Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
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Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly

Part No. 171281 Warranty Details  

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The revolutionary Monroe® Quick-Strut® unit is the first complete, ready-to-install replacement strut assembly available! Monroe® Quick-Strut® units include all the components required for strut replacement in a single, fully-assembled unit. They feature pre-assembled replacement bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit, and a premium strut. This breakthrough design saves on installation time by eliminating having to disassemble components and compress the coil spring prior to installation. Each Quick-Strut® assembly features application-engineered valving to optimize each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics. Available for popular passenger car, light truck and SUV applications.

Product Features:
  • Pre-Assembled Upper Strut Mount: OE-style bearings, SAE-grade nuts and bolts, Superior rubber-to-steel bonding, Plated steel for longer wear, All components manufactured to meet or exceed OE performance
  • Bearing Plate: The new bearing plate helps ensure consistent, precise steering return by eliminating “memory steer.” Helps eliminate steering noises commonly associated with worn or corroded bearings. Also improves overall steering smoothness (if equipped
  • Upper Spring Seat: Each new spring seat is engineered to complement the ride control characteristic of the corresponding premium Monroe® strut and upper strut mount. The upper spring seat provides consistent performance without transmitting noise or vibra
  • Coil Spring: Manufactured from high-quality U.S. steel, each coil spring is precisely calibrated to support the vehicle’s weight and help ensure correct ride height. Each spring is painted or powder-coated for excellent rust resistance
  • Boot Kit: The durable strut boot protects the strut rod and seal from dirt and debris. The premium bumper prevents component damage when the suspension bottoms out
  • Spring Isolators: Prevents metal to metal contact and helps eliminate noise between the spring and spring seat
  • Premium Strut: Premium strut technology based on application. Each strut features application-engineered valving to complement each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics
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Body Length:17.125 in
Body Type:SS2
Compressed Length:17.375 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:23.750 in
Travel Length:6.375 in

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MonroeQuick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (3)
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    • No (3)

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4.0

great product

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from allentown,pa

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Easy to work with
  • High-Performance

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Small Cars

Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

the product was easy to work with

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  • No

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4.0

Some advice for first time buyers

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from Ashland, KY

About Me Do-it-yourselfer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • High-Performance

Cons

  • Required Adjustment

Best Uses

  • Small Cars

Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

I must say this is a well made product and once installed correctly, it does it's job very well. However, I found out the hard way that you must check the top nuts to ensure they are properly torqued. I bought 2 of these and 1 was left too loose. You could literally hear the washer beneath the top nut rattling loose as I went over minor bumps. After adding some torque to the top nut it performs flawlessly. Great product, not so great inspection department.

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5.0

Nice product

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from Appleton,WI

About Me Casual Driver

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

    Easy to install, and no messy clean up! With the right tools this would be a very quick install.

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    • No

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    5.0

    satisfied

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    from Morgantown Wv

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    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      You will not find an easier strut to install

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      5.0

      Quickstruts are great.

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      from Greer, SC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

        I replaced front and back strut assemblies on a '97 Sunfire convertible at the same time. This review applies to both sets. PROS: Quickstruts eliminate the guesswork about which other parts are worn, especially the rubber parts and bumpers that you can't evaluate until the strut is disassembled. They will cost you plenty if you need them, and result in loose struts, or worse, if you needed them and didn't replace them. My struts came with upgraded proportional springs instead of the OEM standard springs, which should be a handling improvement, but I didn't know about the spring change-out until they arrived. (The picture of the strut looked like the springs were different, but I couldn't be sure and the description didn't mention it.) Standard on the Quickstruts is the best Monroe strut, which is a good thing. Not messing with the strut disassembly was a real time-saver. They dropped right in, like you would expect, with perfectly aligned top and bottom mounts. Price per unit was quite high, but I just happened to catch a big sale plus awesome rebate. The big plusses are: 1- All new parts including new springs, 2- Not having to mess with dissassembly/reassembly, and 3- Perfectly aligned top and bottom mounts. CONS: Instruction sheets were one cut above the foreign ones, so have a shop manual handy. Torque values referred to a second sheet whose bolt descriptors didn't match the strut in my hand, and when you are looking at 133 ft-lb, there shouldn't be any ambiguity or you could mis-tighten or snap a bolt. The new upper mounting bolts did not match the configuration of the OEM, thus bolt-thread covers wouldn't fit, so I had to re-use the old ones. Also, packaging was inadequate. See "Service/Delivery Comments". BTW: I found the struts for less on another website, which Advanced matched before applying discounts, although they did charge me tax where the other site didn't. But every little bit helps.

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        • Q:

          DOES THE SAME PART GO ON BOTH SIDES OF CAR
          Asked on 9/13/2012 by RICK from OHIO

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            A:

            Yes, this Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly (Part# 171281) fits either rear left or right side. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

            Answered on 9/13/2012 by Rick from AAP
        • Q:

          How can I tell if this is for the front or rear?
          Asked on 9/5/2012 by Joe from Oak Ridge, TN

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            A:

            This Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly (Part No. 171281) is for rear. To check the exact fit application, we will need more information including the year, make, model, and engine size of your vehicle before we can make a suggestion. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to further assist you.

            Answered on 9/5/2012 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          is this for 1 or do they come as a pair?
          Asked on 7/17/2010 by Anonymous

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            A:

            These are sold individually.

            Answered on 7/17/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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            for one

            Answered on 8/23/2012 by rs from allentown
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