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My truck is in for its 10 year service with 120k...I've had a loose rear end, slight fish tail after hitting bumps, they said my rear shocks are weak to replace them including labor is $3105.12.

My truck is being serviced at the dealership where I bought it. They have done all the servicing on my truck.

has anyone had their shocks replaced and does this price sound right?
 

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I replaced my rear shocks on my 2012 RRS LUX in August. I do not use the dealer for non warranty repairs - I have a very trustworthy indy shop. I ordered the rear air shocks from LR Direct - they were OEM but not labeled Land Rover. Cost was $200 per plus shipping. Labor was about $100 per. And they are performing great. If you really want Land Rover on the label, they sell them for $700 each.
Here's the part number - LR041110
 

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Kman, thanks for the advice and information. I'm waiting for a call from my SA on this. I have a15% off coupon that should bring this down to $2500 but still a big number
 

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You were given a solution, thanked him, completely ignored it and continued to whine about the price you are being charged. If you own one of these vehicles and don't research the solutions or are not willing to do the labor you might as well bend over and hand the mechanic the lube. No sympathy will be obtained here.
 

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I am too shopping for rear airstruts for my 2013 RRS SC. I have ordered front ones from LR Direct and replaced them a year or so ago, will order rear ones from them as well. $200 to replace strut also reasonable, should not be more then that, as it is pretty much straight forward job, probably simpler then in many other vehicles with McPherson style suspension.
Disconnect airline, 3 smaller nuts on top (1 being real PITA) and 1 big bolt at the bottom, takes 1-1.5hrs.
No reason to do this at the dealer as it is bolt off, bolt on. Generic computer can deplete the suspension, my indie's could.
 

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You were given a solution, thanked him, completely ignored it and continued to whine about the price you are being charged. If you own one of these vehicles and don't research the solutions or are not willing to do the labor you might as well bend over and hand the mechanic the lube. No sympathy will be obtained here.
Ray,

sorry you are offended by my post. I have been a member since 2010 and have found the advice and information very helpful. If you have read any of my other posts and replies, I don't have the mechanical skills to do my own work and I use the information on here to help me make decisions and for my own understanding. I am not whining about the price.
If you are so angry and feel you need to belittle and come after members who appreciate this site then maybe this forum is not for you and maybe twitter is a better venue for you.

If you have read any of my other posts I always appreciate the advice and info I get and have even been thanked a few times more some of the posts I have made.

Again I thank all members who reach out with good advice and I am sorry we have people like Ray who feel they can belittle and have a "god" complex because they can do their own work and have no respect for members who aren't mechanically inclined or have the knowledge to do their own work.
 

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Ray,

sorry you are offended by my post. I have been a member since 2010 and have found the advice and information very helpful. If you have read any of my other posts and replies, I don't have the mechanical skills to do my own work and I use the information on here to help me make decisions and for my own understanding. I am not whining about the price.
If you are so angry and feel you need to belittle and come after members who appreciate this site then maybe this forum is not for you and maybe twitter is a better venue for you.

If you have read any of my other posts I always appreciate the advice and info I get and have even been thanked a few times more some of the posts I have made.

Again I thank all members who reach out with good advice and I am sorry we have people like Ray who feel they can belittle and have a "god" complex because they can do their own work and have no respect for members who aren't mechanically inclined or have the knowledge to do their own work.
For what it's worth I think Ray's reply was pretty rude and uncalled for. Why people feel the need to respond that way is beyond me...
 

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Seriously, rude and uncalled for? Guys come on here daily expecting to get spoon fed information. Being a member since 2010 is worse as you should know better. The search button above if one was to put 10 seconds of time into would have come up with 100's of threads related to any topic posted here. Maybe you two should get together and hug it out on the couch in front of Grey's Anatomy or something, if I offended you. ?
 

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I just did front shock/air bag units on my '06 - ordered the Dunlop units (from Lucky 8) $260 each and had local indie do it (1 hr labor at $100/hr). He said it was simple job (not JLR specialist - but he had a P38 in his shop when I drove past - so I figured - why not !). So far seems good ...

$3000+ dealer price for rear seems crazy high ... most jobs on these cars do not need dealer equipment...I have also done much at home - but did not fancy to tackle this in the driveway to save $100 ...
 

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So $200 per shock plus $100 installation per shock... that brings the estimated total to $600 all done with a reputable indie shop. All shocks probably run around $1500 right? Sorry but I don't get why the $2500 to $3100 cost with a JLR dealer...
I recall when replacing my brakes on my LR4 the dealer said better to take it to a good independent shop as they would charge around $3000. Incredible and much appreciated advice. That came out using OEM parts (which I bought directly) to about $1600 including labor and replacement of LCAs at the front and 4-wheel alignment.
 

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So $200 per shock plus $100 installation per shock... that brings the estimated total to $600 all done with a reputable indie shop. All shocks probably run around $1500 right? Sorry but I don't get why the $2500 to $3100 cost with a JLR dealer...
I recall when replacing my brakes on my LR4 the dealer said better to take it to a good independent shop as they would charge around $3000. Incredible and much appreciated advice. That came out using OEM parts (which I bought directly) to about $1600 including labor and replacement of LCAs at the front and 4-wheel alignment.
Point is get a reputable indie shop familiar as well with LRs and shop for parts yourself.
 

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If you do not have ACE system (Standard on SC/Autobiography trim but optional on HSE then you can get away with very very reasonable replacement cost.
#1, find out if you do not have ACE system.
Folks at Lucky8 website can take your VIN and tell you exactly what you need.
You can go 2 ways from there:
1) Go with Allmakes airstruts which are made by LR OEM supplier Delphi (1/3 of your truck is probably made out of Delphi parts, orignal aistruts in mine, and probably yours have Delphi labels on them) they will cost about $375ea
2) Go with LR Genuine (probably same Delphi airtruts sold by dealer) airstruts that will cost you somwhere near a $1,000ea

Labor: you do not need to find LR specializing mechanic, in my opinion.
Just a good mechanic shop.
There is an airline, 3x M12 nuts on top and one large bolt holding bottom of airstrut to Lower Control Arm. Thats it! One of those 3 nuts is PITA and takes a while to undo as you have like less then 45° to turn the wrench.
Then walk everything backwards with new strut. Not a rocket science, not a tricky job. About 1hr per corner.
If you anywhere near Brooklyn NY I can tell you where to get it done.
You can look up parts from LR Direct, I, personally, never ordered ftom Lucky8 guys, but did plenty from LRDirect. But let me stress it again: find out if you have ACE system as your signature does not have full model of your RRS. If you have ACE, then your rear airstruts will cost $500+ depends who you talk to.
 

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(Update: since posting this, I've learned that the air suspension OEM changed to Dunlop in later years. Also, I've attached a supplier map if anyone finds it useful for MK1 RRS).

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What's now labeled as "OE" for these L320 RRS (mine is 09 RRS HSE) may or may not be Delphi, who makes the original air struts if you look behind your wheels assuming what you currently have are originals. If you really really want the true OE, make sure it's by Delphi, and they will be more expensive at $350 ~ $450 range for each, but still about half the price of "genuine" LR branded struts. You will now find other "OE" struts for these at the $200~$300 range, but they are unlikely to be Delphi.

Simply put, if it's the true OE, the seller will make sure you know it's by Delphi. If they're trying to hide the maker, it's not Delphi...

RRS supplier map:
286395
 

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Yeah but this is insane, especially if you need non-ACE one.
$900 labor for 2hr (2.5hrs max) of work is not even greed, it is robbery.
There is no, absolutelly no need to concider dealer for this, especially with those insane pricetags.
 

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(Update: since posting this, I've learned that the air suspension OEM changed to Dunlop in later years. Also, I've attached a supplier map if anyone finds it useful for MK1 RRS).

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What's now labeled as "OE" for these L320 RRS (mine is 09 RRS HSE) may or may not be Delphi, who makes the original air struts if you look behind your wheels assuming what you currently have are originals. If you really really want the true OE, make sure it's by Delphi, and they will be more expensive at $350 ~ $450 range for each, but still about half the price of "genuine" LR branded struts. You will now find other "OE" struts for these at the $200~$300 range, but they are unlikely to be Delphi.

Simply put, if it's the true OE, the seller will make sure you know it's by Delphi. If they're trying to hide the maker, it's not Delphi...

RRS supplier map:
View attachment 286395
Very interesting picture. (y)
 

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What is the relationship between AllMakes and Delphi?

Changing the Front Air Suspension is only a few more steps beyond a brake job. You do not need any special tools nor would you need to compress any springs/shocks.

Asking on the brands since my rear suspension is probably next to go and need replacing.

Thank you.
 
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