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Old 07-26-2010, 09:42 PM
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leaking shocko

Rear, on my 2004 G35 Sedan.

Took my car in today to get a fuel door lock replaced an an oil change. So of course they noticed it needed new brakes. It had been 35K miles for the front since I replaced the pads at 34K, and I had never done the back. So, $806 later (after coupon and extended warranty deductible), I learn that the shock is leaking. I think the quoted price was in the $350 range.

Is this out of line counting installation for an OEM shock? It seems so when I see prices for third party shocks online.

I guess I could go to a Nissan dealership too to see if they can do cheaper.

If I go non-OEM, wouldn't I need to at least get a second shock so they would be matching?

I, personally, aren't interested in lowering the car like a lot of people seem to be.

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Wow $806 for a brake job? They took you for a ride.

Look into tokico shocks. They can be had for around 400 for 4 and they'll prob last you longer than oem ones.
 
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by WhosRich View Post
Wow $806 for a brake job? They took you for a ride.

Look into tokico shocks. They can be had for around 400 for 4 and they'll prob last you longer than oem ones.
It also included an oil change and a repair to my gas door. I just remembered that it cost $330 several years ago at a Nissan dealership for front brake pads/turn rotors, so it seemed comparable.

Is $400 installed?
 
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^^^ Installed? No. You'd have to do them yourself or find a shop to do it.

Check with the vendors on here. I bought a set for $300 shipped to my house. Haven't installed them yet, waiting for it to cool down a bit.
 
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Originally Posted by WhosRich View Post
Wow $806 for a brake job? They took you for a ride.

Look into tokico shocks. They can be had for around 400 for 4 and they'll prob last you longer than oem ones.
Not sure about the G35 but my G37 sedan has Tokico OEM shocks. I found that out when I replaced my brake pads. I'm guessing they are Tokico Blues.
 
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Tthe Tokico "Blues" (Tokico HP) can be found for around $60-70 a shock. For example:
http://www.autoanything.com/suspensi....aspx?kc=ffsku
Installation for the rear shouldn't be more than 1hr per side, and any mechanic can do it, so figure you shouldn't pay more than $100/side.

And, btw, rear shock replacement is a pretty easy DIY job if you've got a little time and a few basic tools (jack, breaker bar, socket wrench, torque wrench). I just did the rear Tokico D-specs (including the extensions) on my car and it was cake,and I'm certainly no mechanic.
 
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Thanks. I'll check with a local mechanic I use for my pickup for a quote.
 
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Thanks. I'll check with a local mechanic I use for my pickup for a quote.
If you have any friends with powertools and alittle bit of know-how you should be able to change it yourself. Is it the front shocks that are blown or the rear? It's really easy.. just needs a lot of muscle and brains.
 
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if it's a front strut it's a bit of a pita because you need a spring compresser to do it. If it's a rear shock a chimp could do it in under a half hour
 
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