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I've got the silencer tubes put on and no longer have the metallic clunking when going over bumps but my suspension still makes a lot of noise over rough surface compared to my mom's Chrysler minivan. Dealer did not change the dampers but the sounds actually comes from all four wheels, louder in the front (same both sides). It sounds like tires hitting against the bumps, which makes me think that this is normal characteristic of MDX, and not due to suspension problems. MDX also feels like it vibrates a lot over rough roads, like it has really stiff suspensions, but they aren't all that great during cornering either. Is this somewhat characteristic of Honda's and Acura's? I'm thinking about test driving a demo sometime, but was curious to see what other people with previous experiences with Hondas thought about this. Otherwise, I think MDX is the best suv for the money. Thanks.
 

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Well, glad to know that I'm not the only one who thinks that way. I just wasn't sure since this is my first Acura/Honda. My MDX is in for service today, so hopefull things will be better. But I'm not expecting too much either. Will let you know.
 

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So my dealer is going to replace both front struts next week when the parts comes in. Hopefully, it'll make things better. Has anyone had this done and worked for them? I know few posts months back from people with the "thud" problem who has had their struts replaced. I wonder if they got their problems fixed.
 

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Got both of my ft struts replaced. Ride is firmer but not much change in terms of noise over rough pavement (may be little quieter but might just be me thinking that). I'm convinced now that this is normal characteristic of MDX (but not rest of Acura?). Doesn't bother me too much since I have my radio on most of the time, but it is reassuring to know that nothing is wrong with my suspensions. Considering that the ride is pretty smooth, I'm thinking that Acura didn't do such a good job of eliminating the road noise. Hopefully better insulation in 2002 helps. I'm also wondering if the tires on MDX's are particularly noisy. I won't know until I change them to something else I guess. BTW, I'm very impressed with the general service I've recieved from Acura.
 
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