Monroe makes adaptive shock absorbers available for aftermarket

Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense boasts the same tech as original equipment electronic shocks

DRiVTM, a Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) business and leading global aftermarket and OE ride performance supplier, is expanding its range of replacement electronic shock absorbers, branding the line Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense.

Designed for direct-fit replacement of original equipment shocks on vehicles featuring electronic suspension technology.

Vehicle suspensions are becoming more and more sophisticated.

A leading trend is the adoption of highly advanced electronic suspensions.

Adaptive, or semi-active, suspensions feature electronic dampers that adjust a vehicle’s ride and handling characteristics based on driver preference and changes in the driving environment.

Many popular passenger vehicle brands – Audi, BMW, Ford, Infiniti, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo – offer models equipped with adaptive suspensions from the Monroe Intelligent Suspension product portfolio.

These factory-installed systems are often marketed under the vehicle manufacturer’s suspension brand, such as Audi’s Drive Select System, BMW’s Variable Damper Control and Adaptive M suspensions, Infiniti’s Digital DynamicSuspension, Seat’s Dynamic Chassis Control, and Volvo’s Four-C (Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept) – but they were designed and manufactured with the help of Monroe engineers.

What each of these models have in common is a Monroe Intelligent Suspension technology known as CVSAe (Continuously Variable Semi-Active).

This system enables drivers to switch on-demand between different driving modes ranging from comfortable and refined to sporty.

CVSAe technology and other Monroe Intelligent Suspension solutions have helped transform the driving experience for an entire generation of vehicle owners.

The benefits of adaptive suspension technology are obvious.

But what happens when replacement dampers are needed for these sophisticated electronic suspensions?

Do owners have to return to their dealerships for more extensive, and costly, repairs?

Monroe, the manufacturer of Monroe Intelligent Suspension products for the original equipment market, now offers a broad range of premium-quality adaptive shock absorbers for the replacement market.

These shocks – marketed under the Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense name – feature the same technology as the original equipment electronic shocks found on each of dozens of popular vehicle models.

The Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense products are engineered to meet each vehicle’s specific OE ride and handling profile and come with a five-year product quality and performance limited warranty.

Available through the same leading parts and service providers that carry and install Monroe OESpectrum, Monroe Original and Monroe Adventure passive shock absorbers, Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense electronic shocks provide seamless, “plug-and-play” integration with the corresponding vehicle’s Monroe Intelligent Suspension electronic control unit.

As with any shock replacement, Monroe Intelligent Suspension RideSense electronic shocks should always be installed in pairs to ensure original equipment (OE) style ride and handling performance.

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