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New Shocks

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by MrGuitarguy, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    Hi TW. I hope Im in the right place for this question, and if I'm not please re direct me to the right place.

    I have a problem. I have a 98 Nissan Pathfindder 2WD SUV which needs new shocks. I went to get a quote on how much to replace them and the mechanic said it would cost $600-$700. Seeing as $700 is a nice 3' Toytec lift for our tacomas I think this guy is full of it. I asked why it costs so much and he responded with "Pathfinder shocks are a little difficult to work on". I dont believe him. I dont think a 98 Pathfinder can be more difficult than modern cars/trucks these days.

    I think I am going to look for the shocks myself and just charge a friend for the labor. I am new to this whole mechanic thing so I am asking you guys for help on finding the part(s) I need.
    I did some searching and I found these shocks:http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts...content=MC&utm_campaign=PartsGeek+Google+Base
    I have never heard of this brand. Aside from shocks what else would I need to buy? Any parts such as mounts? Also if you guys wouldnt mind could you help me find some shocks?

    All help and input appreciated. Thanks guys. I dont want to get ripped off and I know I can trust you TW guys.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    TexAggie

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    I would look at these http://www.bilsteinus.com/
    I put some on mine, they are great. They also have a lifetime warrenty. All in all I think they are the bet brand of shocks. As for putting them, shouln't be to difficult. I changed mine in a few hours and had never done it before. You might need a spring compactor though to change them. I just rented one from autozone! Hope this helps
     
  3. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Monroe makes a decent product for daily driving purposes. I ran them on an F150 with good results.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    Well I am going to do daily driving.

    I keep reading about struts. Shocks are part of the struts right?
     
  5. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    Looks like you have struts in the front and springs + shocks in the rear.

    Struts will need to be assembled, meaning your existing springs will need to be installed.

    Might be a good time to replace the springs since you'll have everything apart anyway. The suspensions on those Pathfinders do wear out over time.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    I would love to know where or how you found that information.

    So I need 4 shocks and 4 springs correct?
     
  7. Jan 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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