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Strutts and shocks

2001 kia sportage (last of that design before the new "05 model)… normal city and highway driving… no heavy loads or hauling or pulling… pack some clothing mostly to go to florida every jan. thru april… what would you say the life in miles and years should be for my front strutts and rear shocks ?? i just replaced both at 88,000 miles and 8 years…

You probably didn’t NEED to replace shocks or struts even at 88k miles. I’ve driven many vehicles well over 200k miles without ever replacing shocks or struts, call me crazy. What made you decide to buy new shocks and struts?

The 8 years probably have something to do with it. Nothing lasts forever.