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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Did you do the same to the Spax but they survived?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Ian S wrote:
Did you do the same to the Spax but they survived?


yes and lots worse :twisted:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:19 pm 
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I wonder if the Spax are shortened and the Bilsteins not. So on the lowered car the shocks rods are hitting the ends inside the tubes and the Spax are not.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:36 am 
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Ian S wrote:
I wonder if the Spax are shortened and the Bilsteins not. So on the lowered car the shocks rods are hitting the ends inside the tubes and the Spax are not.


probably, they are not pukka uprated, just oem spec
the springs on that kit are really crap too and sag

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:53 pm 
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Right,

The time has come to change the front shocks, MOT fail on right front; leaking too much oil.

So, what to fit.

Apex kit is on there now, 7 years old, or so.

And the drivers side of the car is about 15mm lower than the passenger side!! Why? Can these springs sag that much on one side?

Do any of you, or anyone you know, have experience of KYB Ultra SR or Bilstein B6 on this car, or any other car? Both are high gas pressure mono tubes shocks, vs. twin tube generic makes such as Apex with low or no gas pressure.

Currently it looks like KYB are £100 for two and Bilstein £210 for two.

I'll need new springs I guess? Any recommendations please?

A problem is lack of data on the spring rate to match the valving of these shocks. They are a bit firmer valved so may need slightly firmer springs?

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