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Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly

Part No. 171685 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:9.650 in
Body Type:B11
Compressed Length:10.150 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:16.470 in
Travel Length:6.320 in

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MonroeQuick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Comfortable ride (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Improves handling (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (4)
  • Everyday driving (3)
  • Replacement (3)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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4.0

Nice Strut

By 

from Twinsburg, OH

About Me Normal driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy installation
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • No Negatives To Report

Best Uses

  • Fit The 2002 Buick

Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

The installation was easy 5 bolts per strut, two small brackets and one sensor plug. Did the front brakes and rotors at the same time, took less than 4 hours to do both sides. ( I did use an impact wrench) This install does require a front end alignment

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  • No

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3.0

Doesn't fit

By 

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

At one point this was the assigned quick strut for 2005 Bonneville SE..somewhere since my installation and now, this part has been dropped from the available parts list. I'm def not happy with the ride height or they way its thrown my suspension off and caused vibrations..getting these off my car ASAP!

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  • No

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4.0

Very nice except for ride height

By 

from Portsmouth, Ohio

Pros

  • Appears to be well made

Cons

  • Raised ride height 2 "

Best Uses

  • Large Cars

Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

Seemed well made ride is excellent well made fit perfect it raised the ride height by two inches and I don't like the way it looks at all. I may end up removing them and reinstall the original springs Very anoying!! I checked part number for the V8 Bonneville and it was the same, seems as though spring rate should be different for the differnt engine types.

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5.0

went in easy

By 

from butler, pa

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars

    Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

    easy to use needed info that the bottom bolts needed to be threaded out but were splinded and needed knocked out. and watch the setting of the bottom bolt as per the alligement of the wheels

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    • No

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    5.0

    A really good buy

    By 

    from Woodbury NJ

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      This complete strut will save you money period! I used them on my Caddy DTS TO replace the electronic ride struts it came with. I cut the plugs of the old struts off and soldered in 15 ohm resistors across the leads then plugged them back into the harness.(This turns off the suspension warning light,)The feel and ride excellent.

      • Car & Truck:
      • Mechanic
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Easy

      By 

      from Pataskala, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All in one
      • Easy to install

      Cons

      • A bit Awkward wout help

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      If you are beginner, having help with installation is good to have. If you do it by yourself, you could be frustrated but being patience will get the job done.

      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual Driver, Mechanic
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      great sale for great parts

      By 

      from grand lake OH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

      • Costly

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      If you can afford them this is the best way to go!!! They work great and you can really tell the difference in ride and handling!!!

      • Car & Truck:
      • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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      5.0

      Great Product Value

      By 

      from Massachusetts

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      Helpful Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Easy To Install
      • Improves Handling

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

        Much better ride than when I just replaced the cartridge a few years ago. Much better ride and clearly much quicker to install.

        • Car & Truck:
        • Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Monroe Quick-Strut

        By 

        from Grandview, MO

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Ride
        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Handling
        • Simple

        Cons

        • Better instructions

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Performance Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

        Very quick to install but instructions from manufactuer lacking. Better off to get Chilton manual for better procedure. Missing bolts from one box.

        • Car & Truck:
        • Casual Driver

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        8 Questions | 9 Answers
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        • Q:

          Is this product made in the USA?
          Asked on 11/30/2015 by mae

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hello Mae! Happy to help! Monroe has factories in 7 states where they manufacture shocks and struts for the US market.

            Answered on 12/4/2015 by Panda from AAP
        • Q:

          can you replace only one strut replacing OEM?
          Asked on 1/31/2015 by controlguru from Houston area

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Happy to help you with your question Controlguru. For this complete strut assembly you can replace just 1 side if you wish to but it is recommended to do both at the same time. After the service is done an alignment must be done on the front end and if your other side goes bad then another alignment must be done on the front end again after that side is replaced.

            Answered on 2/1/2015 by Panda from AAP
        • Q:

          What is the original GM part number that this replaces? Thanks!
          Asked on 8/8/2013 by Charles from United States

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Unfortunately we do not have the OE number that the Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly - Part No. 171685 replaces however this part is an exact replacement for the following vehicles: Buick LeSabre (2000-2005 Front), Cadillac DeVille (2000-2005 Front) and Oldsmobile Aurora (2001-2003 Front). 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 8/9/2013 by Vincent from AAP
        • Q:

          Is this sensatrac ort the economy strut?
          Asked on 4/21/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            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. For further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

            Answered on 4/23/2012 by Steve from AAP
        • Q:

          Which strut mount kit fits this quick strut?
          Asked on 4/15/2012 by Anonymous

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Please check Monroe Strut-Mate Strut Mounting Kit with Part No. 902972 which would be the ideal mounting kit for this Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly with Part No. 171685.

            Answered on 4/18/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
        • Q:

          Is this item a pair of struts?
          Asked on 7/30/2011 by Steve from Philadelphia, PA

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            These are sold individually.

            Answered on 7/31/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
        • Q:

          would i still need to purchase the strut mount kit ? or does it have new bearing and mount with it?
          Asked on 9/22/2010 by eric s from pikeville ky

          2 answers

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Yes you would need to purchase a strut mount kit.

            Answered on 9/22/2010 by Kevin from AAP
          • VERIFIED BUYER

            A:

            Bearings in there!!

            Answered on 10/25/2010 by ole roy from grand lake OH
        • Q:

          Are these sold in pairs?
          Asked on 9/4/2010 by Anonymous

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            No they are sold individually.

            Answered on 9/4/2010 by Kevin from AAP
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