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Rear coil springs or shocks worn out? sages down in rear

Can u tell me the measurement from the center of the rear wheels to the wheel arch so i can check if they need replacing or should i just put air shocks on. It has doe 160,000 so might need to replace them

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    shocks have nothing to do with back sagging, its definitelly the sprigs what usually got tires overtime and compress too much.  you can either replace the springs with stock ones,  heavy duty types preferrebly or install some rubber spacers between the coils as a temporary solution

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Sounds like you need new springs wether it is leaf or coil. . to test a shock push down on corner of veh. and let up if it dosent bounce back to resting with two to three cycles it is most likely worn. you will notice it in the way it handels in the steering when they get bad. hope this helps a little debby

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