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Tired Bilsteins


Zenonb

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San Diego, CA
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 XLT
Hello all,

I have about 140K miles on a set of Bilstein shocks. I bought these in 2004 from Off Road World in San Diego. In my humble/subjective opinion, they have become too soft and cannot be adjusted to a reasonable dampening rate. Do any of you know what Bilstein and their dealers consider being a defective shock that is replaceable under warranty?

Thanks,
Zen
2000 XLT SOHC
215,832 miles and still going strong
 


ricco750

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'93XLT4X2 (3:27 LimSlip)
It's simply been at my discretion. I got mine originally from Autozone about 10 years ago, and I'm on my third set. Never a hassle, just order the new ones, pick 'em up when they arrive, bring back the old ones, get a credit on my card. I usually change them at about 50K miles. I've got about 240K on the truck now.:usa:
 


mrboyle

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Personally I would be more than satisfied that they lasted as long as they have and retire them for another set. "Lifetime" warranties are for defects in the product, not wear.
 


Rhett

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140,000 miles on the shocks? I doubt they are going to replace under a warranty. That is well past replacement time for any shock.
 


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