Tenneco Inc. has announced the third expansion of production capacity and another increase in application coverage for the popular Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies. The assemblies are fully assembled replacement strut and springs for late-model passenger vehicles. Tenneco has added a third Quick-Strut assembly production cell to its Paragould, Ark., ride control manufacturing operation to accommodate increased demand. In addition to increased production capacity, the company has announced that it will again expand Quick-Strut assembly coverage with 23 new part numbers scheduled for introduction in 2007. “The Monroe Quick-Strut assembly has been a significant wi’ for Tenneco and the distributors and service providers who rely on Monroe products,” says Bill Dennie, director of ride control channel management, North American aftermarket, Tenneco. “This premium product has once again demonstrated the Monroe brand’s commitment to innovation in the ride control category.” Introduced in 2004, the Monroe Quick-Strut assembly features a replacement bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit and Monroe Sensa-Trac strut. Each assembly’s spring rate and strut valving are carefully tuned to the vehicle’s factory-specified ride and handling profile. Because Quick-Strut assemblies are ready to install right out of the box, technicians no longer have to order and assemble individual components, saving up to 75% of the time traditionally required for a complete strut replacement. The additional Monroe Quick-Strut assembly coverage will include a broad range of popular domestic and foreign-nameplate applications such as the Chevrolet Cavalier, Chevrolet Impala (police/taxi package), Dodge Caravan, Honda Accord and Civic, Nissan Maxima, and Toyota Camry (6-cylinder).