SAAB parts help for a friend

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    SAAB parts help for a friend

    My buddy has a 2000 Saab 9-5 2.3 Aero and needs shocks in a bad BAD way. He was quoted by his Saab tech that it would be about $1400 for a full set including labor. He was also quoted that amount by an independant shop that just worked on my CTS. Can't he simply 'BUY' performance shocks on his own? The price of the rear shocks were around 250 a piece. Can't he simply purchase the appropriate shocks and struts from a 'Napa' or other store? Sorry if I sound un-informed, but I don't know much about Saab!
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    Re: SAAB parts help for a friend

    You can buy shocks like any other car, but their quality / durability varies (just like any other car). There are nice ones like Bilsteins and Boge and crap like Monroe.

    Eeuroparts is usually pretty good on pricing, or RockAuto as well...

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    Re: SAAB parts help for a friend

    I just had a quick look at what they cost here in Aus. OEM shocks for a 9_5 are just under AUD100 each (not fitted).

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    Definitely look at Rockauto and price shop. It seems you can get quick strut assemblies as well.
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    Re: SAAB parts help for a friend

    Unless they are those funky GM only electro-mechanical strut/shocks used in some
    Cadillacs/trucks with auto-ride/auto level systems I don't see any problem with aftermarket
    stuff thats prob. used on their GM platform stable mates.

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