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    Life Expectancy of Duel Mode Suspension

    As I am approaching 50,000 mile and seven years of age on my 2013 GTS and as stated in the title. Is there any recommendations on the life expectancy on the OME shocks? Other than one that was leaking a year or so back that was replaced under warranty. I don't feel any degradation in the handling or ride quality as of yet.

    So is this a don't fix it if it an't broke kind of deal?

    I have no need to upgrade as this one doesn't see the track much. To be honest if I did upgrade I would be looking of something with a little more ride quality due to what I most use this car for. High speed touring.
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    If it isnt leaking.. and your not rcing i would think youd just press on at 50k miles.. thats not much

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    You can buy mine to have peace of mind. If you have them you know will never need them.
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    My suggestion is to starting using it as intended...track it once in a while. Then you'll appreciate that you already have a great damper for all your needs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce H. View Post
    My suggestion is to starting using it as intended...track it once in a while. Then you'll appreciate that you already have a great damper for all your needs!
    As mentioned this one only see's the track maybe once a year. I am lucky enough to have another Viper for that job.

    Bruce H. How do you like that 991.2 Turbo S? I believe a AWD 911 Turbo is in my near future. Mostly due to a planned relocation to an area that has a real winter season. Need something to drive when the Vipers are hibernating.
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    Oops, misread re tracking.

    I love the 911 Turbo and had thought I'd drive it on winter tires just on nice clear days and borrow the wife's SUV for the nasty stuff for the odd day that I need to go out. We're both retired so that would be easy. But as winter approached I decided I'd just store the 911 rather than swap wheels/tires and subject it to salt and crazy drivers for the sake of a few day's enjoyment. I've also racked up just a ton of miles on it over the summer so giving it a break is good all around.

    From all accounts the 911 is fantastic in winter conditions, and I wouldn't argue with its top rating as a modern sports car that does it all! It's the sports car you want to use every day for commuting and such because it's a joy to drive, easy to use regularly, and so comfortable...but the Viper offers a visceral and engaging driving experience that it can't match. Both cars would be benchmarks when considering those different criteria. So better keep at least one Viper!
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    Bruce H.

    No plans to get rid of any Vipers They are just too much fun.

    Looking at the 911 as a fun winter alternative vehicle. At first I thought of getting into an older AWD model and then doing a V8 conversion. But I am getting to old to mess with all that so I will be looking for a newer turbo when the time comes.

    Porsche offers what looks to be a very cool winter driving course.
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    I don't know about the winter driving course but in Canada we learn to drive on ice soon after learning to walk and skate on it

    If you do buy a 991 Turbo or Turbo S the earlier 2014-2016 991.1's are very close to the only slightly upgraded 991.2 from 2017-on and are lot cheaper to buy for a daily/winter vehicle. Good luck with your decision!
    2014 SRT Black TA, extreme special occasion fun. Last of the 159 built. Thanks to Ralph and Team Viper for an incredible Viper!
    2019 Porsche 991.2 Turbo S, fun 3 season DD.


 

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