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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-04-2016, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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After about how many miles should you consider replacing the shocks?. Just wondering because my roadmaster sedan has what I am sure are the original shocks, standard FE1 suspension no load leveling in rear. The car currently is just under 68,000 miles it does not bounce uncontrollably or bottom out and when my mechanic friend had it in the air none of them appear to be leaking. Just wanted to know when to consider replacement. By the way should the springs be replaced as well?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2016, 08:02 AM
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The shocks have cycled at least 100 million times in that many miles. Given your description of condition you might just default to the suggested regular maintenance replacement recommended for oem quality shocks, which is at 50,000 miles. Leave the coils alone unless you don't like the riding ht., or if investigating why one side (or end) is setting different than the other.

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If you are happy with how it is...

...then why change it? FE1 suspensions were the original way to repeat customers for GM and "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a really good idea. This site caters to those (moi?) who are desperate to change things, a benign but expensive condition, like collecting Teddy Bears or fine art, so beware of dire warnings of drastic damage from shocks over ten days old. The disease state of "gotta replace the springs" is similar. Truth disclosure... I suffer from this pathological condition but I will not lie to you to palliate my etiology. It ain't broke. Nothing more sane than...Don't fix it.
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hahaha I ken tell you ain't from 'round these parts...

I wes raised wit, "If it ain't broke, you jest ain't foeht wit it enough."

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hahaha I ken tell you ain't from 'round these parts...

I wes raised wit, "If it ain't broke, you jest ain't foeht wit it enough."
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