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    Strut lifespan?

    In general, how long do the front stuts last?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sworn View Post
    In general, how long do the front stuts last?
    Depends on the roads where you live for one. I'd say a general consensus is 75k-100k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    Depends on the roads where you live for one. I'd say a general consensus is 75k-100k.
    And also depends if the OP's car is lowered.

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    The more info. provided, the better the response I can give.

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    And if you driven it MI, divide the standard by 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    And if you driven it MI, divide the standard by 2.
    And they are shocks, not struts.

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    Depends on the roads where you live for one. I'd say a general consensus is 75k-100k.
    K, sounds good. I've got 65K

    And also depends if the OP's car is lowered.
    Not lowered. Yet.

    I was just asking as I'm planning more suspension mods.

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    Mine has 112k I believe, it could probably use some Bilsteins or Konis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I have some out in the garage with 12K miles on them
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    Did the 35th Anni's come withthe French DeCarbons, or something more up scale?
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    To the OP, you can destroy a strut is seconds by hitting a serious pot hole.
    OR,, you could get many years out of them..

    Due to the wide range of various types of surfaces in any given place.
    The various manufacturers of dampers give you an expected mileage and service date on their shock absorbers.

    Beyond the scope of that, it's likely going to depend on your own driving habbits. IMHO

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    Not sure about the 35th Camaro but the CETA has deCarbon shocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Curiuos?

    Did the 35th Anni's come withthe French DeCarbons, or something more up scale?
    Mine came with the decarbons. There was an option from SLP to upgrade to their suspension package, but for what the extra cost was from GM, not worth it if ya know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Mine came with the decarbons. There was an option from SLP to upgrade to their suspension package, but for what the extra cost was from GM, not worth it if ya know what I mean.

    The slp upgrade was bilsteins, but with a bit of a markup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Mine came with the decarbons. There was an option from SLP to upgrade to their suspension package, but for what the extra cost was from GM, not worth it if ya know what I mean.
    I gotcha. I was currious is all.

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