OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
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Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber

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Monroe® OESpectrum® shock absorbers are engineered specifically for foreign nameplate vehicles and feature the latest global original equipment valving technologies. Developed through years of research and on-vehicle testing, Monroe® OESpectrum® units provide an unprecedented level of handling precision and control while filtering out the ride harshness commonly encountered on many foreign nameplate applications. This unique blend of control and comfort is made possible through Tenneco's 'Twin Technology Active Control System', an exclusive internal damping control technology first developed for leading global vehicle manufacturers. Tenneco's Twin Technology consists of its latest Impact Control Valve (ICV), which delivers exceptional control under virtually all driving conditions, and a patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston design that isolates impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.

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.
  • 1-3/16 inch Bore: Larger bore than most shocks to provide more efficient and consistent control
  • Twin Technology: Impact Control Valve (ICV), delivers exceptional control under virtually all driving conditions, and patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston design that isolates impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For improved ride and handling, helps maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration - on most applications
  • 1/2 inch Diameter Piston Rod: Nitrocarburized rod for long service life. On non-dust shield units only.
  • Special Seal: 'Self-lubricating' fluid seal designed to retain gas without excessive wear or friction.
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Compressed Length:14.000 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:19.625 in
Parts Pack(s):None
Travel Length:5.625 in

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  • Q:

    how to install the shocks
    Asked on 4/4/2014 by none

    1 answer



      Hi None, glad to help! Here is the instructions to install the shock absorbers. Raise the car using a floor jack, placed under the side of the first shock absorber you wish to replace. If you have access to a hydraulic lift, that's even better. Remove the lug nuts on the tire with a ratchet and pull the wheel clear to get a good look at the old absorber. This may not be necessary on some vehicles, or if you have a lift which allows you to get at the shocks easily. Clear the brake line by removing any clips or holders with a flat-head screwdriver and gently pulling it clear. This step may not be necessary on some types of vehicle. Use a wrench or pair of vice-grip pliers to remove the top nut on the old shock absorber. Take care when you do so that the piston shaft does not rotate along with the nut. If you need to, lift the nut high enough on the threads so that you can comfortably fit the pliers underneath, then remove the nut while griping the thread firmly with the pliers. Remove the washer and bushing from the top of the shock. With the nut removed, they should just slide right off. Remove the two nuts on the bottom of the shock absorber with a wrench or ratchet, then pull the shock absorber itself free of the suspension system. If it is stuck in place, apply a few firm but gentle taps with a hammer to loosen it. Fit the new shock into place up through the spring and control arms of the suspension system. If the shock is dangling below the apparatus, you can raise it by place a second floor jack beneath it, and "jacking" it up into place. Then place a temporary nut and washer on the top of the shock to hold it in place (the ones from the old shock should do just fine. Tighten the nuts at the top and bottom of the shock with a wrench or pliers. Do the bottom nuts first, then remove the temporary nuts from the top of the shock and install the new washer, bushing and nut in their place (all three should be included with the new shock). Replace the brake line to its former position if needed, fitting any clips or holders back into place with a screwdriver. Replace the tire and tighten the lug nuts if applicable. Lower the car to the ground. Repeat this process with the other three wheels as appropriate.

      Answered on 4/4/2014 by Steve from AAP
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