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Stock shock lifetime

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    Stock shock lifetime

    i got 71 k on my 1998 ss and my shocks are still good, what is the suggested replacement time/mileage for stockers

    is there much of a diff between the ss and z28 shocks?

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    As soon as it's driven off the lot is the time to replace them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Black Trans-Am View Post
    As soon as it's driven off the lot is the time to replace them.
    +1 he is correct give him a prize!!! Stock shocks are good for the ride home to your driveway. Then they should be replaced. Bilstein HD shcoks the best mod I have done for my DD TA

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    recomendations are replace shocks and struts every 50k mi... although mine were still good at 115K...but i finally went the way of the Bilstein HD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrader99 View Post
    recomendations are replace shocks and struts every 50k mi... although mine were still good at 115K...but i finally went the way of the Bilstein HD's
    And how much better was your ride after the swap?

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