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When to replace the shock absorbers?

Our Hemi has 168k miles on the clock now and after checking the service records I don't see any bills for changing the front or rear shock absorbers. Normally I change them on my other vehicles at circa 60k. However I have noticed a bit of bounce and roll recently on the Commander which got me thinking about getting them replaced?

Anyone else done significant mileage on the XK before replacing the shocks?

I can't believe I've done 168k on the original set!!!!

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Yeah you could definitely use new struts/shocks.




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I was actually told when I had tires getting rotated/balanced that they noticed front strut was blown. Thats when I definitely knew it was time to replace them and did rear shocks too.

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Sounds like your on borrowed time. You'll like the vehicle better with new shocks/struts.
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