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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Ride Quality Issues

I have an 07 GXP that I bought new. It seems that for the last 2 or 3 months that the ride is getting worse. I know that the suspension is firm but it's really getting bad.

Has anyone else experienced this? Anyone offer advice?

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What do you mean by "the ride is getting worse"? More firm or stiff? Harsher?

How many miles on your GXP?

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If you mean on bumpy pot hole roads. That is just normal. If you have added the DDM Probeam, LV Brace or the DDM Backbone that would explain it also.

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Any visible grease on the shock housings?
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Re: Ride Quality Issues

Since it got cold? My ride gets noticeably harsher in the cold.

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No, I haven't made any mods on suspension or chassis. Not a cold weather issue. Driving over the same roads that I always do it just seems that the ride is much more rougher than before. Maybe I'm just getting older.
Oh yes, 28,000 miles. A bit soon for shocks to wear out.

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It has happened though - Bilstens are usually pretty quality but I had one of mine fail early on and there have been a few reports of the years.

It's just something easy to check.
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Wasn't there a tsb on leaky struts as well?

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Wouldn't a leaky/failing shock give a soft-floaty ride? Never heard of a bad shock giving a harsher ride - I could only imagine that if it had seized.

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Yeah jwally, maybe you ARE just getting old.

You didn't have work done on the car where they might have over inflated the tires?

Rented a car in Hawaii a few days ago and after driving the car for two days and on the way back to return it, I flipped throughout the DIC. Three tires were at 47 psi and one was at 26 yet NO TPMS warning at all. 26 isn't bad but I guess the system doesn't warn ya' about high pressure. I had thought the harsh ride was be because it was a base model.

Something else to have a look at anyway.

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Thanks, Bob but tires are at 29 psi

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Yes, Jwally, mine has also started 'breaking down' after about 34-35k miles. Lots more jiggles and squeaks, and hearing more air noise from where the windows hit the top. Some of the problems I can fault on the roads I ride but, like you said, it didn't seem to be oticeable for me until a feww months ago.
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Yes, Jwally, mine has also started 'breaking down' after about 34-35k miles. Lots more jiggles and squeaks, and hearing more air noise from where the windows hit the top. Some of the problems I can fault on the roads I ride but, like you said, it didn't seem to be oticeable for me until a feww months ago.
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Mine got so bad, at least to me. That I traded it off when I got back from my last Fl trip after Christmas. Good luck with yours.

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