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Just had my routine service done (still go to the dealership since I'm still covered by the extended drivetrain warranty). They pointed out that one of my rear struts is leaking and they wanted a little over $2,300 just to replace the rear struts.

After spitting out my coffee and telling them "No thank you," I did some searches to find any how-to videos on DS strut replacement, since I'll be under there replacing my brakes and rotors soon anyway, but the closest thing I found was this video of some guy replacing the springs on an Evoque. FYI, the video is hard to watch.. I kept getting dizzy. I also wasn't too keen on his hammering away directly on the lower control arm without using a rubber mallet or at least a piece of wood to buffer. :oops:

Anyway, curious if anyone here has done their own suspension work and has done or knows of any DIY how-to's or videos?

If not, those of you that have had lift kits/suspension work done... If I might ask how much you paid?
Also curious, because I have the Adaptive Dynamic suspension, if anyone knows where to find those struts. RockAuto doesn't even list the rear struts, and the front ones all show "out of stock." I'm going to call some suspension specialist shops and ask for some quotes, but I was curious on anyone's input here.

Thanks in advance!

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The adaptive suspension uses special shocks that are very expensive.
Yeah, I figured.. I know it has the magnetic fluid inside and the hardware/electronics attached to change the magnetic field/polarization/etc to change the dampening effect..

I’m figuring I’m just going to have to pony up for the cost of the struts themselves, but I thought it seemed like a stiff price just to do the rears.

Granted, they also quoted me a little under $1k just to do my rear brakes! I put a LOT of miles on this DS in the last 4yrs (used to drive 100+ miles a day daily commute), so I’m already due for my second full brake job. Did it myself last time for under $600 for front and rear, with OEM Brembo rotors up front, upgraded pads all around, and upgraded slotted/drilled rotors in the rear (OEM rear Brembos kept warping under heavy braking when I was driving hard or towing my travel trailer - replaced twice under warranty by dealer).

So yeah, I was just hoping I could at least find the struts cheaper from another source.. there is a fine line where it’s just worth it to pony up for the convenience, though. I’m going to get a quote from the dealer to do all 4 corners and see how much of a heart attack that gives me, then rethink my life choices.


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Well… actually I dig into the quote they gave me a bit more.. looks like it actually isn’t a bad price they gave me.

The part itself is LR124717, and they go for about $750-$1,200 per strut, plus shipping, depending where you look. My dealer is quoting the part at $1,018 each, with only $270 in labor, which is surprising.

Looks like I’m just going to act like a real LR owner and pony up. Still going to ask what it’ll cost to get the fronts done at the same time, though.


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