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    Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    I recently bought an '08 SRX V6 2-wheel drive. I am unsure as to whether or not I have the magnetic ride control suspension.

    7nb, 9xz, 6nb, and 8xz are the suspension codes (component comp sel susp). Can anyone let me know if I have the magnetic ride control suspension? Thanks ahead of time.

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    FE3 was the MRC build code for 07. And you can't have 4 suspensions.

    You may want to just check for the electrical connection from one of the shocks. No connection means no MRC.

    The entire list of build code items for your SRX can be found on the inside of the jack compartment door.

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    FE3 was the code for sport suspension 05. F55 has this description for 05, CHASSIS CONTINOUSLY VARIABLE REAL TIME DAMPING MAGNETO RHEOLOGICAL VARIABLE TIME DAMPING CHASSIS(F55)
    IE magnetic ride.

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    They will you all the info on you car.

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    You can't get MRC with the V6, so I would say no. Unless 06 was some fluke year, but I very seriously doubt it.

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    Under the hood, look for these electrical connectors. If you have them, you have MRC.




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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    farmerjohn's right ... F55 is the MagnaRide RPO

    and as for the OP's four suspension codes... that's one for each corner of the car ... i don't know why GM does this but even back in the 90's they were doing this on some vehicles where each shock/strut got its own RPO
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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    Thank you, everyone. for the help and pictures..I do not have the MRC..still reading all the threads..Love my car but hope I have one of the good ones..going to the dealer soon to see if the chain has already been replaced since I bought it used..first registered 09/13/07

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    Caddy, you might want to have the dealer run a "Global Connect-Global Warranty Management" report for you. It will tell you all the warranty and service (and other things) that it has had done since it was first put on the road. Steve

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    Is it true that no v6 equipped SRX has the magnetic ride control? Seems silly not to let v6 owners have it?

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    Also, if you happen to have the SRX Sport Package (which includes 20" rims) you cannot have MRC. MRC was not compatible with the larger wheels.

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    V6 with mrc here. Depends if the original buyer opted to spend more or nonetheless.

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    So magnetic ride control was an option on v6 SRXs? If you want mrc if not originally equipped, and if you want to go to the major expense, is it only a matter of buying the right shocks, installing and plugging them in? Also, is one way of knowing if you have it or not if the top of the shock towers have electrical connections like the pictures above show?

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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    Not that simple, needs module,relay, position sensors and wiring. That would be a major expense.
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    Re: Wondering if I have magnetic ride suspension on used '08 SRX V6

    You can look at the codes located in your spare compartment. Should have fe3 and f55 I believe.

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