mike9956

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Hi Bro, Good Day

 

I got a quote from a popular workshop in Sin Ming to replace a pair each of front airmatic suspension (OEM BIlstein), lower control arm (Euro OEM Meyle/Mahle) and front linkage (Euro OEM Meyle/Mahle).  Labour/supply  $4818 (incl GST).  This is the 1st change in 97,000km. Am I overpaying ? Know of a  cheaper solution ?

 

Would like to hear from you !!

 

Cheers...Mike

 

 

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Last I done the replacement my cost as follows:

Front air Matic around 950 one piece

Lower arm 150 one piece

Thrust arm 130 one piece

Total including labour should cost you less than 3000 to replace

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Hi Mark, Thanks for your reply.  would you mind sharing the workshop contact.

Also, are those item OEM Taiwan/China or EU ?

 

Cheers

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Hi air suspension is blistein, arms are oem Germany. I bought my own parts and bring to workshop for repair

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I did mine at Chip Soon.

 

Blistern front right airmatic, radiator return valve, rubber hoses, transmission oil change, service (lube) change. total damage 1800$.

 

brake disk & pad, lower front arm not changed.

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Is it okay to change 1 side of the suspension ? If it works well, may do the same next time. My workshop highly recommended to change 1 pair and then go for wheel alignment.

Cheers

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of course it's better to change a pair so as to strike a "balance", usually if you change just 1-side and go for wheel alignment (important), it should ride ok. However, since the other side of the airmatic strut is also "old" liao, it is only a matter of time you will need to replace it (usually within next 1 year). It's air suspension, ride is acceptably ok.

 

it's up to you and your expectation of a smooth ride. :phew:    

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