Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber
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Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber

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Monroe Reflex monotube shocks are specifically engineered to provide better handling, control and performance for light trucks and SUV's. These shocks feature a high-pressure gas charge that separates the unit internal oil and nitrogen to provide additional spring rate, helping to maximize damping efficiency and control. To further enhance ride control characteristics, Monroe Reflex monotube shocks include a hydraulic lockout to cushion the impact as the vehicle suspension is fully extended.

Product Features:
  • Hydraulic Lockout: Patented unique hydraulic lock-out isolates impact at the limits of suspension travel
  • Free Floating Dividing Piston: Separates shock fluid from high-pressure gas charged
  • All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.
  • High Pressure Nitrogen Gas Charged: High-pressure charge (240-260 PSI) provides a quicker response for excellent vehicle control.
  • Nitro carburized Rod: For long service life.
  • Fluon Banded Piston: The fluon band provides consistent sealing between the piston and pressure tube which delivers better control and increased durability.
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Compressed Length:10.875 in
Dust Shield Included:Yes
Extended Length:15.375 in
Parts Pack(s):Yes
Travel Length:4.5 in

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MonroeReflex Monotube Shock Absorber
 
4.2

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Comfortable ride (8)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Improves handling (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (21)
  • Everyday driving (8)
  • Replacement (7)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (10), Auto enthusiast (6), Truck enthusiast (5), Mechanic (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (11), Truck enthusiast (11), Mechanic (6), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Night and Day

I think the mechanics at the Shop I go to are Lazy, I have 160k on my hoe and around 130 they made it sound like they where practically still new, I knew they...Read complete review

I think the mechanics at the Shop I go to are Lazy, I have 160k on my hoe and around 130 they made it sound like they where practically still new, I knew they were full of it.
There was BILSTEN Stock Shocks on and I replaced them with these and Holy Moly what a Difference.
The Front especially. It leveled out the front end with the rear and when I replaced the rear it help lift it back up a little. Over all ride is unbelievably different. My main focus was every time I go off road its HARD in your GUT. I knew it was going o make a little difference but not as much as it did.
Ive read other peoples negative responses and when it comes down to the install its all about having the right tools and using a little elbow grease.
It was more difficult to take off the wheel than actually replacing the shocks.

Smooth
No more Rolling
No more Diving
Better Launch

Ive had KYB's in many other vehicles and they have been OK but never in a Truck before.
So I tried these and no regrets.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for Yukon xl with Zw7 premuim ride

I put these on my yukon xl because the guy at the counter said these were the best. They rode like they were just straight rods instead of shocks. Very hard. Yes, the...Read complete review

I put these on my yukon xl because the guy at the counter said these were the best. They rode like they were just straight rods instead of shocks. Very hard. Yes, the truck handles better. I looked at this site and found at the bottom of the specs for this part it says "not for ZW7 smooth ride package" would have been nice if the guy asked me if that is what I have. I ended up with the regular reflex shocks

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Shock for the Money

By 

from Southern New Jersey (Home of Nice Roads)

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      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

      Used these shocks when replacing all four in my 2004 Suburban with 240K miles. I did alot of research before buying. Almost bought the highly rated Bilsteins, but these came highly recommended by those who had installed them. They are musch less expensive than the Bilsteins. I can tell you it was the right move, these ride great, and were really easy to install.

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      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent product for price

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      from Waterloo, Ia

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

        Everyday in my Avalanche. Very smooth ride.

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        (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent Product

        By 

        from Columbia, SC

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            • Trucks

            Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

            Easy ordering process! Most importantly it gave my 03 Yukon XL a smooth tight ride I'd forgotten was possible. Solved the squealing I was hearing from two bad front shocks and completely changed the ride! Will give 5 stars if I'm still pleased with the performance 6-9 months from now.

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            (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Work Great on my 1997 Dodge Ram 4x4

            By 

            from St. Paul MN

            Pros

            • High-Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

                My Dodge Ram steering and control were much improved over the 98K originals. Handles and rides tight without being rough. I just bought a pair for my wife's Commander and the back is much better. We will see what happens with the front struts. Just purchased a 2002 Dodge Ram that needs them as well, will put them on next week; expect the same improvement. Especially interested because the Dodge has only a 5 inch throw of the front shocks.

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                (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                do not load your truck with any weight,,

                By 

                from baja california

                About Me Casual Driver

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

                    I bought the Reflex to replace the stock rear shocks on my 2000 suburban 1500 4x4. we loaded it up for a small camping trip and they bottomed out. this never happened with the stock, and we often loaded our truck with 4 to 5 times the weight. They are a smooth ride when the suburban is empty, but I would never recommend them for some one who actually loads their truck up.. I took them off and put the used stock shocks back on,, even used, they hold up better to weight.

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                    (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great produce.

                    By 

                    from Edinburg,vitginia

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • High-Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Trucks

                      Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

                      Easy installation

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                      • No

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                      (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect fit replacement, great ride.

                      By 

                      from Jonesborough,TN

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                      Level 2

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

                          Great replacement for GMC Yukon.

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                          (7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Smooth

                          By 

                          from Kingsport, TN

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

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                            Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

                            Smooth ride and nice control.

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                            (5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            2005 Suburban LT 4x4 1500

                            By 

                            from Washington, MO

                            About Me Truck Enthusiast

                            Level 2

                            Pros

                            • High-Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Trucks

                              Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

                              I wanted a quality replacement shock without paying GM dealer price and the Monroe Reflex shock is the perfect replacement as it's a quality shock at a good price. With the 20% off Labor day deal the 4 shocks I bought were a great deal plus $50 off my next $100 purchase. Online service and delivery were great and I'll be using AdvanceAuto online for my auto part needs from now on whenever possible. The shocks were easy to install and just have a floor jack available so you can jack the shock up into place after you install the top mounting hardware. This allows you to line up the hole for the bottom mount bolts.

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                              (23 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Missing parts

                              By 

                              from GA

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                                  • Large Cars

                                  Comments about Monroe Reflex Monotube Shock Absorber:

                                  First one went on very easy and loved it. Late at night and had to be somewhere the next morning. Had to make do because it was missing parts and the box was sealed. Other that this major pain, I lived these shocks.

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                                  • Q:

                                    What is the bore size and piston rod size /(Diameter) on these shocks?
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                                    Asked on 3/13/2014 by Truck enthusiast

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                                  • Q:

                                    I am considering purchasing front and rear Monroe Shocks for my 2004 K1500 Chevy Suburban. I am trying to decide whether the Reflex Monotube or Regular Reflex would be better.
                                    Part Number 911505 Monroe Monotube Reflex Front
                                    Part Number 911178 Monroe Reflex Truck Shock Absorber Front

                                    Part Number 911506 Monroe Monotube Reflex Rear
                                    Part Number 911166 Monroe Reflex Truck Shock Absorber Rear
                                    Any information on why one would possibly be a better purchase other than price would be appreciated.
                                    Asked on 11/4/2010 by Anonymous from Coralville, IA

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                                      A:

                                      I would not recommend the monotube, I installed a set on my Tahoe & the ride is too rough!!

                                      Answered on 12/6/2010 by The Legend! from Houston, TX
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