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Monroe Gas-Matic Strut

Part No. 81951 Warranty Details  
$68.29
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Monroe® Gas-Matic passenger car struts are gas charged and provide improved control at an economical price.

Product Features:
  • Available for import and domestic passenger cars
  • Gas-charged unit
  • Improved handling and control
  • Economical OE replacement
  • Meets OE product specifications
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Body Length:12.75 in
Compressed Length:13.25 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:18.75 in
Gas Charged:Yes
Hardware Parts Pack:Yes
O.E.M. Replacement:Yes
Travel Length:5.5 in

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MonroeGas-Matic Strut
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small cars (5)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Casual driver (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice Ride

Installed on Geo Prizm. Smoothed ride noticeably. To save time and aggravation, consider buying the entire strut assembly with coil spring attached. Installation can be a challenge.

Installed on Geo Prizm. Smoothed ride noticeably. To save time and aggravation, consider buying the entire strut assembly with coil spring attached. Installation can be a challenge.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works

Replaced front strut shocks of Corrolla 2001 with these, which had 100K miles. Originals even though had not yet leaked, weren't functioning well, too stiff. After replacement ride is more comfortable and...Read complete review

Replaced front strut shocks of Corrolla 2001 with these, which had 100K miles. Originals even though had not yet leaked, weren't functioning well, too stiff. After replacement ride is more comfortable and bumps are smoother. I have only 500 miles on these shocks, so I can't comment on durability.
I had to cut off the hex head extrusion on the top of the piston rod, because it was sticking up on strut mount and preventing the rubber cap to be closed on the mount. This should be done before assembly of the strut, because iron fillings will make the strut mount bearing useless. Other con I noticed, the blue paint comes off very easily during handling. Other than these, they fit fine and working fine so far.

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5.0

feels great

By 

from miami, fl

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3 or more reviews submitted

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

fits perfect and car sounds perfect and feel perfect..... but pay attention, CHANGE STRUT MOUNT. learn from me....

 
5.0

Keep buying the product. Is very good.

By 

from PR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

I am using the pructo a while ago and the car feels great on the road. I'm very happy to have chosen this product and I will continue to always buying and I will recommend to everyone. The best buy I've done .

The product is magnificent . manages to make sure the vehicle is serene and with great stability on the road. It feels great on the road and I feel very confident when using this product . I recommend it to every one of my friends and family because I am super satisfied with this product and all the staff who helped me and guided me and thus make me trust the product . I am very containg and give 5 stars to the product. Thank you very much.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Monroe Quality

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from Virgina

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Cars

    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

    Installed easily and should work like a Monroe always does.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    good price.excellent product.perfect

    By 

    from new york

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    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Cars

      Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

      installed on my car and now rides like brand new.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Monroe Struts

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      from Cedartown, Ga.

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Fit Like Oem Restores A
      • High-Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars
        • Small Cars
        • Trucks

        Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

        Fit like OEM , No problems installing them. Car rode great after installation

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great product with great performance!

        By 

        from Hendersonville, North Carolina

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars

          Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

          I purchased this for my mothers car. With 125,000 miles her struts were worn out and needed replacement. I am a novice mechanic and had no problem installing this product. The result was a 14 year old car that that rides as if it were new again.

          • Car & Truck:
          • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          fixed my problem and great price

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          from tampa fl.

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Worked out great

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

              worked well for my 94 toyota corolla dx wagon

              • Car & Truck:
              • Casual Driver
               
              4.0

              Totally chaged my car for the better.

              By 

              from MN

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

              good

               
              4.0

              perfect fit

              By 

              from houston,tx

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Cars

                Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                exact fit. easy to handle. cool blue color looks nice. cheap but descent way to fix a corolla.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Ride

                By 

                from Minnesota

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                Pros

                • Perform Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Monroe Gas-Matic Strut:

                    Installed on Geo Prizm. Smoothed ride noticeably. To save time and aggravation, consider buying the entire strut assembly with coil spring attached. Installation can be a challenge.

                    • Car & Truck:
                    • Casual Driver, Do-it-yourselfer

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                    5 Questions | 6 Answers
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                    • Q:

                      How do I enstall struts
                      Asked on 2/7/2014 by Bug

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        Great question Bug! Please provide your vehicle's year, make, model and engine size so we can assist you further.

                        Answered on 2/9/2014 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I am looking for a pair of front struts-what are their numbers?
                      Asked on 7/7/2012 by jeff from NH

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This Monroe Gas-Matic Strut (Part# 81951) is for front right side. In order to locate the exact Gas-Matic Strut, please provide your vehicle year, make, model and engine specification. 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 7/8/2012 by Ralph from AAP
                    • Q:

                      Which position is this item for?
                      Doesn't say in description if front, back, left or right.
                      Asked on 11/23/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This strut is for front. In order to check the exact fit application, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle.

                        Answered on 11/23/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                    • Q:

                      What is the warranty on this part?
                      Asked on 6/24/2011 by Anonymous

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        This warranty is valid for the stated period of time printed on your Invoice and Order Confirmation email provided you were the original purchaser of the part and you still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Parts installed on commercial use vehicles are warranted for 90 days from the date of purchase.

                        Answered on 6/28/2011 by Steve from AAP
                    • Q:

                      I am replacing the shocks and struts on my car does a strut assembly include shocks and what other parts do I need for this job thankyou
                      Asked on 11/5/2010 by seth from missouri

                      2 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        A strut assembly is a suspension strut. You may need to get a spring compressor, boot kit, strut mounting kit, etc depending on you vehicle and what condition the other parts are in.

                        Answered on 11/5/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                      • A:

                        The newer cars have the struts as the shocks and coil springs in one piece.
                        If the coil springs are fine, then all you need is a strut for each side and to borrow a strut removal install tool.
                        DO NOT ATTEMPT WITHOUT THIS TOOL!!! Doing so risks injury or possible death.

                        Answered on 4/17/2011 by ED from Houston Tx
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