Shock replacement interval or failure?

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Taco Slinger 4000, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    are shocks the type of part that need to be replaced regularly at a specific mileage interval? Or only when they fail? I want to maintain my truck with stock suspension but cost is also an issue. Thanks
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Only when they fail and there's no knowing when since roads are different everywhere and also depends on your use.
     
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    +1
    Give it the bounce test. Push on each corner and make it bounce. Good shocks should settle at ride height in a bounce or two. If its bouncing like a ho on coke it’s no good.
     
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    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I will call my local Toyota dealership to schedule a bouncing like a ho on coke test and possibly a quote for a set of shocks.
     
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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. “Ho on coke” test. Is that the official name?
     
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    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    No. I just spoke with a service advisor apparently it’s just called a “bounce test”. To save anyone the hassle of asking for the wrong test when you call the Toyota service center.
     
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  8. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Lol. Good to know. Thanks for clarifying. It may be a little awkward when you call the service department and ask for a bouncing coke ho.
     
  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You might be suprised... when you ask.
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Yes.
     
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  11. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    "Ho on coke"... I really need to work that into my conversation today.
     
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    What did they say?
     
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    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    About the “ho on coke test”? They said they didn’t have the proper equipment to perform the test. Nor would they take my word and cited that it would be an issue that the technician would have to replicate in person with the proper equipment.
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    ROFL. Nice.
     
  15. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Not really. I was however wondering if you actually took it to see if you needed new shocks or not.
     
  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha
     
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    Taco Slinger 4000

    Taco Slinger 4000 Well-Known Member

    Not yet, I’ll check it myself or per their recommendation. I should be ok for a while bc the most non pavement driving I do at this point is a 1.5 mile unpaved road to and from work
     
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