2005 Nissan Pathfinder 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 87000 miles
Well, it is time for a 3rd set of tires. Without going into much detail.2nd set had problems after problems and pretty much attribute to installation. One of the problems I posted here so thanks for making it so I could actually talk without being looked at like I speak a foreign language.
Anyway: Husband--who is not a mechanic, is telling me I need to replace shocks as well. Other than mileage on car, I have no idea why he thinks this. When Purchased OE, hubby made a big deal that it came standard with "Ranchero Performance Shocks."
When called local shop to order tires/shocks (differing company but recommended BTW). They basically tell me Nissan never installed Ranchero. Now--obviously I did not make this up and my knowledge of shocks and struts is less than my husbands. So I pulled out all the inventory list from when purchased brand new, did an internet search--yep Ranchero. I have no idea if the Monroe Reflex they want to put on are compatible, but they spent at least 4 phone calls this afternoon trying to prove me wrong about Ranchero--so I am questioning this installer as well.
So please help unconfuse me: 1) Should I need new shocks at 87000? What would some symptoms I should see to indicate that they should be looked at first and foremost? 2) Is it true that if shocks are questionable that they should be replaced before set of tires. 3) I've been extremely happy with my Pathfinders suspension and performance--what shocks and tires would you most recommend. I am more concerned with Road Noise but do have to negotiate some ill maintained long, twisty and mountainous gravel driveways (but not in snow). Thanks in advance for trying to help me understand.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 AT 6:48 PM