OESpectrum Strut Cartridge
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Monroe OESpectrum Strut Cartridge

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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:13.125 in
Body Type:T3
Compressed Length:13.375 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:20.500 in
Parts Pack(s):P1163
Travel Length:7.125 in

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MonroeOESpectrum Strut Cartridge
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Excellent ride!!

By 

from Lancaster, OH

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gives a nice smooth ride

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Need special tools

Best Uses

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut Cartridge:

    The only problem that I encountered was having to rent the special tool for installation, which AAP didn't have? One would think that if they (AAP) sells a product they would the tools to install it? Anyway, I had to go to [@] to get it, so all in all, no worries. The best part of this experience was the excellent ride I got from the new struts!!! My old struts were shot, with one of them broken and slightly rubbing on the tire, and these are great!!! I put them on a 1990 Buick Regal coupe, and they were an exact fit, so well worth the money. I am hopeful that the struts will outlast the car itself. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

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    4.0

    Big difference in ride

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    from Connecticut

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • New car ride

    Cons

    • Advance did not have tool

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Small Cars

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut Cartridge:

    Easy to install. Took about an hour including picking up loaner tool from AZ. Totally different ride. Now for the rears...

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    2.0

    great struts very hard to install

    By 

    from putnam valley ny

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    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut Cartridge:

    this product does not install easily it is very difficult and advance does not rent the special tool.i took out the first cartridge and the strut tilted and spring bowed out,(1994 lumina). I have been changing these things for years first time it took me a week,because i needed to disassemble and reassemble several times . never again

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    • Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic
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    • No

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    5.0

    Give it all you got.

    By 

    from Philadelphia. PA

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • High-Performance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut Cartridge:

      Everything went smoothly from purchase to installation. A much needed replacement. I drive a 1992 Cutlass Supreme with over 172,000 miles. Baby's got more get-up and go. Thanks

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      • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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      5.0

      Works as it should

      By 

      from Boca Raton, FL

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      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut Cartridge:

      [...]Afterall, my 22 year old car got new struts - of course the ride is much better. Loved the discount from Discount Autoparts :)

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      2.0

      You getting what you paying for...

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      from Florida

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut Cartridge:

        Lasts only a year and you need to replace it again. Spend 70 bucks on better one and you won't have to replace it for maybe another 5 years.

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        • Casual Driver, Mechanic

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        • Q:

          What special tool is required for installation
          Asked on 5/2/2013 by PM from Butler, Ohio

          1 answer

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            A:

            The tools required to replace a strut cartridge are socket set, spring compressor, jack, lug nut wrench, pickle fork tool. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

            Answered on 5/3/2013 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          does this take the place of the liquid piston and fluid?
          Asked on 7/15/2011 by jay from rochester nh

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            A:

            In order to best answer your question, we need more information and our technicians would be more than happy to assist you if you could please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623).

            Answered on 7/17/2011 by Henry from AAP
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