Suspension Component Longevity

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Suspension Component Longevity

Post by churchie386 » Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:38 am

At recent service I was told the front tension arm bushes were begining to degrade, albeit not seriously. So was considering recplcing all four lower arms to refresh the front end and complement the two new dampers.

Got me wondering, at what age does F3x suspention wear out?

In my experience of Porsche (996, 997 generation 911s), suspension arm bushes and ball joins are almost "consumables" and by 8 years and >80K miles (where my D3 is now) would certainly be past their prime.

Also need to replace rear springs ... currently on order.
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