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Buying A Vx220

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#1 wilksy



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Posted 18 June 2020 - 08:10 PM

I’m looking at buying a VX220 and went to look at one today, when I drove it for a short test drive I noticed the front near side suspension was very crashy and made a real knocking noise, the offside seemed better.

The car has Gaz shocks fitted and all the wishbones were rusty and I guess the bushes are worn.

Is a crashing ride normal, I’ve owned all manner of cars but not a VX so have nothing to reference. I used to Sprint a BDA Westfield and that was no where as crashy.

#2 Johnnyjap



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Posted 22 June 2020 - 04:03 PM

Hi mate, mines on Gaz shocks and its not crashy or not knocking at all so the one you are looking at needs some work.

#3 scw02102


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Posted 24 June 2020 - 03:46 PM

It could be a spring that isn't sitting correctly, was the rear suspension very low?
Sometimes they need a spring helper if you wind the suspension down too low

It the car isn't slammed then sounds like a faulty shock. Gaz are cheap and if they are old could be your issue you can get them rebuilt fairly cheap

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