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Old 05-10-2018, 10:58 PM   #11
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This thread was also interesting. "oemmotorsports" claimed he could source replacements for $1,200 per shock instead of $1800, but that was in 2015.

For whatever reason this really pisses me off. How can the stealer charge $8,000 for shocks that last 10k miles and get away with it.
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:12 PM   #12
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Time does a number on seals etc. Ten years probably had as much to do with it...

I don't know how important having OEM active suspension is for R8 resale. If it's not $8k important, going to a quality passive set sounds like the ticket.
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:31 PM   #13
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This thread was also interesting. "oemmotorsports" claimed he could source replacements for $1,200 per shock instead of $1800, but that was in 2015.

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He is the one that gave me the $5700. Price ... that included shipping so maybe that had something to do with it being higher in price ... Thanks for checking into though I appreciate it
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:55 AM   #15
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For whatever reason this really pisses me off. How can the stealer charge $8,000 for shocks that last 10k miles and get away with it.

It’s ri-goddamned-diculous is what it is. What the fucking fuck. Assholes. It should piss everyone off. Fix your shitty product before reaming people like that. I don’t imagine it’s an unfixable engineering or production problem.
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This makes me feel better about my $10k motor replacement.
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This makes me feel better about my $10k motor replacement.
I missed the rest of that story. Did you have to pay for the replacement?
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I get why AF wants the dealer to replace the shocks, I might be in that same camp.

But if the replaced set fails . . . . It would be "hello aftermarket" for me
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For whatever reason this really pisses me off. How can the stealer charge $8,000 for shocks that last 10k miles and get away with it.
I'm more pissed off by a manufacturer that specs stupid expensive complex parts that doesn't last than I am at the dealer that marks them up a bit and charges book time for labor.

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Old 05-11-2018, 11:04 AM   #20
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I'm more pissed off by a manufacturer that specs stupid expensive complex parts that doesn't last than I am at the dealer that marks them up a bit and charges book time for labor.
I'm with you on the manufacturer part. But the dealer is marking them up more than just "a bit". A random dude on the internet is selling them for 30% cheaper and presumably still making a profit.

The dealer is not only getting the labor income, but raping him for $2300 of pure profit from the shocks as well - profiting from Audi selling parts that don't last. They're in this together.
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