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Old 10-31-2021, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default Too Old for Suspension Work but Did It Anyway

Here I am, pushing 68 years old next March, and discover my 2009 Xterra has bad shocks and struts. What the hell...I will do the work myself. And I did do the work successfully this weekend.

Along the way I discovered a broken leaf spring on the passenger side...so I fixed that as well. Had a shop make me one and installed it. Now I'm REALLY tired.

And after all THAT....the wife wanted an oil change on her 2011 Toyota Avalon. So I did that too. I slept very well last night.

I keep wondering how long I can go on doing this sort of work at my age, and the answer is...until I can't do it anymore. Wife says, "You're getting older. You should just face that..."

Really? So guess what happened right after I did all this work and we went to bed. Yeah, baby. I ain't THAT old yet. She got up this morning with a smile on her face and said, "Maybe you aren't that old yet, after all..."


I think we still look pretty good for our age, and she's a year older than I am. Picture from last July. Oh...I went with KYB on the shocks and struts by the way. Can't go wrong with them.


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Old 11-01-2021, 12:55 AM   #2
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Old 11-01-2021, 12:39 PM   #3
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Good work !!!
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Old 11-01-2021, 06:54 PM   #4
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Yea Ol'fart... I'm right behind ya! lol

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What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
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