OESpectrum Strut
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Monroe OESpectrum Strut

Part No. 72203 Warranty Details  
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Monroe® OESpectrum® struts 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.
  • Rod Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride comfort.
  • Fluon Banded Piston: The fluon band provides consistent sealing between the piston and pressure tube which delivers better control and increased durability.
  • 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.
  • Hardened and Chrome Plated Piston Rod: Long service life.
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For improved ride and handling, helps maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration - on most applications
  • Unique Rod Guide and Single Lip Seal: Bronze reinforced rod guide bearing and special seal provides longer service life and consistent performance.
  • Special Dust Boot/Jounce Bumper: Protective dust boot reduces dirt and any moisture build-up. Jounce bumper helps prevent severe suspension movement. Dust boot & jounce bumper sold separately.
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Body Length:9.710 in
Body Type:B11
Compressed Length:10.570 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:17.200 in
Hardware Parts Pack:No
Parts Package:P1470
Travel Length:6.630 in


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exact fit for my ion


from michigan

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      Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

      the ride I have now is very good. as good as when I got the car. No problem installing. I did have to take it to a garage to get the springs compressed to install struts. The mounts on top were very rusty an two bolts had to be cut off and then then installed to new ones. the originals are a star type bolt so be ready for that if you do this yourself. I did reuse the mounts and seem to be fine. Most of the advice said to buy new ones. You decide. my car is 9 years old and they seem to work well anyway, and there was some cracking on the coating of the springs that I decided I could live with.

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      4 Questions | 6 Answers
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      • Q:

        i will be installing these myself then taking somewhere to have car aligned.Is this strut adjustable for a front end alignment.one place told me to watch what i buy and make sure that they will be able to align it for me.
        Asked on 3/1/2013 by rich from cable ohio

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          For further assistance regarding the Monroe Sensa-Trac Strut (Part No. 72203), please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle. For more information, 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 3/1/2013 by Steve from AAP
      • Q:

        how do i know what my car has and is it different for the front and back.
        Asked on 3/2/2011 by missie from Greeley, Co

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          In order for us to further assist you, would you please provide us with the year, make, model, and engine size of your application?

          Answered on 3/3/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
      • Q:

        Does this product include left and right strut, for this price?
        Asked on 11/21/2009 by nichole

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          This should only be one shock/strut.

          Answered on 3/23/2010 by Mike from AAP
        • A:

          I work for this company and the price that you see listed is for each. so you would need to order two if replacing them both.

          Answered on 3/30/2010 by janet from pottstown,pa
      • Q:

        does this include the suspension spring
        Asked on 11/8/2009 by leon from Kansas city, Mo

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          The Suspension Spring is not included with the Monroe Shock/Strut (Part No. 72203).

          Answered on 11/10/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
        • A:

          No, the springs typically last far longer than the strut and are re-used when replacing struts and shocks.

          Answered on 3/25/2013 by JamesP from Havelock, NC
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