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Old 06-13-2018, 10:28 AM
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I just bought a 2002 Blazer (first time owning an SUV) with only 87k and there's not much wrong with it. The only two things I noticed are a potential steering box replacement and a bouncy ride (feels like your floating in a boat on the ocean when going over dips and such). So first thing is first...I want to replace the front shocks. The back end seems okay and isn't sagging, but eventually I will get that replaced as well.

For now, I need to know a few things:
How much should I expect to pay if I have a mechanic do it?
Is there anything else I should consider replacing while I'm having the front shocks replaced?

I've received three quotes so far and they've ranged from $700 to $1100, which to me sounds insane. I paid $350 to have the rear end of my 2008 Civic redone.

Anyway, I appreciate your help. Thank you.

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My $0.02, don't just buy the cheapest components you can and have them installed... I went that route, bought a complete kit off eBay for like $70 and did all the work myself. Within 6 months I was replacing the ball joints AGAIN because they started popping and rattling... Had to replace the idler arm shortly after because it had so much slop my steering was all over the place...
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My $0.02, don't just buy the cheapest components you can and have them installed... I went that route, bought a complete kit off eBay for like $70 and did all the work myself. Within 6 months I was replacing the ball joints AGAIN because they started popping and rattling... Had to replace the idler arm shortly after because it had so much slop my steering was all over the place...
I was looking at KYB. From everything I've heard, they seem to be highly reliable.
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If you can afford it, Moog is the best quality as far as I'm concerned, and I'm sure a lot of others on the forum will agree with me. I put the replacement Mood ball joints on my 04 after the cheap ones failed, that was about 3 years ago now, and they're still going strong. But they will cost you more up front.
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