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Old 02-06-2011, 12:19 AM
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W220 air suspension-is there a retrofit?

W220, 2001 S430
rear driver side shock down after very cold waether. Pumped up after driving. no code shown.
Air susp can be expensive. Is there a good retro fit to change to normal shocks? Many Range Rovers have been changed?

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:09 AM
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There are all kinds of that type of aftermarket "stuff" available.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:46 AM
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what is your advice?

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What is your advice in this matter? Is OEM better? There is Arnott industries which claims their shocks have an upgraded design. Rover retrofits also has them.
I suppose there are shocks that bypass the air suspension altogether.
Please share your knowledge on value/ride quality.
Does the repair require dealer level skills or could a solid independant mechanic do it?
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with a specialized suspension, I'd have someone who knows what they are doing work on it, a nice independent Mbz shop or if your confident enough and have the tools, a DIY project
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My advice is to keep the suspension original.

There are "good" quality REMAN air shocks available, or if you have unlimited $$ go with new ones.
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Is there a good retro fit to change to normal shocks?
Nope.

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