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

Part No. 171831 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:10.020 in
Body Type:B7
Compressed Length:10.530 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:18.490 in
Travel Length:7.960 in

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MonroeQuick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Would buy this again.

By 

from Phila Pa

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic

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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.

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    • Yes

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice fit

    By 

    from Illinois

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • GM W-Body

    Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

    SOAK ALL BOLTS! Soak 'em again. If everything is free/turning, the old ones will fall out in your hands. Quick struts are the way to go. These were for a Cutlass, not a Benz, so my goal was to have a quiet & decent ride. Local shop wanted $550+ to install these (rears) - I did them, plus 2 trailing arms, plus leaf spring pads, all for 350, including more PB ointment (all from Advance, btw, but had to go to 3 different local stores)!

    TIP - on some mid-90's GM W-Bodies you need to take the load off the transverse leaf spring [carefully] with a small jack and a block of wood, car low on stands. I had a second jack under the rear knuckle under the strut, but didn't need it. Also, a loose bolt comes with the struts - this is for compressing the rubber auxillary spring. THIS BOLT DID NOT FIT MY CAR - had to find my own. There's a hole in the top of the aux. spring bracket that the bolt goes into and is threaded at the bottom. This bracket is bolted to the strut, so it must be loosened if not removed all together. Search the web for install info, too.

    Safety First!

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    • No

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    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I would buy this product again

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    from Eaton Rapids Michigan

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    Pros

    • Comfortable Ride
    • Easy To Install
    • Improves Handling

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      Product fit into position well. I could never figure out what the extra odd bolt was for.

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      • Casual Driver

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      (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      just an average replacement part

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      from pearl ms

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Rides is bouncy
      • Stiff Ride

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      average part rids differently than oem. needs instructions. it is easy but there was a third bold included in the package did not know what it was for until it was too late. it is a bolt used just to hold down a rubber gromet while you work did not know that and had to press it back in

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      • Casual Driver, Mechanic

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      • Q:

        My 1989 OLDS Cutlass Supreme SL has FE3 suspension. Will this be equivalent to the original struts that were used for this type suspension?
        Asked on 2/7/2016 by Tiger from Anderson, IN

        1 answer

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          A:

          Hi Tiger, happy to help you! The Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly (Part No. 171831) features application-engineered valving to optimize each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics. Available for popular passenger car, light truck and SUV applications. This unit 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.

          Answered on 2/8/2016 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        with the purchase of the kit, does it come with the left and right side? or do I have to buy them individually?
        Asked on 8/31/2013 by cassidy from hokah MN

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          A:

          This Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly - Part No. 171831 is sold individually. 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 9/1/2013 by Morgan from AAP
      • Q:

        can these be used for the front as well the rear of the car
        Asked on 8/25/2010 by Anonymous

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          A:

          For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question.

          Answered on 8/25/2010 by Mike from AAP
      • Q:

        Does the Monroe quick strut require any specialty tools to install?
        Asked on 3/30/2010 by Bill from Depew NY

        1 answer

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          A:

          It should not require any special tools to install. If you check out the Advance Know How tab on our website. From there click video clinic and there will be a video on there on how to replace shock/struts.

          Answered on 3/30/2010 by Mike from AAP
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