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:15.000 in
Dust Shield:Yes
Extended Length:21.000 in
Parts Pack(s):P1136
Travel Length:6.000 in


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Lasted only 10 months


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Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Passenger Car Shock Absorber:

I purchased a pair of these shocks for my wife's 2002 Taurus wagon on 4/15/13 but didn't install them until 6/19/13.

I went for an inspection sticker today (4/21/14) and the mechanic came into the waiting room with the dreaded "Can you come out here? I'd like to show you something." He told me both shocks were leaking and needed to be replaced. I told him that wasn't possible as I had replaced them 10 months ago. Sure enough, both were leaking and covered in road grime.

In reality the shocks may not even have lasted 10 months, I have no idea how long they were actually leaking.

These shocks have a Limited Lifetime Warranty so I went to Advance Auto for free replacement. Absolutely no problems with the exchange process, got the new ones gave them the old ones. You should keep in mind that replacement parts are only warranted for 90 days from the date of exchange. So hopefully these will outlast the originals by a year or two......

Just to be clear, I've been dealing with the Salem store since they opened and the personnel there is fantastic. They're extremely helpful and knowledgeable and because of them, I won't go anywhere else. My issue is only with this Monroe part and not Advance Auto or any of the staff.

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