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Check prices at http://www.gmpartsdirect.com or http://www.gmotors.com or http://rockauto.com and see what the discount price on factory parts is first. Almost any shop can do the install for you if you had the parts in hand.

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Check prices at http://www.gmpartsdirect.com or http://www.gmotors.com or http://rockauto.com and see what the discount price on factory parts is first. Almost any shop can do the install for you if you had the parts in hand.

Oh, and Welcome to Caddyinfo!

Thanks for the reply, it is nice to know there is help out there.

Michael

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Your basic decision boils down to a choice between installing replacement OEM type 'active' parts or aftermarket 'passive' parts. The active pieces are more expensive than the passive.

I replaced my struts (front) 11 months ago with OEM active pieces from Brasington Cadillac and the parts were right at $1,000 ($500.00 each). If you have ever replaced struts on any vehicle before, you will not have any problems on the front of your '99 Seville. In fact, they are easier to change then any other vehicle I have done.

And, using OEM parts is a true bolt-in operation. No alignment required as the parts are designed and manufactured to be a net-build assembly.

You can find OEM passive struts listed for a 1998+ Oldsmobile Aurora and they should bolt right in. Some GM parts counter dudes will require a VIN. However, using passive struts will compromise some of the ride/handling characteristics your Seville is capable of. Plus there will be the suspension codes and messages to deal with.

In the aftermarket, I did find Monroe active strut part numbers. But the price was so close to OEM that I decided to stick with OEM (made by ACDelco) simply because of the manufacturing spec's. and knowing that OEM would bolt-in with no adjustments required.

And all of that is just for the front!!

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