First Generation Stock ZF Damper Lifespan

kg4pto

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So my 2013 R-Spec has about 91k miles on it. Getting way more body roll than I'm used to and she's starting to bounce a bit. Thinking the stock ZF shocks are on the way out. How long, in mileage, do those ZF SACHS dampers usually last?
 

OUsig

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I imagine anytime as I am at 94k miles with my 13rspec and I can tell when leaving my neighborhood (we have a few tight turns) my body has more of a push to it in my car than in our 2007 TAHOE! That I just replaced the struts and springs in.
The dealer says the struts are "fine" AKA not leaking...if so they would be trash.
I have replaced a bunch of stuff recently on my car and done a lot of maintenance so I assume the struts are next.
 

memphiskane

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Not to sure about usually but on my 2012 R-spec my rears crapped out around 55k and the fronts around 70k. I am about to replace the fronts as they are just about unbearable at this point. Thats mixed city and suburb driving. That being said I bough the car used at 30k so not sure how it was used prior.

Only indicator for me as the ride was not bad but a bit squirly in the rear and it cupped the hell out of a brand new set of P Zero Nero's.
 

memphiskane

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Did the rears myself. Not hard to do at all. Bottom bolt was a little tight to get at but not bad. Paid I think about $150 a piece with a coupon from hyundaioemparts.com

I believe the fronts should be about the same. Little harder to do, need a ball joint separator to pop the dual ball joints at the top arm and a spring compressor. There is an ok ball joint separator at HF for about $20 I think. Then just rent/borrow a spring compressor from advance auto.
 

pimpngenesis

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I would also like to know about coilovers (megan or BC racing). Also can the 5.0 2015+ have coilovers or is the Continuous Damping Control in the way.
 

memphiskane

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I would assume it would be cheaper for the BC coils if you did them yourself. Have to remember most dealers charge list for parts unless you have a coupon and the ZF's run around $230ish list each. Then figure $130-$150 per hr labor with probably 3 hours at least needed.

No clue on the 2nd gen car adaptive suspension.
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