If they're $800 ish new- uninstalled, how much is a used one worth?To you guys that have converted your ADS to manual, my hat is off to you. I have 82k on my 2010 Advance and the front struts sound clunky. I would like to keep the ADS Function but I can't afford to spend the $ to replace them. Therefore, if any of you guys ended up with one or more good ADS shocks or struts after your conversion, please PM me as I am interested in buying them.
Were both of your fronts making noise or leaking?It is not easy to determine which one is "bad' and what life is left in the rest. I left them with the mechanic, I did keep the rear ADS springs and fittings in case the replacement springs were too firm. The replacement springs were Ok so that was not necessary.
I have the tools and skills to change MDX struts or shocks pretty quickly. I am also a retired mechanical/electrical engineer, so I should be able to analyze a used shock/strut and estimate its remaining like. Also, the ADS system, though admittently failure prone and costly to repair, has real functional and safety advantages. Finally, I can guarantee that you will take a hit when you trade in an altered MDX. Therefore, the idea to use used ADS struts/shocks, if they are available, to maintain the ADS system may be a brighter idea than you suggest.Doing all the labor installing someting used that may or may not work is not a brightest idea though. Converting to a standard schocks is a great idea though. I cant wait to remove those stupid ads schocks from my car
One front ADS was clearly clunky (harsh sound). I had 70,000 miles on it so I changed out all four. There was no leakage but there was definitely a problem. I am quite satisfied with the OEM regular replacements.Were both of your fronts making noise or leaking?
I'm thinking about selling my front passenger one, but don't know how much to ask for it.