20-09-2015, 09:56 AM
Drives: Infiniti G35 (US spec)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Club ID#: 47524
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Signs of when to replace shock absorbers/dampers with aftermarket springs?
I'm looking at possibly replacing my shock absorbers/dampers in the near future sometime. I would imagine that the life of my dampers would be affected due to the slight drop that I have. I could be wrong since the drop is fairly mild.
I'm running 350Z H-techs that drop the car 0.9 in the front and 0.6 in the rear.
The wheels are 19x9 front, 19x10 rear.
Tires are 245/35's up front and 275/35's in the rear.
When the car was at around 150K miles, I had the dampers replaced with Tokico blue dampers. I remember the tech telling me that the OEM dampers still looked good. The Tokico blues were made for an OEM spring set-up so with my slight drop, I would figure that the dampers are always a bit compressed due to the drop and the life expectancy would be affected as well.
Are there any definitive signs when the dampers need replacing for our cars? Thank you.