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2007 XK with adaptive damping suspension. I know the part number for mine is C2P3132. I found a set that are listed for an 07-09 XKR with CATS and part number 3136 that look identical to mine. I also found a set of used ones that have my part number but say they're for either the XK with adaptive or the XKR. My question is, can I just the C2P3136 ones?
 
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Or is mine compatible with the same as an 2010 XK with adaptive damping? It's part number C2P17670.
 
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Bilstein list the 3132 and 17670 as the same 20-114411. Does that mean I can use the 17670?
 
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Used ?? Seriously do not waste your time

The jaguar spring is one of the hardest springs to compress that I have ever worked on , I'll send you a link and before installing check the shock by plugging it into the harness
 
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Those are probably the XKR shocks he originally asked about.
I went round and round about the same thing a year ago when I needed replacements for my 2007 XK. Since the XKR shocks should be firmer than the XK shocks, I decided not to go that route, and went with the 2010-2011 XK shocks from the same seller for the same price (based on the Bilstein web site showing all XK’s using the same shock, as the OP probably also found).
Was this the right decision? I’m not sure, as they do seem a bit soft, but then I’m comparing the ride of new shocks versus bad shocks (which were very ‘thunky’).
To the OP - if you want a soft ride, go with the XK shocks, for a firmer ride, go with the XKR shocks.
AND, as stated above, those are tough springs to compress. I ended up renting two sets of spring compressors from the auto parts store (4 compressors) to compress each spring (start with 2, one on each side, compress as much as possible, then add the other 2, 90 degrees from the others, gripping on the now exposed distant coils, and compress some more). If you have an impact driver (air or electric), it will speed the process of turning those darn compressor bolts.
 
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KJ your correct with the Spring compressors I too had infact had to use 4 .

Do it right do it once and just because they are new don't assume they are not faulty please plug into the harness first before installing .
 
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Used ?? Seriously do not waste your time

The jaguar spring is one of the hardest springs to compress that I have ever worked on , I'll send you a link and before installing check the shock by plugging it into the harness
I'm not sure what you mean by Used? I wasn't planning on buying a used shock.
 
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Those are probably the XKR shocks he originally asked about.
I went round and round about the same thing a year ago when I needed replacements for my 2007 XK. Since the XKR shocks should be firmer than the XK shocks, I decided not to go that route, and went with the 2010-2011 XK shocks from the same seller for the same price (based on the Bilstein web site showing all XK’s using the same shock, as the OP probably also found).
Was this the right decision? I’m not sure, as they do seem a bit soft, but then I’m comparing the ride of new shocks versus bad shocks (which were very ‘thunky’).
To the OP - if you want a soft ride, go with the XK shocks, for a firmer ride, go with the XKR shocks.
AND, as stated above, those are tough springs to compress. I ended up renting two sets of spring compressors from the auto parts store (4 compressors) to compress each spring (start with 2, one on each side, compress as much as possible, then add the other 2, 90 degrees from the others, gripping on the now exposed distant coils, and compress some more). If you have an impact driver (air or electric), it will speed the process of turning those darn compressor bolts.
You're not getting any kind of faults? The 2010 XK shows a different number for the front shocks but Bilstein is the same so figured I was good but I don't want to do it and then get a fault. I've never worked with springs before but I do know Autozone has the tool to compress them. I've done everything else on the car, I may as well do this.



 
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You're not getting any kind of faults? The 2010 XK shows a different number for the front shocks but Bilstein is the same so figured I was good but I don't want to do it and then get a fault. I've never worked with springs before but I do know Autozone has the tool to compress them. I've done everything else on the car, I may as well do this.
No faults. I’ve got the 2010 XK front shocks on my 2007 XK. Ran fine, with no faults.
Be sure to rent 2 sets of spring compressors, you’ll need both.
 
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I'm not sure what you mean by Used? I wasn't planning on buying a used shock.
In your original post there was mention that you had seen a set of used shocks for sale, hence the suggestion against purchasing a used set.
 
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I added one of these spring compressors to my tool collection, was pretty cheap on ebay and made the job extremely simple!


 
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Thats awesome very safe and efficient as well

Can you post up the eBay link
 
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I added one of these spring compressors to my tool collection, was pretty cheap on ebay and made the job extremely simple!


Forget the spring compressor, a four post lift, and a scissors lift?
Color me green with garage envy!
 
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And how about that flooring !!
 
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Wish he was my neighbour!
 
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Thats awesome very safe and efficient as well

Can you post up the eBay link
Yes it is, holds the spring safely compressed while you slide old shock out and new one in.

Search ‘hydraulic coil spring compressor’ on ebay. Lots of sellers.
 
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Hey thanks guys!

Many years I worked on my cars on jack stands in the driveway! My 50th b-day present to myself was a 40’x40’ shop with 14’ ceiling height in my backyard. Its got three 10’x10’ garage doors.

Equipped the shop with two four post storage lifts (regular lift & high lift) plus the 9000 lb in-ground scissor lift that will lift cars high enough to walk under.

So I guess the coil spring compressor isn’t the only thing that makes things easier!
 
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And how about that flooring !!
Thanks!! Was a labor of love.

Floor epoxy with very heavy dose of sprinkles. 6 coats of clear on top give it a nice shine and make it extremely durable.

I wanted to build the shop of my dreams and proceeded to do so.

The walls are polypropylene pegboard from floor to 8’. Boy that stuff was expensive but will last forever!
 
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Ordered them off of ebay for the 10XK. Should be fun. I've changed out the air struts on my Rover but I've never dealt with a spring before. I've watched videos and it doesn't look too bad. I guess we'll see. I'm also changing out a few bushings and stabilizer link.
 

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