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Old June 8th, 2006, 09:55 PM
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Wondering if there is a concensus on when it is time to consider replacing springs/shocks? truck is not sagging, springs and shocks are getting slightly rusted, can't really complain, but have been running the HD OME's for over seven years now.
No leaks yet. I remember someone telling me that susp. components usually start to go after 6 years.. Whats your opinion.
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Old June 8th, 2006, 11:18 PM
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With me, it's not appearance but performance. If it starts to sag in a corner or something is visually busted, it's time for springs. If it starts getting wobbly and bouncy on one corner or more of the truck, it's shock time. Mine is starting to get kinda bouncy lately, and doesn't sit level from front to rear. I think I need both shocks and springs all around.

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Old September 20th, 2009, 09:47 PM
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How hard is it to change the springs/shocks yourself? I am mechanical but haven't done it myself before. Is this something I could do at home with a jack?
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Old September 20th, 2009, 11:28 PM
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I did all shocks and springs this summer. Not a bad job at all. I borrowed a spring compressor from Checker Auto (free loaner tools rock) and it made the job 1000 times easier.

When to change should be totally based on performance. If there are no issues with the ride and handling, wait until there is.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 12:15 AM
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How hard is to do the fronts yourself? Any tips? The backs look easy. This is my next DIY
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Old September 21st, 2009, 01:23 AM
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I am still running the original springs and shocks on the 1997 and lately I have noticed that the is a bob on the drivers side when I go over bumps and driveways. Feels like something is loose, kinda soft. I am thinking its time to to change the shocks, springs and everything else that goes along with it so I know I am set as far as suspension for a long time.
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