Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
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Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber

Part No. 58617 Warranty Details  

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The Monroe Sensa-Trac load adjusting shock absorber with PSD (position sensitive damping) and the Safe Tech system combines our exclusive precision tapered grooves in the pressure tube with application engineered valving and Fluon banded piston to improve the ride, handling, and safety characteristics of the vehicle. These units also include a heavy gauge calibrated spring for extra control and comfort. A new pair of Monroe Sensa-Trac load adjusting shock absorbers can assist in maintaining ride height when up to 1,200 lbs* of additional weight is loaded. These units are ideal for light trucks that carry varying loads or tow trailers. *Capacity is limited by vehicle suspension, tires and transmission. See vehicle owner's manual for details.

Product Features:
  • All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.
  • Full Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride
  • Fluon Banded Piston: The fluon band provides consistent sealing between the piston and pressure tube which delivers better control and increased durability.
  • Heavy Gauge Calibrated Coil Spring: Computer designed for maximum performance without an increase in ride harshness.
  • Unique Groove Tube - PSD: Precision tapered grooves in the pressure tube perform like an additional stage of valving for optimum ride tuning.
  • 5/8" Piston Rod: Heavy-duty nitrocarburized rod for long service life. On non-dust shield units only
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For improved ride and handling, helps maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration.
  • Special Seal: "Self-lubricating" fluid seal designed to retain gas without excessive wear or friction.
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Compressed Length:15.5 in
Dust Shield Included:Yes
Extended Length:25.125 in
Parts Pack(s):Yes
Travel Length:9.625 in

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MonroeSensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

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    (22)

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    (9)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Durable (13)
  • High-performance (11)
  • Comfortable ride (9)
  • Improves handling (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks (18)
    • Replacement (8)
    • Everyday driving (6)
    • Large cars (3)
    • Small cars (3)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Casual driver (10), Auto enthusiast (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Truck enthusiast (7), Casual driver (6), Auto enthusiast (5), Mechanic (4)
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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    really good

    By 

    from Lumberton, TX

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance
    • Lifting Power

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      compensated for weak leaf springs; sturdier ride

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great shocks great price

      By 

      from williston fl

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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      Level 1

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance

      Cons

      • Not free

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

      very pleased with performance of shocks,took about 30 mins to install,lifted bumper 3"(yes i acutally mearsured!)ride is firm not too stiff wish they made matching ones for front!

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      5.0

      GREAT SHOCKS...

      By 

      from Appleton, Wi

      Pros

      • Durable
      • High-Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trucks

        Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

        Fantastic shocks. put these on a week before I installed the front shocks and I the ride changed dramatically. Lifted the back end quite a bit. Ford made it very difficult to get at the nuts but if you havethe right tools and knowledge, you should be able to handle this project.

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        5.0

        inexpensive fix for sagging leaf springs

        By 

        from Aurora, IL

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Restores ride height

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

          I bought these to give my sagging rear end a boost they were easy to install and alot cheaper than new springs. i have not towed a trailer since installing them but it should really be an improvement.

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          5.0

          great product

          By 

          from abington,pa

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          Level 1

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • High-Performance

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Trucks

          Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

          This is a great product. My 98 ford explorer was sagging in the rear so I installed this shocks. The ride height was corrected and the truck looks great. It makes the ride quality a little more bumpy but i actually prefer it that way. This is a great product if you haul heavy items. the main reason i bought these shocks was so I could haul my trailer and not put strain on my truck,. zI definitely would recommend this product to anybody looking for performance shocks. They will outlast any regular gas shocks

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          5.0

          Lift in the rear

          By 

          from PA

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          Level 1

          Pros

          • Difference Maker

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 2 Door Explorer

            Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

            Put these on the rear axle of my Explorer Sport. They picked up the rear of the vehicle which makes the vehicle look a lot better. Lifted the bumper height 3 inches. Not the reason I bought them, just an added benefit. They stabilized the rear of the vehicle. EXCELLENT PRODUCT AT A GREAT PRICE.

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            5.0

            5 stars here

            By 

            from Hershey Pa.

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • High-Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

              Was easy to install. Was just what I needed for my Ford sport trac. Lifted the back about 2 inches to where it should be! Excellent product

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              5.0

              Great Shocks on my 2001 Explorer Sport

              By 

              from Birmingham, AL

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • High-Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

                On the 2001 Explorer Sport these were a breeze to install. Truck rides much better. Replacing the front this weekend. Should feel like a new truck. And this will help the sagging rear end issue on most all older Explorers. I'm very happy so far.

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                4.0

                Sensa Trac did the trick.

                By 

                from Columbiana Ohio

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer
                Level 1

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

                  Arrived quickly. Nice product, however Ford made it very difficult to install the left rear shock. Took a couple hours to install all of them. But Im a do it yourselfer and refuse to pay a shop a couple hundred dollars for something I can do myself. In e the end all was good and they made a tremendous difference on the suspension. Two thumbs up!!

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                  5.0

                  Excellent shock obsorber for the money

                  By 

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Casual Driver

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                  Level 1

                  Pros

                  • High-Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Trucks

                    Comments about Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber:

                    Great shocks for the money ( come in pairs ) Used on Ford Sport Trax. Raised the rear end by 3 inches. Helped with pulling camper.

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                    • Q:

                      Since these shocks are delivered UNcompressed...what is the recommended way to compress them for installation ?
                      Asked on 9/6/2013 by Ed from middlefield, oh

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        With reference to your inquiry on the Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber - part# 58617, you would need a spring compressor for installing this shock absorber. 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 9/6/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      will this model work on an '98 explorer with air ride? thanks
                      Asked on 4/15/2013 by phil from erie county

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber (Part No. 58617) is work fine with your 1998 Ford Explorer. 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 4/16/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                    • Q:

                      do they come in pairs when bought or single and have to buy 2.
                      Asked on 4/10/2012 by Lil Vin from east islip

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Monroe Sensa-Trac Load Adjusting Shock Absorber Part number 58617 is sold as pair.

                        Answered on 4/10/2012 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What is the max extended length? can it also be intalled for front?
                      Asked on 4/27/2011 by little foot from kapaa, hi

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The maximum extended length of the rear shock absorber is 25.125 in and it will fit only for the rear suspension.

                        Answered on 4/27/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                    • Q:

                      does this product work on a 1997 XLT explorer that is lifted?
                      Asked on 10/24/2010 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        depends on how much it is lifted and what kind of lift it is.

                        Answered on 10/25/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                      • A:

                        depending on how much it is lifted they can. They added 2 inches of length from the ones that were on there (they were not factory, and put on before I purchased)

                        Answered on 12/11/2010 by HBSurferMan85 from Wilmington, NC
                    • Q:

                      is this price for a pair or just one shock?
                      Asked on 6/13/2010 by Anonymous

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This is for a pair I believe.

                        Answered on 6/14/2010 by Mike from AAP
                      • VERIFIED BUYER

                        A:

                        These are sold by pairs and the price quoted is for a pair.

                        Answered on 10/1/2010 by Beau from Portsmouth, VA
                    • Q:

                      For a 2001 Ford Explorer how many shocks are located in the rear?
                      Asked on 4/15/2010 by james from Virgin Islands

                      2 answers

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                        A:

                        There should only be two located in the rear.

                        Answered on 4/16/2010 by Mike from AAP
                      • A:

                        There are three in the rear two vertical like a normall car or truck and one lateral to limit wind up

                        Answered on 10/16/2010 by Car teacher from Stur mass
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