Originally Posted by NaumchukBmw
Car has 49k miles on it and is a DD. I drive about 20-30 miles a day. By how much will shock life be shortened? And also, are new shocks pricey?
Many factors plays on that setup. It's not just how far you drive but also road condition, driving style, etc. Bottom line is stock shocks are designed on a specific spring rates. Naturally, if you put more pressure than it is designed for, it will shorten it's lifespan. Now, being pricey all depends on how much are capable of spending. To some, having coilovers is nothing. I guess if you can't buy it in cash and charge it, it is too expensive. Just my opinion...