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I just got my first Maserati, a 2009 GT - beautiful, but needs a little TLC. I have a feeling that with 68,000 miles that it is due for some replacement shocks.

I know that Bilstein has a good reputation and when visiting the following site, there are dozens of options available, ranging from less than $90 to over $2,500:

https://www.carid.com/2009-maserati-granturismo-suspension-parts/

Having so many options is nice, but I must admit that I am bit overwhelmed. Any suggestions for someone that uses the car lightly, only putting about 300 miles a month on it, and wants a nice balance of comfort and sporty (not taking it to the track, lol)?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
 

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Maybe you already have Bilstiens on there, they were OEM for some models (I am no expert). What make you think the shocks are bad? Do you have skyhook electro shocks - I think you will see a cable coming out of the top of the shock in the engine bay of you do.

As far as I know these shocks should be quite high quality and long lasting items. Unless you need more handling as in track use, I would not change them unless they are obviously bad.
 

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Maybe you already have Bilstiens on there, they were OEM for some models (I am no expert). What make you think the shocks are bad? Do you have skyhook electro shocks - I think you will see a cable coming out of the top of the shock in the engine bay of you do.

As far as I know these shocks should be quite high quality and long lasting items. Unless you need more handling as in track use, I would not change them unless they are obviously bad.
It just feels a bit loose and there seems to be a bit of a wobble when going over bumps, etc. I am going to be taking it to be inspected soon, but with as many miles as it has, I assumed it would be a typical maintenance issue to replace them.

Was looking to do my research so I could be prepared to select the right kind when I assumed the repair shop would suggest it.
 

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Congrats on the 2009 GT and welcome aboard.

For replacement shocks on the GranTurismo, you'll just have a few options to choose from between factory replacements and aftermarket that are bolt in. The shocks and options shown don't appear to mount up like the factory shocks and likely are not compatible with your GT. You'll also need to think about what happens when you remove skyhook the electronically controlled aspect of the Maserati suspension. When a factory shock is disconnected it will set off an error in the factory computer system. We do make error cancelers that allow you to swap to an aftermarket shock option, such as our FD Sport Coilovers, which are well proven and make a great upgrade on the GT.

As Catman mentioned another common issue with the suspension on the GT is the factory bushings start to degrade. Many dealers will tell you that you need to replace the entire control arm but we are able to supply just the bushings at a great price, if needed.

Feel free to have a look at our website or give us a call for more information, always happy to help! We specialize in Maserati and really know the GranTurismo.

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Thank you, FormulaDynamics. Your response is greatly appreciated, helping me to learn more about my car. After my mechanic evaluates the suspension system, I will know what I will need and definitely reach out to you for replacement parts as needed!
 
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