OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber
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Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber

Part No. 5965 Warranty Details  
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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:14.500 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:19.125 in
Parts Pack(s):P1136
Travel Length:4.625 in


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Perfect alternative to air-ride


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    • Large Cars

    Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

    This was a replacement for my Mark VIII rear air suspension. If you are converting to coils, then the Monroe 5965 is the ticket. The bottom mounting bolt fit the lower shock mounting hole. Very quiet and I love the ride. Can't beat the lifetime guarantee. I wish I bought these years ago.

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      What is the warranty period on these? Also, what are the conditions of the warranty? I think I saw that it is a "limited lifetime warranty". Is that true?

      I have a set of them that I bought approximately 2 1/2 years ago, with about 25,000 miles on them. I noticed recently that one of them is leaking. I haven't gotten the chance to check the other side yet.
      Asked on 10/8/2012 by Jay from Columbia, SC

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        This Monroe Sensa-Trac Passenger Car Shock Absorber - part# 5965 has limited life time replacement as warranty. This warranty is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase or any longer warranty period that may be printed on your original sales receipt. In addition, you must be the original purchaser of the part and still own the vehicle on which it was installed. This warranty cannot be transferred to anyone at any time. Replacement parts are warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange or the remainder of the warranty period, whichever is longer. Warranty periods may vary from part to part. Please follow this link: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/content_warrantygeneral___ for in detail of the warranties and its coverage. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

        Answered on 10/9/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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      Is this sold in a pair or do I have to purchase 2 of this item?
      Asked on 6/3/2012 by CL from Arkansas

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        This Monroe Sensa-Trac Passenger Car Shock Absorber - part# 5965 is sold individually. This Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks and struts with PSD (Position Sensitive Dampening) and the Safe Tech system combine their exclusive precision-tapered grooves in the pressure tube with application-engineered valving. They allow the shocks and struts to adjust more rapidly to changing road and weight conditions than any other shock or strut available. Adjust to rapidly changing road and weight conditions with these Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks and struts.

        Answered on 6/5/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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      will these fit the rear of my 1996 ford thunderbird?
      Asked on 10/2/2011 by Anonymous

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        Yes, this part fits your 1996 Ford Thunderbird.

        Answered on 10/3/2011 by Dennis from AAP
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