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

Part No. 171661 Warranty  

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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 - front only)
  • 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 vibration into the chassis. Also supports the vehicle’s weight and helps properly offset the spring in the strut tower.
  • 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:9.75 in
Compressed Length:10.25 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:16.625 in
Parts Pack(s):Yes
Travel Length:6.375 in

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MonroeQuick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (9)
  • Improves handling (8)
  • Comfortable ride (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday driving (10)
    • Replacement (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual driver (5), Auto enthusiast (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    EZ strut for a reason!

    These struts were exceptionally easy to install. With air tools, installing 2 front strut assemblies took approximately 1 hour. So far the ride has been comfortable and not nearly as stiff as the KYBs...Read complete review

    These struts were exceptionally easy to install. With air tools, installing 2 front strut assemblies took approximately 1 hour. So far the ride has been comfortable and not nearly as stiff as the KYBs they replaced. So far no problems.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ok

    I replaced both of my front struts in a little less than an hour (and I had never done this before) It's just 3 bolts under the hood, and 2 bolts above the brakes...Read complete review

    I replaced both of my front struts in a little less than an hour (and I had never done this before) It's just 3 bolts under the hood, and 2 bolts above the brakes...It rode a little better, but not the soft ride I was expecting to get for [$]

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    5.0

    Badly Needed

    By Bob

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Improved braking
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

    • Did The Job

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement

    Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

    I didn't realize how bad my Struts were until I replaced them. I thought my Rotors were warped or my half shafts were clunkin. It was the Struts on my 2007 Monte Carlo with 91,000. miles. Now the Struts are absorbing the Road Bumbs.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Mark

    from Woodhaven, ny.

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 3

    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

    • Non

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

    Easy to install and good quality.

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    4.0

    Simple installation

    By kkt

    from delaware ohio

    About Me Casual Driver

    Verified Buyer
    Level 1

    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      super simple to install and seems like a quality product.

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      3.0

      Paid TOO Much

      By Bruce

      from Chicago Il

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride

      Cons

      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      Seems OK

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      4.0

      high standard

      By vic

      from hainesport nj

      About Me Casual Driver

      Verified Buyer
      Level 1

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

        easy and quick to use on1998 buick regal. installation done in little less than one hour on two struts

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        5.0

        Less than 30 minute install time each.

        By 200,000 miles +

        from Kenosha, WI

        About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

        Verified Buyer
        Level 2

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

          Easy intallaion using only hand tools. Completed job at home in just a few hours and saved hudreds in labor cost.

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By KRB

          from West Virginia

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Ride
          • Easy To Install
          • Improves Handling

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Driving
            • Replacement

            Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

            Economical, easy repair part

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Quick Strut assembly was as expected

            By Gary

            from Bristol, CT

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer
            Level 1

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Improves Handling

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

              I replaced springs that had 215000 miles on them, along with struts that had over 120000 mile so the ride improvement was quit significant. Easier to install than I thought. Lower bolts needed to get hammered out, be carefull not to mushroom the ends. It tooks some time to work the new strut assembly into the steering knuckle.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Ok

              By Jim-Jim

              from Mass

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Improves Handling

              Cons

              • Stiff Ride

              Best Uses

              • Replacement

              Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

              I replaced both of my front struts in a little less than an hour (and I had never done this before) It's just 3 bolts under the hood, and 2 bolts above the brakes...It rode a little better, but not the soft ride I was expecting to get for [$]

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              • Auto Enthusiast

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent Strut for the price

              By byn2ools

              from Gibson City IL

              Verified Buyer
              Level 1

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

              • No Improvement In Handling

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving
              • Replacement

              Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

              As an automotive at a Dealer, I used these struts on my inlaws car. The car had a broken spring on the strut. The Quick strut was priced so that it wasn't much more to replace rather thna just the spring.The car rode the same with these as it did with the OE from it being new. These struts are a choice rather than paying the price for the OE.

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              Ask a question, get answers from real customers and in-house experts. Or contact Customer Care by email or call 1-877-238-2623.

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              • Q:

                Does this same strut work for either the left side or the right side?
                Asked on 6/20/2013 by W

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly (Part No. 171661) is for Front and the quantity required is 2. One is for driver side and other for passenger side. you have to buy separate strut for both side. For any 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 6/20/2013 by Max from AAP
              • Q:

                What is the difference between Monroe part nos. 171661 and 181661?
                They both show to be a fit for my 01 Buick Regal, and I was curious.
                Asked on 9/6/2012 by Glen from Pound, Va

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  The Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly (Part No. 171661) features a Sensa-trac strut which is the best of its strut lines. The Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly (Part No. 181661) on the other hand features a regular economy line strut. So the Quick strut line is quicker, safer and easier to install compared to the Econo-Matic strut assembly. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                  Answered on 9/6/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                what is the price for all4 or a full set of quick strut complete strut assembly?
                Asked on 5/17/2012 by bill

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  We greatly appreciate you taking time to submit a review.  Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 5/17/2012 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                I have an 06 Impala LT (3.5L V6). What are the differences between the Quick-Strut assemblies that are excluded for use on Police & Taxi vehicles versus the ones that state they ARE compatable with Police & Taxi vehicles? Specifically, are the coil springs stiffer or is it just the strut valving that is different? Could I replace my OEM strut with the Police & Taxi strut while leaving my OEM coil spring in place or would you recommend replacing the entire assembly.
                Thanks!
                Asked on 4/26/2012 by Kick from Minneapolis, MN

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Yes, you can use the quick strut assembly on your vehicle that is being used on Police cars and taxis. However the police package may have different brakes, spindles, etc. and that would make some other parts non-interchangeable. Some slight modifications may be required. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis.

                  Answered on 5/1/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
              • Q:

                What is the difference between this and the econo- quick strut?
                Asked on 12/5/2011 by Craig from Elyria, OH

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Quick-Strut assembly features application-engineered valving to optimize each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics and Econo-matic strut features nitrogen gas charging, velocity proportional valving and all-weather fluid to deliver improved comfort.

                  Answered on 12/6/2011 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                Are these for front or rear?
                Asked on 9/30/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This part is for Front side.

                  Answered on 10/1/2011 by Aaron from AAP
              • Q:

                Where are these made?
                Asked on 4/3/2011 by wagonofsteel from Royersford, PA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  It is manufactured in USA.

                  Answered on 4/4/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
              • Q:

                I'm a little confused with the description of the Quick-strut. It starts off saying for use with 16" and 17" wheels except police and taxi's. Then at the end it says not for use with 17" OR 18" wheels!! Which is it? I currently have 17" wheels on my car and replaced the front suspension 2 yrs ago and my driver side Monroe Quick-strut is shot already! I can't seem to find a suitable replacement for the 17" adjustment.....
                Asked on 12/10/2010 by DG from San Antonio, TX

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  In order for us to further assist you would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

                  Answered on 12/12/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
              • Q:

                is it a pair
                Asked on 9/29/2010 by wave from newark n.j

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  No they are sold individually.

                  Answered on 9/30/2010 by Kevin from AAP
              • Q:

                can you install with out air tools and do they have to be compressed?
                Asked on 9/20/2010 by bigc from niles michigan

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Yes you can install without air tools and no you should not need to compress them.

                  Answered on 9/21/2010 by Mike from AAP
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