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Shock absorber life expectancy

What is the reasonable life expectancy can you expect out of the original Ford shocks which came with the truck?
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people say after 60k miles you will feel a difference. are any of yours leaking?

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No leaking, but they already have 122K and I do not want having to replace unless it is necessary. I am wondering if performance gradually decreases with miles or do they just either work or fail without any in between?
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Good till you drive off the lot..cheapest shocks made.. all factory shocks are lowest cost per unit gets the contract. Get Bilsteins.
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No leaking, but they already have 122K and I do not want having to replace unless it is necessary. I am wondering if performance gradually decreases with miles or do they just either work or fail without any in between?
with miles. or they can just fail instantly.

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I would replace them... and I too like Bilsteins

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How much are the Bilsteins. I need shocks.

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I have a 2008 f-250 lariat 4x4 and am interested i putting some new shocks on and i too like the bilsteins. where is a good place to buy them and which ones do i get?
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I think mine are factory, they say motorcraft on them so maybe not. If the are factory they have 147k on them and they are leaking. I want Bilsteins but with all they other stuff I want to do to it soon I might have to go cheaper.. What would you guys say is next best?

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Everybody loves Bilsteins,they're an excellent shock-especially for hard off-roading because of heat control with constant up and down fast movement
If you daily drive and occasional off-road,it's all a matter of opinion,my local off-road shop swears by Rancho RSX,so I tried them and like them,mine's a f350 and rides pretty good,but I don't like the lousy factory paint on them ,so I redid them myself and so far so good,I don't off-road like I used to-tired of fixing broken/bent parts
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