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Old 07-26-2014, 12:07 AM   #1
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Brakes and Shocks, Airbags Longivity

Looking at 2006/2007 patriot thunder, has more miles than I would like. Trying to learn how many miles the brakes, shocks and air bags last. Any help would be appreciated. THANKS

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Old 07-26-2014, 05:34 AM   #2
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This may help answer your questions.
My OLD eagle ; tires I'm on my 3rd set, seem to make it 90,000 miles and almost 6yrs. They say 7yrs max on date codes.
Air Springs: Still have the originals- 22 yrs no cracks or signs of severe wear, however I do have a new set ready, just need the time.
Shocks: I put a new set on @ 150,000 miles
By the way that is a very nice Coach your looking at.
Regarding the above, there are other factors to consider.
How long does the Coach sit and where- inside or out.
Miles per year ect.
Mine is stored inside climate controlled from late Oct to Late Jan and then I roll south and used frequently.

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If driven correctly (not dragging brakes all the way down steep grades), they will last longer than the shocks or air bags. Air bags should last 10 years +. Shocks too but are more dependent on the type of roads driven. Lot of variables in this question.
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Brakes and Shocks, Airbags Longivity

I currently have about 63K miles on our '02 DS that we have owned for two years.

I have read that the brakes are designed for 100K miles of service. I have had no problems with mine.

Airbags I have not researched, but mine are OEM and have been deemed satisfactory through several inspections. Airbags are very heavy duty, constantly flex (unless in long term storage), and have virtually no direct UV exposure, all of which is good for rubber.

We recently replaced our OEM shocks with Koni due to the rough ride. Vast improvement. I was advised that the longevity of shocks is highly variable, but about 50K miles would be a high life limit.
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My airbags, shocks, and brakes are at 19 yrs and 96,000 miles.
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