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When should I replace the suspension?

I have a 2011 limited with 90k and it's ride is really starting to suffer on interstate speeds(65-75). I replaced the tires just 5k ago, it helped a little but I'm wondering if replacing the shocks would smooth me out.

I also tow a 30 foot pontoon so if I can get some suggestions on a good shock for that if needed.


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Re: When should I replace the suspension?

The general rule-of-thumb is to replace shocks every 50k miles. The one time I kept a car past 100k miles, I replaced them at 50 but not at 100 because I ended up selling the car soon afterwards.
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Re: When should I replace the suspension?

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I have a 2011 limited with 90k and it's ride is really starting to suffer on interstate speeds(65-75). I replaced the tires just 5k ago, it helped a little but I'm wondering if replacing the shocks would smooth me out.

I also tow a 30 foot pontoon so if I can get some suggestions on a good shock for that if needed.


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Define "suffer"
Speed related vibration? Tires out of round or not properly road balanced.

Tends to float a bit, or bounce? Those could be shocks.
The Rancho division of Monroe makes some very good, adjustable, shocks that last much longer than factory. "a tad on the firm side"

The older remote control unit [optional] had a bad habit of leaking, but allegedly the
new ones are much better. Allows you to tune the shocks while driving.

Has a nasty habit of the wheel starting to come alive after a small bump?
Fix your shocks, but also replace your steering stabilizer if you haven't done so. Google "death wobble" Rancho used to make a good aftermarket one that would
last much longer than factory.
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The general rule-of-thumb is to replace shocks every 50k miles. The one time I kept a car past 100k miles, I replaced them at 50 but not at 100 because I ended up selling the car soon afterwards.
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