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Old 12-27-2009, 08:11 PM
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Hi - Just bought a 2001 S80 2.9 (73,000 miles). Car's in excellent condition, but needs new struts all around. I was quoted about $1100 for struts / shocks for all four corners by an Indy mechanic shop. Does this seem about right in your experience, or should I look elsewhere for a lower price??

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Last year I paid $275 at the dealer to get the shock replaced.
 
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:50 PM
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You can get Monroe shocks and struts for all four corners for under $400 from rockauto.com. I installed them myself. If you aren't wanting to do yourself then you could check with a local shop, or maybe an alignment shop to see if they would do it if you supplied the parts.

Be sure to replace the strut bearings and rubber bushings/seats too. Not that expensive and not worth taking the chance having them fail when your struts are still good.
 
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kevmcrae View Post
You can get Monroe shocks and struts for all four corners for under $400 from rockauto.com. I installed them myself. If you aren't wanting to do yourself then you could check with a local shop, or maybe an alignment shop to see if they would do it if you supplied the parts.

Be sure to replace the strut bearings and rubber bushings/seats too. Not that expensive and not worth taking the chance having them fail when your struts are still good.
Thanks for the advice. I actually got the dealer I bought the car from to do (and pay for) the front struts & bushings, so I only have to take care of the back end, which isn't nearly as bad. I'll follow your suggestions.
 
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