Are the struts (electronic) unreliable on the 2008 DTS?

Tiny
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The left front strut is bad on my 2008 dts. The dealer is the only place I can seam to find a replacement electronic strut and it is @$900.00. The non electronics struts are readily available. My delema is do I spend the big bucks to put an OEM electronic strut in only to have the other one or even the new on go bad in a year or two. Or do I just replace both front struts with non electronic ones and be done with it? Also if I do put non electronic on the front, do the rear still work? Any help would be great.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 3:21 PM

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Tiny
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They are not unreliable. They are excellent for the performance of the suspension.
You can get them from the dealer and have them installed at a shop to save a couple of bucks. If you use an aftermarket, you will notice a difference in the ride and will be disappointed.

Roy

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 4:34 PM
Tiny
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Thank you that helps me make the decission.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 4:42 PM
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Good luck

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 5:08 PM

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