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Symptoms of Bad shocks

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Re: Symptoms of Bad shocks

Post by sventastic » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:44 pm

My experience with original struts on two different P80s at 250,000km is that they ride very harsh over road imperfections, even 1" dips like for manhole covers are pretty jarring.


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Re: Symptoms of Bad shocks

Post by scot850 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:16 pm

I know shipping is a bear to Canada, but FCP has a reasonable price on a pair of Sachs struts and spring seats and then the lifetime warranty. Your friends at Rock Auto have some shocks there including front and rear Sachs shocks/struts.

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Re: Symptoms of Bad shocks

Post by erikv11 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:15 pm

Pull the carpet up and look at the shock mounts, it is very common for these to be broken. Leads to teeth-jarring ride (even more than usual).


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