Join Date: Apr 2017
Car Year: 05
Car Model: LL Bean Edition
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hi. I have an 05 LL Bean edition I was hoping to get some advice on. For about a year now the ride has been really rough on roads even though it still seems to do pretty well off road. I'm feeling every little bump and crevice in the road and I'm sick of it. I've taken her on lot's of washboard gravel roads over the last couple of years, so I'm sure that's to blame. Anyways, I'm looking for advice and info on what needs to be replaced, and recommendations on what brands to use. Do I need to replace the entire shock, and if so should I go with the OEM or is there an aftermarket that would hold up a bit better to my off-road shenanigans? Any advice would be appreciated, but please keep in mind that I'm not a super mechanic, so please dumb down the info to layman level. Thanks.
PS. My Forester has bout 95000 miles, and I'm pretty sure the shocks are original.