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Can struts stand up to 170,000 miles?
Q: I just bought a 1998 Lexus LS400 with 170,000 well-cared for miles. The suspension seems soft. Lexus checked it by doing the "bounce" test and said it was fine. But I think 170k is beyond the lifespan of any coil/strut combination and am guessing I would see significant improvement with replacing all four corners. There always seems to be a wishy-washy answer on when to replace struts, given no leaks, just miles. What is your opinion?
Bob Weber: Motormouth
January 3, 2013