Shocks/struts replacement

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by LbJoe, Dec 26, 2021.

  1. LbJoe

    LbJoe New Member

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    I currently have 110k miles on the car and have never had it done. Tires are wearing normally/evenly and rotate them often. No one has suggested I replace them: not Toyota, my mechanic, tire dealer or my alignment guy.

    When should I do the replacement?
     
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  2. bisco

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    when the ride becomes uncomfortable, you have a leak, or the tires become a problem. a preemptive strike isn't a bad ideaeither, if you're keeping the car long term, but not necessary
     
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  3. southsidedakota

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    90-100k miles replacement time
     
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  4. black_jmyntrn

    black_jmyntrn Active Member

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    I recently replaced my springs and shocks on my PIP. It rides a little higher but I no longer scrape the front and the car handles like an f1 race car.
     
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  5. Mendel Leisk

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    Let sleeping dogs lie.
     
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  6. douglasjre

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    Replace at 200k. Reuse springs. Buy KYB excel g from rock auto.
     
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  7. N.J.PRIUS

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    I currently have 93,000 on my 2013. Absolutely love this vehicle. If there is one item I am not happy with it is the shock absorbers. With the current state of roads in N.J. there are a lot of pot holes. Occasionally when hitting a pot hole it seems to "feel like a direct hit." I guess I need to watch more carefully and avoid pot holes!

    My prior Prius was a 2005 and when I sold it at 129,900 miles it seemed to have a better ride suspension/shock absorbers.

    Hope everyone is well, safe and Happy New Years!
     
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