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Monroe Shocks & Struts 171347L QUICK-STRUT Complete Strut Assembly

$244.33
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  • Fluid leaking and worn bushings are obvious reasons for replacement, but most shocks and struts will gradually deteriorate internally without exhibiting any external signs. When you consider that a shock metering valve can flex several thousand times in just a few miles, it’s easy to see how such parts can be completely fatigued at 50,000 miles. Judging shock or strut integrity by vehicle performance is a more accurate barometer. If your vehicle rides harshly, the nose dives when braking, the body rolls excessively in corners, the suspension bottoms out, or your tires are cupping, you need new shocks or struts.

    Fluid leaking and worn bushings are obvious reasons for replacement, but most shocks and struts will gradually deteriorate internally without exhibiting any external signs. When you consider that a shock metering valve can flex several thousand times in just a few miles, it’s easy to see how such parts can be completely fatigued at 50,000 miles. Judging shock or strut integrity by vehicle performance is a more accurate barometer. If your vehicle rides harshly, the nose dives when braking, the body rolls excessively in corners, the suspension bottoms out, or your tires are cupping, you need new shocks or struts.

  • When we think of common suspension wear parts, come readily to mind. Like filters and , these components were not designed to last the life of the vehicle and so require periodic replacement. After so many miles their deterioration results in a rough riding vehicle that no longer handles crisply, and new shocks and struts are needed to restore handling performance and ride quality. But the mounts where struts and shocks attach to your vehicle can also wear, fail and require repair.

    We offer shocks and struts engineered to deliver OE quality ride and handling, so your car or truck will have the level of suspension performance it had when it was new. But if you want better performance, we can offer you upgraded shocks and struts for a firmer ride and more responsive handling. If you’re replacing struts you should consider our complete strut assemblies. These come with a new coil spring and upper strut mount already installed. You save time, there’s no need for a special spring compressor, and all of the usual wear parts are replaced for a thorough repair. And if you’re restoring a classic, we have authentic reproduction shocks and related components with the ride quality and appearance of original equipment.

    Car had 122000 miles and needed shocks and struts. Front wheel drive. I paid too much based on the other notes in this stream. :(. But the car is great now.

  • But when exactly a shock or strut needs to be replaced is hard to say. Because the damping characteristics of shocks and struts deteriorate gradually over time, the decline in ride control often passes unnoticed. So by the time you think you need new shocks or struts, it's usually way past the point when they should have been replaced.

    One way to evaluate your need for new shocks or struts is to consider how your vehicle has been handling and riding lately. Does it bounce excessively when driving on rough roads or after hitting a bump? Does the nose dip when braking? Does the body roll or sway excessively when cornering or driving in crosswinds? Does the suspension bottom out when backing out of the driveway or when hauling extra passengers or weight?

    A "bounce test" is still a valid means of checking the dampening ability of shocks and struts. If the suspension continues to gyrate more than one or two times after rocking and releasing the bumper or body, your shocks or struts are showing their age and need to be replaced.

     

    Replacement
    Shocks and struts are generally replaced in pairs -- though this isn't absolutely necessary if only one shock or strut is leaking or has suffered damage at a low mileage.

    Most struts require a fair amount of suspension disassembly as What's more, the wheels must usually be realigned after replacing a strut. For this reason, you're probably better off letting a professional replace your struts.

     

     

     

    We offer shocks and struts engineered to deliver OE quality ride and handling, so your car or truck will have the level of suspension performance it had when it was new. But if you want better performance, we can offer you upgraded shocks and struts for a firmer ride and more responsive handling. If you’re replacing struts you should consider our complete strut assemblies. These come with a new coil spring and upper strut mount already installed. You save time, there’s no need for a special spring compressor, and all of the usual wear parts are replaced for a thorough repair. And if you’re restoring a classic, we have authentic reproduction shocks and related components with the ride quality and appearance of original equipment.

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Because shocks and struts have so much to do with the handling of a car, they can be considered critical safety features. Worn shocks and struts can allow excessive vehicle-weight transfer from side to side and front to back. This reduces the tire's ability to grip the road, as well as handling and braking performance.