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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-14-2014, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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When to replace Shocks?

I now have over 4k miles on my stock Shocks. Should I replace them just because? or if they seem ok, just leave them alone? They are probably shot and I'm just used to it. They have been some brutal miles.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2014, 05:07 AM
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Not sure on the life of factory shocks, I'm still riding with my originals at over 6,000 miles. My riding style is moderate! If I replace shocks, I think I'll go aftermarket.

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5+K miles on mine, still doing the job so far … but I don't jump mine or do any of the "kid" stuff to abuse them either , I too will upgrade to some good ones when I do change out, but in all truth with the heavier springs not sure I need the high priced ones now.

for clarification I have aftermarket 350 lb. springs on the rear and the original rears on the front

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That was what I was thinking, heck the springs can be picked up for 30 dollars each!

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aftermarket shocks are not cheap,but the results are un-real when you get them tuned in.......when the wife can tell a difference that's telling you something.

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I have over 6,500 but mostly road miles, I would like to try some new ones but the price scares my away.

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Yes, talk about sticker shock! And I thought drag racing was getting expensive! LOL

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Yes, talk about sticker shock! And I thought drag racing was getting expensive! LOL
Not real sure what all is out there in aftermarket that fits our cats besides Walker Evans and King................... I looked at it as if i already put a few thousands in options whats another thousand or so.

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Thanks guys. I'm not bouncing, just feels a little bumpier

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