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Failed parts:

Rear Shock absorber: £360

4 new fitted Tyres £65 (x4)

Rear Bulb. (Said he will sort it out for me)

Is £700 a good price for a garage to fix this or did I get shafted?

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Sounds about right on the shock, tyres are very cheap.

 

When mine fails on the shocks as I know it will, I'm going to look into a set of coil overs. £700 seems to be the going rate for a set of 4. 

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Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully I'll get my car back in a few days.

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Thats a good price. I had a shock replaced under warranty last year but this years MOT was a disaster. 3 new tyres and the all the brake lines replaced!! Days labour to change the break lines. Cost something like £1500 in total with the tyres. You got off lightly! This was at the dealers which in hindsight I should have taken the car elsewhere but I have the service package with them.

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On 4/16/2019 at 1:55 PM, AmbroseJohn said:

Sounds about right on the shock, tyres are very cheap.

 

When mine fails on the shocks as I know it will, I'm going to look into a set of coil overs. £700 seems to be the going rate for a set of 4. 

John the problem with coil overs is that you will loose the auto variable rate damping. This may not bother you, but it will affect the ride, and handling.

John.

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46 minutes ago, Britprius said:

John the problem with coil overs is that you will loose the auto variable rate damping. This may not bother you, but it will affect the ride, and handling.

John.

I think that may be an option, that I don't have. 🙂

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25 minutes ago, AmbroseJohn said:

I think that may be an option, that I don't have. 🙂

All the GS450h's from 2006 on has them this is why they are so expensive. 
I did some research on this, and I am sure the shocks from the GS350 will fit at about £70 each so that would be a better alternative, but you would still loose the adaptive feature.

John.

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You at least got to your mot time. Mine was due next month but the engine gave way dramatically 2 weeks ago and Copart are picking the car up tomorrow.

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