Infiniti Q50 Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
'15 Q50s RWD w/ about 57K miles. I have searched the internet and cannot seem to find alternatives to the OEM struts/shocks.
I can find end links, sway bars, bushings and other accessories but not any damn struts/shocks...what gives? Bilstein, KYB, where are they?
 

·
Premium Member
SW New Hampshire
Joined
·
4,889 Posts

·
Registered
2017 infiniti Q50 AWD
Joined
·
1,309 Posts
I was never able to find any, I wish KYB or RCE made some. As far as I can tell OEM are your only option.
 
  • Like
Reactions: jodedor

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
3,227 Posts

·
Registered
2017 infiniti Q50 AWD
Joined
·
1,309 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
17awdq50p is correct; I forgot to say coils are not in my plans as the stock setup is good enough for me. I think getting new dampers on would restore the handling more than enough for me as this car is simply a daily; but I still like my cars to handle simple things like traffic circles like I want them to.

carid does sell the OEM ones but they've been out of stock for quite a while now. And not sure how many of you have looked at Infiniti's e-store, but it's a little hectic searching for stuff there...not the most user-friendly interface.

Bilstein I might understand, but can't believe KYB didn't find this car worth their time.
 

·
Premium Member
SW New Hampshire
Joined
·
4,889 Posts
The OEM Monroe shocks are EXCELLENT, and used in many high end automobiles.

Watch this:
 
  • Like
Reactions: rpiotro

·
Registered
2016 Hybrid 3.5 SportTech RWD
Joined
·
1,114 Posts
Had the same situation at 50k miles. Didn't want to go back to OEM parts. Got me the KW V3 coilovers and am completely satisfied...
 
  • Like
Reactions: JohnInNH

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
The OEM Monroe shocks are EXCELLENT, and used in many high end automobiles.
I don't doubt it but the problem is they're hard to find. For example; on 'infinitipartsonline' and 'genuineinfinitiparts', I can find the front struts but not the rear shocks (only the non-sport ones available). Even on Monroe's site; after you select 2015 and Infiniti, there is no Q50 option.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Had these installed a week ago and about 150 miles on them so far. Most importantly; installer said they were direct fit replacements, no fitment and/or install issues at all. These cost me a smidge over $500, almost half of the Monroes.
 

·
Premium Member
2018 Q50 Red Sport 400 AWD
Joined
·
5,578 Posts
Had these installed a week ago and about 150 miles on them so far. Most importantly; installer said they were direct fit replacements, no fitment and/or install issues at all. These cost me a smidge over $500, almost half of the Monroes.
What was the cost for the install?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Just over 1200 but was an Infiniti stealership, so might be less if a local/smaller shop??? I waffled back/forth on whether to do it myself; in the end, not wanting to spend time crawling around won out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Just want to give an update for those needing new dampers but not wanting the coils route. Had (4) EnduraPro's installed about 500 miles ago; these are the monotubes and not the twin tube EnduraPro Plus. Other than these, all other suspension components are still factory original. I bought the car used so cannot do direct comparo but these have brought a level of firmness and crispness that was missing for the first 10 months I had this car. Curves and rapid transitions are more controlled now and there is minimal unwanted body motions there and under hard braking. I drive pretty much the same roads daily and the car has felt much better since the install. Just a very simple example; when I bump down out of my garage, the front wheels usually bump down independently and used to wobble an extra time or 2 before the car would settle down. That is now gone; just one wheel down, other wheel down and settled.
Just as important, the install went smoothly and was literally direct replacements. Tech didn't have to alter anything to fit them.

I got all (4) corners for about $500 from Vivid Racing, about half of what you'd pay for the OE's. And if you're willing to do the install, that makes this all the more sweeter of a deal.
If I still have the car by then, will try to post milestone updates at like 5K, 10K, etc miles.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top