2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, OEM Shock Absorbers in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; My rear shocks have a slow leak and will probably need to be replaced soon. Does anyone know where the ...
My rear shocks have a slow leak and will probably need to be replaced soon. Does anyone know where the OEM shocks can be purchased that may beat the dealer price? I was quoted $1,260.00 to replace the rear two shock absorbers (about $500 ea for the parts only). If anyone has any insight, or a resource for finding the OEM shocks for less I would be greatly appreciative.
Ive got 3 leaky shocks right now, and yeah ive been quoted around that price for some new ones. im still driving on them and the sport mode and tour still work fine, the only thing ive noticed is a little chatter when rolling over cracks in the road.
Yea the ride doesn't seem too jeopardized but I have never driven it with new shocks so I don't have much to compare with. And thanks for finding that zerocal. I have heard good things about GMParsDirect, I might give them a try.
It's a pretty gradual degradation in quality over time. You won't really notice it driving until you get new ones and then you 'll be like WOW. Leak is a clear sign of pending failure. I've always used the bounce test. Push one corner of the car down and see if it bounces up and down. It should return up and stop. If it bounces more, shocks are done. If you track your V I would think it would be much more obvious when they start to wear out.
That may be old school, but mine have never gotten that bad by bouncing them. I've had my rears replaced 3-4? times, and fronts once due to leakage. It's very visible to with the dirt buildup. I've never really noticed much of a difference myself.