I have this car three months now and I don,t under stand how hard and rough the ride is, this car has 18 inch wheels, All factory, worse then my 85 corvette. Is there something in the adjustment that can be done. The magnetic ride is set to touring.
Exactly! No hydraulic's or moving parts at all...Quite a simple design actually, just a lot of technology went into it. An electrical pulse is introduced to the fluid and it gets soft or firm depending on the input from the 4 sensors.Mines is leaking and clunks and rides like crap. The dealer had a fit giving me the part number. tried to convince me that the mrc shock was a conventional shock with regular hydraulic fluid. I looked up the magnetic shocks and it's a special magnetic fluid inside the strut.
No dealer mark up to pay, they do that...not 100% on the part #'s, that's just what the site listed.Ludacrisvp said:I wouldn't trust those part numbers. I would not expect the front left and right to use the same part. Also that was about $150 cheaper than the part from the dealer for my front passenger replacement.
I loved the MRC on my previous 03 STS, I never heard of any problems with the F55 shocks on the older generation though. They seemed like they lasted forever on the 03-04 models. Hmmm, makes me glad I don't have it on the V.The MRC system is fantastic, but yes, VERY expensive to replace...I'd take F55 MRC over F45 CVRSS any day though...
I've had a few,How much does it cost to rebuild active suspensions on other high-end vehicles?
You miss my point. Contrast these costs to other manufacturers' designs. $3,000 may not go as far as you think.96 Corvette with F45 - $2200 for all 4 shocks from a dealership.
94 Eldorado with F45 (I believe it was still called) - $2000 for all 4 from dealership.
98 Eldorado with F45 - $2000 for all 4 from dealership.
Links to BMW 7-series replacements....$533 for the RR shock and $450 for the LR.You miss my point. Contrast these costs to other manufacturers' designs. $3,000 may not go as far as you think.