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When to replace the shocks?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TurboGT, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    TurboGT

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    So my taco seems really "bouncy".... It's got 120k on it, and without the truck here to go snap some pics of it, I can only guess it's got the stock suspension components as the previous owner used it for long-distance travel.

    So how long does suspension components last?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I wouldn't be surprised at all if your shocks were bad at 120k. Bouncy ride? sure sounds like that's the issue.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    brettb

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    Yeah bouncy would be the shocks. If it cant hold weight either then its the leafs too. Or springs up front
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    cost-effective solutions??
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    Subbed...considering Sears free install on Rancho shocks....no hijack, just throwing it out there.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    I have some stock trd sport shocks if you want it. It has 50k on it and will prob last another 50 more. Just pay for shipping. Shocks have some minor rust though.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Check them for leaks. Also, push down hard on the front and and rear. If it has a couple rebounds of rapidly decreasing height, they're good. If it bounces for awhile, replace.
    Your tires will show signs of bad shocks, if it's been bad for awhile. Cupped tread and uneven wear spots are good signs of bad shocks.
    120k? shocks are probably shot.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    TurboGT

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    Checking the tires isn't gonna do me any good.... they need replacing as well

    Guess I'm gonna have to start reading up on what/where/how and all that concerning suspensions
     
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