Advance owners who switched from ADS to Tech shocks, how is the ride quality different? Pros/cons?
Some ads owners claim an ads life span of 35,000 miles, before needing replaced.
Some say longer, but eventually they will need replaced at nearly $4,000 just for parts.
Where I'm coming from:
In 2015, I bought my 2007 mdx Sport and I switched over to non-ads within 6 months, for $700 (shipped). At that time I didn't know what good ads shocks felt like and didn't care, because of the price. I did the swap, myself.
After riding on my non-ads, for nine months (2-20-2016 thru 11-25-2016), Acura extended their ads warranty, so I put the busted ads shocks back on. Acura replaced all four and I used them (the ads) for 10 months. I worried about the effect of cold weather, pot holes, and bumps on my new ads shocks. I put the non-ads back on, even though the ads shocks were fine.
What you asked about
The ads shocks took the edge off of a sudden jar and resulted in a floatier feel. I don't drive fast thru turns, but I've heard that they (ads) feel sportier under hard acceleration in turns. I wonder how much the larger sway bars help reduce roll vs the ads doing its job?
The resale value of a 2007 Sport (ads) mdx vs a 2007 base mdx is only $300-400. So, if I sell my Sport with non-ads shocks for the price of a Base Model, I'm not out as much as if I would have spent ads replacement money.
Unless you lease and plan not to have the car after the warranty expires, replacing ads shocks isn't worth the cost.