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So went off roading nothing major got home and heard a hissing sound on the front left side and the shock went down

now to repair
Any ideas on cost
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Don't know about your model, but on the 2003-05 BMW models it's $1,000 parts/labor for EACH front air strut at a shop, $1,600 at a dealer. If the internal hydraulic shock also needs replacement due to wear, it's $1,100 / $1,800. I'm guessing yours is similar or the same, but someone else should confirm. Like the BMW cooling systems, the front struts tend to go bye-bye around the 100K mile mark. My fronts failed within 6K miles of each other, so you MIGHT consider doing both if money is not an issue, a personal decision. The rear bags, at least on the BMW rides, can last indefinitely, very robust.
 

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I got 2 front struts from them for my 2010 FFRRSC just under1000.00 for the set including shipping and duty to the USA PA. ,
price from Jan 2020,
I installed them myself along with the 8 piece set of front end control arms and bushing ball joints and sway links.
took about 3 hours total on a lift.
 

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Just in case you want to look at a temporary fix until parts come in:


It's into week two and it's still working fine. I have my new air strut sitting on the work bench but I want to see how long this will work (and it was frigging cold this weekend).
 

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Probably coincidence that you went off roading and it started leaking. They were probably at their end of life anyway. What's your mileage?
 

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Mileage is 81000
my range guy is doing both for 1950 I am getting both fronts done
lifetime warranty not transferable
which means if it goes bad he replaces at only labor cost
 

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So he's replacing the air bladders and keeping the shock? Not saying that's bad just pointing out that it probably won't go another 81k before needing new shocks or rebuild.
 

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So he's replacing the air bladders and keeping the shock? Not saying that's bad just pointing out that it probably won't go another 81k before needing new shocks or rebuild.
He is changing the shocks I don’t know the brand but I have been going to him for six years and he is giving me warranty on parts but not labor
 

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I don't know about Rover shocks, but have had shocks that were still fine on a couple German cars at the 150K mile mark. A far cry from the Gabriel and Monroe shocks of the 1970s and 80s.
 

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Bought arnott from amazon for less than $400 for my 2010 RRS. It’s been over a year now and she’s still going.
 

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So went off roading nothing major got home and heard a hissing sound on the front left side and the shock went down

now to repair
Any ideas on cost
Left front
2011 hse
you can do it your self make sure you get a DUNLOP air bag the rest are no good cheap material
the bag cost $300.00 to $400.00 go to UTUBE for instruction I just installed one on my 2007 HSE range rover
 

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I had my local indie shop replace mine with the Arnott replacements. I got all 4 done for less than the dealer wanted for just the fronts.
 

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Just replaced one front which is a Dunlop brand for £204 delivered mainland UK LR Parts
 
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