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Old 11-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2007 Sport Tech Mdx shocks/struts

One of my rear passenger sport shocks is leaking and dealer is charging $905 to replace only 1 but they recommend changing 2 together. Is this true? I mean I have the sport shocks which is not the standard ones so shouldn't replacing one enough?

Also anyone know or recommend anywhere else I can get this shock replaced at including part for cheaper?
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy the part online and take it to a good independent would be your best bet unless you DIY.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Had the exact same diagnosis on my 07 Sport and only replaced the one shock. Car drives perfect now. Given that they are computur controlled magnetic shocks I think the best practice of replacing in pairs is BS for these. It's true for the OE basic mechanical shocks that cost 1/10...yes 1/10 as much, but not true for the Automatic Dampers.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How much did you pay for the shock drifter?

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Had the exact same diagnosis on my 07 Sport and only replaced the one shock. Car drives perfect now. Given that they are computur controlled magnetic shocks I think the best practice of replacing in pairs is BS for these. It's true for the OE basic mechanical shocks that cost 1/10...yes 1/10 as much, but not true for the Automatic Dampers.
+1. Rear passenger side got replaced under warranty this year. So far so good.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the price for one of these shocks is around $700 from an online acura dealer. so the $900 installed price is about right. "book time" from that price is about 1.5-2 hrs, plus the part (at MSRP).
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It was a year go, but I think I paid around $950 installed for the one shock. The two fronts were replaced at 35k mi under warranty. They are crazy expensive and I'm out of warranty at 85k mi. I've posted before that the base mechanical shocks probably do fit and you could replace all four for half the price of one ADS replacement. Would have to live with the idiot light on the dash and a useless switch on the console. I'll be more tempted if another one goes as the miles wear on.
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Ya it is, I'm just afraid that since the car is out of warranty and that the other socks will go out as well. .. You think replacing it with stick will work?

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Ya it is, I'm just afraid that since the car is out of warranty and that the other socks will go out as well. .. You think replacing it with stick will work?

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Get another quote. You can do it over the phone. Get their opinion too.
Replacing just one is okay for me based on my experience and drifter's.
Besides, replacing one now and the other one later will still cost you the same. It's two separate install. The only advantage for doing both now is you save a trip back to the shop.
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they are quoting me 950 per shock/strut, i'm thinking about asking them to put the standard struts on there instead of the sport ones... you think Acura will be willing to do that?
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they are quoting me 950 per shock/strut, i'm thinking about asking them to put the standard struts on there instead of the sport ones... you think Acura will be willing to do that?
hmmm..that will be interesting. I doubt they'll do it due to liability issues tjat may arise from the mod. Maybe another non-acura shop? You'll be rhe first one and there will be a few others that might follow after your + experience.
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I've been told that worn-out shocks should always be replaced in pairs.
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