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Rear shock question :)

Postby Pdiddybigbear » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:13 pm

Hey, I need to replace one of my rear shocks on my mk3 chassis cab motorhome conversion.

I’m a big believer in upgrade don’t replace (where possible)
Can anyone suggest a stronger or uprated shocks that I can fit rather than the standard mk3 ones ?

Thanks in advance
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Postby Boltrounder » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:23 pm

Did you find better ones?


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Postby Pdiddybigbear » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:36 pm

Boltrounder wrote:Did you find better ones?


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Ahah nope
I’ve only just asked though, hoping someone on here has good advice :)
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Re: Rear shock question [emoji3]

Postby Boltrounder » Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:41 pm

Guessing this thread died a death


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Re: Rear shock question :)

Postby Altransit » Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:52 pm

If you're setting up the suspension of a race or rally car, I can see that fitting uprated dampers would have some sort of effect on the performance of the car, but on a Transit van, they just need to damp the bounce of the spring, a cart spring, chosen for their load lugging ability, not their performance.

Fitting new, unworn dampers, will be a major upgrade in itself, they are one of those components that you don't notice how much they deteriorate, until you fit new ones :? :mrgreen:
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Re: Rear shock question [emoji3]

Postby Boltrounder » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:09 pm

I had a bmw e92 and hated the ride, when I was checking it over the rear damper had sh*t itself and there was no juice in it, whacked on a new pair and it was a different car.


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Re: Rear shock question :)

Postby Mislaid » Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:34 am

Generally speaking, use a known brand and they'll work better for longer.
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