Originally Posted by ezed
plan to use the car as a dd.......has about 50000 miles and twenty years on her......years ago i used bilsteins but then found boge gas struts worked for a dd....find the car low enough not to need new springs....do springs wear with time or miles????...thanks.lgreat site
There are a lot of factors when talking about wear and tear on springs like how hard to you drive and how often do you drive. I know that the factory struts and springs on my E39 were probably good for only 40K miles (although they started showing signs of wear before that). I've found that most aftermarket suspension components are over-engineered and tend to last much longer and perform better for a longer period of time. It never hurts to replace struts and springs at he same time in all honesty. That way you do not have an old worn part adding unnecessary wear and tear on new components.