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Posted: 11/13/22 10:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How often should they be replaced. Thanks.

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Posted: 11/13/22 11:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mine are 22 years old still working great..


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I replaced mine after 10 years and it really improved the ride and steering


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Yes, all DP's have shocks.

No standard answer to how long they last:

Were the OE shocks "least expensive bid" or "best available"?

How many miles on them? Mostly smooth roads or rough ones?


Best to TEST THEM:
Drive over regular shopping center speed bumps at regular/low speeds. If an axle bounces more than 1.5 times replace the shocks.


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Sounds like a reasonable test. What would be a good replacement brand? I have 90,000 mi.on my 2006 travel supreme.

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I changed mine after a couple of years for what I consider better performing ones. OEM were too harsh


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