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      10-25-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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When does one need new struts?

Tire place just told me they saw some chop on the rear tires and I should keep an eye on it. They say I prob wont notice anything for another 10-20k miles.

When I asked them when the day finally comes struts plus labor almost 2k on my 2008 BMW 328i ZSP

Car is at 53k
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      10-25-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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if the car bounces excessively you need to replace them. bounce car, if it keeps rebounding they are done.

you could diy for a lot less when the time comes. most of the lowering spring DIYs show you how to do all this. autozone has spring compressor.
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I don't have bounce but I have some extra vibration
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This car will hardly bounce pushing on it even with worn shocks and struts. Anything over 60k and they are getting weak. Alot of the E9x cars I have worked on, the rear shocks are so worn at 60k that I can compress the rear shocks with just 3 fingers. No compression left at all. You will start to notice a harsher ride also.
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