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  1. #1
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    Default Shock Absorber volvo xc70 ??

    Hi guys,
    I Need to know how much kms you did with your original shock absorber ?
    And when you change, what brand and model you choose.



    Grateful for your answer

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    Another Spanish like me ... I changed at 180.000 km, front first and days later the rears (noticed more improvement)

    I think the only ones availables are the oem sachs

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanpen View Post
    Another Spanish like me ... I changed at 180.000 km, front first and days later the rears (noticed more improvement)

    I think the only ones availables are the oem sachs
    Thanks for your quick answer juanpen!!
    More opinions??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francesc View Post
    Hi guys,
    I Need to know how much kms you did with your original shock absorber ?
    And when you change, what brand and model you choose.



    Grateful for your answer
    Always change mine around 160K kms as sort of a normal routine.

    Cheers,

    Bill
    Western Head, NS CDN

    '08 BMW 750i (Black Sapphire)-204K kms to-date
    '05 XC70 (Lava Sand)-296K kms to-date
    '02 V70XC-gone @393K kms
    '05 V70R (Magic Blue)-120K mi to-date - gone
    '96 854R (Red)-real CDN-spec 5-speed R - gone @270k kms
    And other Volvos and misc. Euro stuff

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    Rockauto had the best price when I changed mine......

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    Sachs is the OE and they work well. Changed mine at 150,000 miles, which was too late. 100 - 125 is probably a better life. You'll see a difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    Sachs is the OE and they work well. Changed mine at 150,000 miles, which was too late. 100 - 125 is probably a better life. You'll see a difference.
    Further to Astro's comments, keep in mind that if you go too long on your struts/shocks, those impacts that are supposed to be adsorbed will instead be transmitted to other components. So by not changing the shocks, you'll see increased wear in the bushings, wheel bearings, suspension arms, etc.

    Way easier and cheaper over the long go, to just do the shocks at a timely point. When this timely point depends alot on how you drive and what kind of roads you drive on. I'm sure the roads in FL are easier on the suspension then the paved tracks we have up here.

    Cheers,

    Bill
    Western Head, NS CDN

    '08 BMW 750i (Black Sapphire)-204K kms to-date
    '05 XC70 (Lava Sand)-296K kms to-date
    '02 V70XC-gone @393K kms
    '05 V70R (Magic Blue)-120K mi to-date - gone
    '96 854R (Red)-real CDN-spec 5-speed R - gone @270k kms
    And other Volvos and misc. Euro stuff

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    Started to loose the joy of driving around 112k-mi. It lasted 136k-mi, after which replaced all parts that were bolted to knuckle. All OE except LCA.
    2001 V70XC - Nautic Blue/ 2-tone Sand/ Premium/ Instant MPG 12 - 63/ Pirelli P4 12/32" - 740/ Duracell 48/ MOBIL-3309/ Pennzoil EURO 5W-40/ Zimmerman Z-coated/ Akebono/ 190K-mi/ Great Lakes

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    I just changed mine at 70,000 miles. I waited too long. The car was driven in upstate New York, I bought it when it had 48,000 miles on the clock. It's been stated here and on other forums that the wear depends on the condition of the roads driven. I had a rhythmic thumping under the hood, and it disappeared once the struts were replaced.
    Bill
    SE Virginia
    '07 XC70 Lava Sand, Premium, Climate & Convenience
    '98 S70 Base NA

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    And...
    Any Brand or especialy model...?

    thanks a lots

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