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      02-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

So I'm just wondering if its possible for your shocks to be done by 20k miles with 1 track day use. I've noticed my comfort setting has gotten a little more bumpy lately. Maybe because I changed my seating position, but it makes me wonder if it would make that much of a difference if any.

Any suggestions or advice or opinions would help.

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Doubt your shocks are done at 20K but I am trying to bust my shocks so I can justify coilovers.
Take it as a sign and UPGRADE!!!!
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check your tire pressures. They can make things feel really off if they're wrong.
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Hi guys,

So I'm just wondering if its possible for your shocks to be done by 20k miles with 1 track day use. I've noticed my comfort setting has gotten a little more bumpy lately. Maybe because I changed my seating position, but it makes me wonder if it would make that much of a difference if any.

Any suggestions or advice or opinions would help.

Thanks,

Kian
What do you mean by bumpy? If your shocks go the car should feel softer over bumps like a crown Vic.
Bad springs make the car soft, bad shocks do not soak up the bumps and cause sort Of a vibration which would usually be absorbed.

As for shocks lasting 20K, no way. My dad's car has 12k and the suspension feels new, and the roads here are horrible. To give you an idea, I am waiting to change the shocks on my 80K mile E39 M5 (quite possibly the first time) so yeah it should be at least 50K until bushings and shocks give in, springs should last much more
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I'm at 62k miles now with 30k+ of those miles on Eibach springs. I thought the ride was getting pretty harsh about 10k miles ago and thought maybe it was the shocks. I just replaced my tires and everything feels good again. I guess the rubber compound on the tires near the end of the tread life was much harder than the compound used for the rubber near the beginning of the treads.
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Bad springs make the car soft, bad shocks do not soak up the bumps and cause sort Of a vibration which would usually be absorbed.
Thanks for correcting me with incorrect information. Bad shocks will make the car feel softer and it will pogo over bumps. It won't feel bumpy it will feel bouncy. That's why I asked what OP meant by 'bumpy'. Please tell us more about your dad's car.
Well the car cant't be soft and pogo over bumps, it would keep going up and down softly if it were soft, What i meant by bumpy is that harsh jumping and loss Of contact with the tires and the roads, I Am agreeing with you there, just described it differently.
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for a street driven car,stock springs, on decent roads,how long would you expect the shocks to last?
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Thanks everyone for the help! I think I should be fine then.

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Doubt your shocks are done at 20K but I am trying to bust my shocks so I can justify coilovers.
Take it as a sign and UPGRADE!!!!
Thought about it some V3s would be lovely.
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