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Offline dm

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suspension rubber gaiters/ boots need to change?
« on: October 07, 2015, 05:44:46 PM »
just changed my wheels last week and the mechanic pull my front suspension the rubber boots up say need to service and change already. he also said my brakepads worn.

do i need to change them? i see the brakepads still quite thick from the mounting baseplace although the middle groove bo liao. the rubber boots he pull up so is it spoil liao? anyone can advise me pls?  :pray:

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Re: suspension rubber gaiters/ boots need to change?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 11:02:15 AM »
I changed shock absorbers at 120k km. How is your ride going through humps? Do you feel the car bottom out? The rubber boots you refer to could be the cover. It can crack and doesn't affect the suspension. The shock absorbers will be changed together with the rubber bumps.

Refer to nissan shock absorber campaign. http://www.nissan.com.sg/ForOwners/shock_absorbers.pdf

For the brakepads, how can the middle groove gone? So the brakepad not wearing out evenly?

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Re: suspension rubber gaiters/ boots need to change?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 03:39:31 PM »
dono leh the groove like not there but the pad still quite thick to the base plate. so far the suspension still feels ok, went to my usual workshop and the mechanic said no need to change, the tyre shop ppl scare me nia..

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Re: suspension rubber gaiters/ boots need to change?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2015, 01:05:04 PM »
 A good mech will ask you to change everything. More change, more money. Just take it as super advance warning.
 

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Re: suspension rubber gaiters/ boots need to change?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 11:24:52 AM »
If brake worn that probably have some symptom (Noise), disc worn seriously (uneven).

shock absorber rubber boot? (is it cover the absorber sponge) that is passive item.