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Old 06-09-2019, 11:27 AM
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I have a 2015 z06 never driven in the rain, never driven in snow, stored in a heated garage and at 5300 miles the front shocks are leaking bad and the rear shocks are starting. Crazy you can't get more than 5500 miles out of them and of course the car is out of warranty
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I have a 2015 z06 never driven in the rain, never driven in snow, stored in a heated garage and at 5300 miles the front shocks are leaking bad and the rear shocks are starting. Crazy you can't get more than 5500 miles out of them and of course the car is out of warranty
Oe parts from rock auto $321 times 4 plus labor.
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Oe parts from rock auto $321 times 4 plus labor.
thanks
I was there this morning as I am a frequent flyer there lol
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I was there this morning as I am a frequent flyer there lol
Lots of great deals on parts for the c7z and our other daily drivers at rockauto!
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I ordered a set of 4 a few days ago, they arrive tomorrow and I'll attempt the install next weekend. Here's a thread I started about the magnetic shock failures here: https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...k-failure.html

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Lots of great deals on parts for the c7z and our other daily drivers at rockauto!

yeah, but stay away from their air filters
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Blah that sucks, why waste your money putting oe crap on that is prone to failure
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1000 miles a year. Probably needs to be driven more. Good luck with the install
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has anyone ever install a non adjustable shocks and do away with their Magnetic shocks , will it throw a code ?
Reason Im asking is if one day mine leaks and out of warranty Id just get me a set of Bilstein or Koni
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has anyone ever install a non adjustable shocks and do away with their Magnetic shocks , will it throw a code ?
Reason Im asking is if one day mine leaks and out of warranty Id just get me a set of Bilstein or Koni
You'd need these: https://afepower.com/afe-control-436...mall-connector
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Originally Posted by Zan Dad View Post
Blah that sucks, why waste your money putting oe crap on that is prone to failure
I wouldn't go as far to say they are "prone" to failure. In the 5 year history of the C7 there haven't been that many threads on it.
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