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Suspension system 2003 X Type

Having just bought a used 2003 x type. Can some tell how the cars suspension is supposed to ride and how can I tell if my struts are bad. We do not have a jag dealer near by.

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That all depends on if you have the comfort or the sport suspension. The sport is a bit stiffer, and the comfort is pretty floaty. Now, repair shops will tell you that you need to replace the shocks every 50,000 miles, however they should be good for at least 100,000 miles. But, how to tell. There are 3 items to check- how much "dive" does your front end have when you brake? If it is significant, then you might be due. The opposite is true when accelerating off the line. Finally, push down on the front and back end with your hands, and if it bounces straight up, then you should still be good on your shocks.

If you have rattles from the shocks, either the mounts or the shocks themselves might be bad. You want to replace the shocks in either case.

Note, that replacing the shocks on the X Type is extremely expensive.

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I have a 03 X-type 2.5 bought new and the ride is nice on smooth roads but once you get any ripples or bumps the suspension is really noisy and harsh. X-Types after 03 have better suspension setups. I only have 34,000 miles on my 03 - wife just drives around the city. To get by I bought Goodyear Comfortred tires and it helped about 10%.

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