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:13.122 in
Body Type:B9
Compressed Length:13.622 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:20.709 in
Hardware Parts Pack:No
Parts Package:P808
Travel Length:7.087 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Strut
 
4.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

Happy 9-5 Owner

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from Connellsville, Pa

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Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Soft At High Speeds

Best Uses

  • Saab 9-5
  • Small Cars

Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

Works well. replaced a tired 05 9-5 Arc Wagons front struts that were OE with 81k on them. They were tired and this strut tightened everything up. Dont expect them to last 8 years though. Does not rebound well past 70mph.

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5.0

No difference from expensive OEM struts

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from Denver

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Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

Cost less than 1/3 than the OEM struts for a SAAB 9-5. No difference in ride. I don't drive on a racetrack so these are just fine for daily driving.

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4.0

excellent replacement for our wagon

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from Milwaukee, WI

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Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

Installed new shocks/struts on our 2003 Saab 9-5 Linear Wagon and drove 3500 mi over next 3 weeks with heavy load. Best thing I could have done for car w/ 100k mi on it.

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