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#1 malcz

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 06:38 PM

Evening all.

 

Just got the VX tubby out of the garage for the first time in 4 years (embarrassing I know).  Taken for MOT and got back on the road but one of the rear shocks is now leaking so back in the garage

 

Having looked on here it seems the options are to remove and send to Bilstein for refurbishment  or to purchase GAZ shocks.  Has anyone sent their shocks for refurb and got a rough idea of what costs might be?

 

Can you not purchase the OEM rear shocks any more?  Another obsolete part?

 

I have emailed Uk Lotus Centre to see if they have any available.

 

I have no plans to track the car so am not to bothered about adjustable shocks particularly but if I end up going down this route do you need to get these set up for normal road use or do you just "have a play" with the setting up yourself.

 

Any help appreciated.

 

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#2 Nev

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 06:45 PM

Refurb is your best option IMHO, certainly a hell of a lot cheaper than buying new from Lotus.


Edited by Nev, 14 July 2019 - 06:46 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:00 PM

Thanks Nev



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Posted 14 July 2019 - 07:57 PM

Work on about £100 a corner inc Vat for a refurb by Bilstein.

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 01:39 PM

Worth checking if Junks still has these for sale.. They should be compatible with a standard Turbo (potentially a little firmer).

 

http://www.vx220.org...x220-bilsteins/



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 02:18 PM

I've a set that I bought to stand my vxt on while my nitrons were refurbed...
Apparently only done 30k, I'd only want what I payed for them. Never driven on in my care as it hapoened whist I was on sorn?

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:27 AM

Work on about £100 a corner inc Vat for a refurb by Bilstein.

good money after bad, IMO.



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:23 PM

 

Work on about £100 a corner inc Vat for a refurb by Bilstein.

good money after bad, IMO.

 

 

What would you recommend?



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:28 PM

What would you recommend?

Nitrons.

Or some good used Billies if you're on a budget.



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:53 PM

Okay so it looks like probably the fast road rather than the street series?  Bearing in mind I don't track the car..

 

 

 

 



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

I have just received my new adjustable dampers, and have used, but fundamentally okay (no leaks) Exige Bilsteins that I was going to sell.


If you are going to send yours for refurb i'd lend you these if you cover the postage to you and back to me.

Edited by blackoctagon, 17 July 2019 - 08:34 PM.





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