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Date Registered: 02-2021
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Are shock/springs 'settling' a thing?


When you have installed a new shock and spring combo, is it expected it can tack a while to settle in terms of ride height and feel? Or is that an urban myth?

I've put in a KYB Excel-G shocks and King Springs combo all round so I'd expect a different ride feel for sure... but wondering if I can expect further changes over the next few days at thing 'settle'.

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2010 ST (MY10). ** MODIFIED*** King lifted springs, Rear protection tray, Sony XAV-AX1000 headunit, CMD05 Command parking sensors, Garnish Mount reversing camera, Tow bar, Left side cargo drawer, ClicOn dash mobile mount
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Date Registered: 10-2021
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Re: Are shock/springs 'settling' a thing?


Hi Nick,

I can't speak for the X-Trail, but had new rear springs (on shocks with around 80,000km) and new front shocks fitted on my '05 CRV a couple of years ago. Pedders did the job, and used 'close to OEM' parts - nothing exotic.

The car had around 280,000km on it at that point, and there was noticeable sag on the rear springs, and front shocks had never been replaced.

The immediate change in driving was massive - no bounce, and a very smooth ride. I could go onto driveways and other change of road surface at speed, and hardly feel a thing.

In my case, after a few weeks, I started to feel the road a little bit more again, and some squeaks that were present immediately after install went away, and some small new suspension noises came up.

However, the overall ride was still vastly more comfortable and different from before I did the change.

Hope this helps?

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2009 T31 Adventure Edition 2.5 Petrol/6 Spd, 192000km
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Re: Are shock/springs 'settling' a thing?


Thanks Roelof, I've noticed the springs have settled a bit more now. It seems like the lift isn't as much as when I first installed the kit, but the shocks have made the car really feel much better.

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2010 ST (MY10). ** MODIFIED*** King lifted springs, Rear protection tray, Sony XAV-AX1000 headunit, CMD05 Command parking sensors, Garnish Mount reversing camera, Tow bar, Left side cargo drawer, ClicOn dash mobile mount
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