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When is recommended to change shocks/struts? What mileage?

Just seeing when you guys opted to change struts shocks and also if you lowered the vehicle if it made a difference etc.
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Lower springs = stiffer springs; which mandates stiffer dampers.
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Im not lowered but my two regrets with my car was not installing a limited slip diff and bilstein shocks sooner. I love the shocks. Just a tad bit stiffer than stock and a lifetime guarantee.

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Mine are OEM with lowered springs, Ive just changed mine out at 150k km as they were starting to weep and were generally a bit tired.

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My rear shocks got replaced with Bilsteins when one of them popped a seal and totally failed at about 80,000 miles (and 15 years) still on original fronts, now at 95,000 miles. Would like to replace, but I need to do the timing belt, so that will come first.

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I just replaced my front 2 original struts with kyb excel g's at 125k miles, the front left was beyond shot. I have acquired some Tein s tech lowering springs so at some point in the future I plan on replacing the rears with some new KYB's as well and adding the s tech springs.
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