Advice for Suspension Replacment

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Rebuilt absorbers doesnt seem to last. Not as long as original?
how'd you come to this conclusion? If rebuilt to stock specifications then shouldn't be an issue.
 

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My front absorbers are on their 3rd rebuilt. First round they clamp back, second round they ask to do serviceable if going to keep the car, which I did, so now in third rebuilt in 20 years. In between for a few years was using the D2 coil overs....
 
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My front absorbers are on their 3rd rebuilt. First round they clamp back, second round they ask to do serviceable if going to keep the car, which I did, so now in third rebuilt in 20 years. In between for a few years was using the D2 coil overs....
3 rebuilds but how often do you use the car, mileage wise in between each rebuild?
 

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That means roughly 6-7 years per rebuild. Durability isnt bad
Yah, the front OEM set, first round rebild should be around 6 to 7 years, then 12 years, because first rebuild was when VR engine transplant, 6 to 7 years rebuild, then another 6 to 7 years later transfer to my hyundai until 2019, 3rd rebuild back to VR.
The rear original Top perfect hi lo set was used for 19 years until leak then rebuild ..... :driver:
 

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Yah, the front OEM set, first round rebild should be around 6 to 7 years, then 12 years, because first rebuild was when VR engine transplant, 6 to 7 years rebuild, then another 6 to 7 years later transfer to my hyundai until 2019, 3rd rebuild back to VR.
The rear original Top perfect hi lo set was used for 19 years until leak then rebuild ..... :driver:
fuhh long lasting. Thats the diff of old days and nowadays hand work, materials.
 

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A lot of the older ones dont have, my old saga dont have this, I not familiar with newer cars so cant comment.
Should have. Yours probably disintegrated. My VR have, My ex wira have, even my 1996 Hyundai have. Is a dust cover for the shaft....
 
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Should have. Yours probably disintegrated. My VR have, My ex wira have, even my 1996 Hyundai have. Is a dust cover for the shaft....
The covers are not bellow type, and they dont cover the whole shaft, some dirt can get under it, and scratch the shaft and damage the seals, thats why absorbers fail quite frequently over here.
 

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How many of you cover the shock absorber shaft with rubber boots like the americans. Supposedly shocks will last longer.
I did. The boots prevent dirt directly splashes on the shaft. If the dirt manage to get into the seals and damage it or scratch the shaft too badly, your shocks will leak
 
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The cover should cover the whole shaft when its on the ground. Cannot see it when its lifted, its not enclosed as well.
My stock KYB shocks arent even leaking when I changed it few days back. Thats 8 years old, but the shaft doesn't have any force anymore. Even retreating up takes ages.
 
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I did. The boots prevent dirt directly splashes on the shaft. If the dirt manage to get into the seals and damage it or scratch the shaft too badly, your shocks will leak
Yup, covers just slightly more than the exposed shaft. But after long time use, the cover will tear too.....
 

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The cover should cover the whole shaft when its on the ground. Cannot see it when its lifted, its not enclosed as well.
My stock KYB shocks arent even leaking when I changed it few days back. Thats 8 years old, but the shaft doesn't have any force anymore. Even retreating up takes ages.
Not enough gas dy......