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Old 01-28-2014, 12:30 PM
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Service Advisor just told me my struts were "leaked out after 35,000 kms on my 2011 Ram 1500.

They recommend replacement at many $$$$

Of course its just after the warranty expired.

Is this normal for a newer truck with low kms ??
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haven't read about strut failures, see if the dealer can help depending on how far out of warranty you are. if not, then go aftermarket.
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Go to rockauto.com buy Monroe quick struts and have them installed by a mechanic you trust then get a front end alignment and save at least $$ from the $$$ dealer wants.....
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definitely not going back to the dealer.

I am just curious if struts should last longer than 35,000 kms in mostly city driving...
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i would think they should last way longer, unless you are off road often.
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My daughter has a 2010 with 91K on it and hers are fine. Should last a long time.
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I install my Bilsteins at 35,000 miles and both of the fronts on my truck were blowns out also. I wasnt happy seeing that either. It sucks.
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