/2010 by Kevin the King of Auto Parts. from AAP
              • Q:

                do i need any special tools or have to compress a spring to install sens-trac struts on my 2005 pontica bonneville gxp?
                Asked on 8/10/2010 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  For step by step instructions i recommend that you go to your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and purchase a repair manual.

                  Answered on 8/10/2010 by Kevin from AAP
              • Q:

                Do these come in a pair or a single strut?
                Asked on 4/25/2010 by Anonymous

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This is sold individually.

                  Answered on 4/26/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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