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Sorry if this has been discussed, I did several searches and didn't see any user feedback.

I'm interested if anyone has tired the arnott air bags for MKIII 2003 or higher. What is the labor involved can it be done by a novice mechanic in the garage?

Thanks and sorry if there is a post already explaining this.
 

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Not much info for you i'm afraid, but all I would say is not to let a "novice" anywhere near your car. Any LR specialist or any garage that has experience working with Air Suspension should be able to change the bags. If you get a novice to do it with the incorrect equipment it could end up costing you more, or at the very least a bumpy trip to the dealer to clear a hard fault etc.
 

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Problem is I don't think my dealer will install them for me since they are aftermarket. I agree with you about getting a suspension fault, I'm just trying to see all options as I can only guess mine will come due soon.
 
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I am not sure I see anything wrong with them, but do they replace the built in shock also or are the just replacing the bag.
 

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I am not sure I see anything wrong with them, but do they replace the built in shock also or are the just replacing the bag.
You can't replace the bags to my knowledge, just the entire strut as one unit...

I will be getting the arnotts as soon as I lose a stock bag, if that time doesn't come before spring just as soon as it warms up I'm just going to replace all my bags before they go

I think I read a lifetime warranty comes with them too, and they're $399 after core charge.
 

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they have a new bag that replaces the front with out replacing the strut (not to sure on how it works) just saw it on there site. very interesting
 

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they have a new bag that replaces the front with out replacing the strut (not to sure on how it works) just saw it on there site. very interesting
Whoa I missed that... Wonder how that works. Is that the part fitted to their re manufactured strut or a different design all together?
 

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ya i saw those the other day. i knew they had manuals on their site i just didnt look that hard. these look pretty straight forward. when i have to this is prob what i will go with. thanks for posting that link to the manuals!
 

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I guess the other issue is if your vehicle has more than 70k it might be wise to replace the entire strut as well.
 

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So nobody on the board has used Arnott's in there 03-08 MKIII? I'm even curious about the remanf. units.

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why would you replace with this knowing that the strut is used? Am I missing something?
I cant see getting the new air bellow with a used strut. I can see alignment nightmares.

Why not spend the $1800 and get 2 new front struts and air bellows. Top it off with an alignment and the front end will handle like new again.
 

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i've used their rebuilt units for many cars.

excellent company, excellent service, and quality parts. I'm a used dealer, but I have used them on my personal Rovers as well.
 

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why would you replace with this knowing that the strut is used? Am I missing something?
I cant see getting the new air bellow with a used strut. I can see alignment nightmares.

Why not spend the $1800 and get 2 new front struts and air bellows. Top it off with an alignment and the front end will handle like new again.

I think when you get the remanf units "including the struts" one unit the strut has been reconditioned as well, at least from my understanding. The reason you would only replace the bag if the unit fails and the strut is new or pretty new you wouldn't want to replace the entire unit.
 

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This might be a dumb question but..................why on Earth does that company only offer replacement parts for the FRONT suspension? It is not as if the rears are bulletproof.
 

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.why on Earth does that company only offer replacement parts for the FRONT suspension? It is not as if the rears are bulletproof. was thinking the same thing- its got to be just a matter of time. the rears are as simple as the p38 and the have replacements for those.
 

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mattdh said:
.why on Earth does that company only offer replacement parts for the FRONT suspension? It is not as if the rears are bulletproof. was thinking the same thing- its got to be just a matter of time. the rears are as simple as the p38 and the have replacements for those.
because genuine rears are only $170, and last longer than the fronts, not much point in trying to compete with that...
 

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Fair enough but I still think they would offer the OEM rears in a kit. I know that if I had one corner go I would prefer to replace everything at once and as such would prefer to order everything from one vendor.
 

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you can get a p38 rear air spring for $170 and they still offer rears for those. but anyway i emailed arnottt and asked if the had any plans for rears- i wil let you guys know what their response is.
 
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