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    Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    I am looking at a 2010 with 24k miles (v10) and it seems like leaking struts are a big problem due to cost. Whats the most miles some of you have put with perfectly functioning shocks? (No leaks or replacement) Is failure of struts imminent?

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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    Mine went (MY 2009) at 26,000 miles
    I think it may be age more than mileage

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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    I just finished servicing an 08 with 19,000 miles. Struts looked good.
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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    Have a V10, 2012 and after 40 000 km just recently one of the shocks in the back had to be replaced, luckily I'm still under warranty, not sure what to do if I decide to keep the car when the warranty expires as you can't extend it here in Sweden as you can in US (from what I can recall some of the US members of this forum have stated in other threads concerning extended warranty)
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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    I have an '09 with 40K miles without any issues. I also have 21 track events.

    At 41K miles my rears started to leak. I am replacing all of them. Bring money, $1800US each plus installation.
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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    Is a leaking shock something that would be covered under an extended warranty?
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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    Quote Originally Posted by mngolfer View Post
    I have an '09 with 40K miles without any issues. I also have 21 track events.

    At 41K miles my rears started to leak. I am replacing all of them. Bring money, $1800US each plus installation.
    That's quite a boat-load to do all four! Still probably a bargain compared to other exotics, though.
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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    Extended warranty covered the front because it is called a strut. The rear struts are called shocks, and not covered.
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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    Imagine some cars in Buick, Chevy, and Caddy share the same shocks from the same company......It's just frustrating to see the premium for those in an German car.

    Oh wait, imagine if your shocks go out in a Ferrari 599 or F12berlinetta or California... lol...
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    Re: Audi magnetic ride... Longevity?

    2008 here. All 4 were replaced 4 months ago at 29k miles. 2 were leaking (1 front,1 rear) and it's recommended to replace them in pairs. All 4 were covered under extended warranty, almost $8,000 total.

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