Tenneco Inc. has expanded its line of Monroe OESpectrum shock absorbers and struts to cover virtually all domestic and foreign nameplate passenger vehicle models.
The OESpectrum line was previously available only for foreign nameplate applications.
“Monroe OESpectrum shocks and struts have been an overwhelming success since their introduction four years ago, and service providers throughout North America have asked us to extend the benefits of this technology to all makes and models,” says Bill Dennie, director, ride control channel management, Tenneco North America Aftermarket.
To ensure a seamless transition to the new product line-up, virtually all premium Monroe passenger car shocks and struts – including Sensa-Trac units – manufactured in the past several months have been equipped with the same Twin Technology Active Control System utilized in OESpectrum units. This process was designed to ensure that an adequate supply of OESpectrum products will available to meet market demand, according to Tenneco.
“We have already heard from a number of repair shop owners who have noticed the enhanced control characteristics in the Sensa-Trac units they have received in recent months for domestic vehicles,” Dennie says.
“They can be certain that the same impressive characteristics will be available through every OESpectrum shock or strut they install, regardless of the make and model they’re working on.”
Tenneco says Monroe OESpectrum shocks and struts provide exceptional handling precision and control while filtering out the ride harshness commonly encountered in many late-model vehicles. This unique blend of control and comfort is made possible by each unit’s Twin Technology Active Control System, an exclusive internal damping approach first developed for leading global vehicle manufacturers.
This technology is available in mono- and twin-tube OESpectrum units for passenger cars, vans, light trucks, sport-utility vehicles and crossover (CUV) models as well as in replacement cartridges for vehicles equipped with rebuildable strut systems.
“OESpectrum units essentially offer twice as many tuning points as conventional shocks and struts, which enables our engineers to eliminate the compromises between control and comfort in everyday driving situations,” Dennie says.