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Old 06-24-2005, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
Fred Labrosse
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Shocks

All,

I think my defender 110 needs new shocks (the wheels tend to bounce a
lot when I drive fast (!) on bumps created, e.g., by manhole covers, or
the like).

What do people recommend in terms of replacements. Should I go for the
original ones, or non LR ones? If the latter, which one, where from?

Many thanks for any advise.

Fred
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Old 06-27-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Shocks


"Fred Labrosse" <ffl@aber.ac.uk> wrote in message
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> All,
>
> I think my defender 110 needs new shocks (the wheels tend to bounce a
> lot when I drive fast (!) on bumps created, e.g., by manhole covers, or
> the like).
>
> What do people recommend in terms of replacements. Should I go for the
> original ones, or non LR ones? If the latter, which one, where from?
>
> Many thanks for any advise.
>


Fred:

Make sure they are tight. I noticed my fronts doing the same thing. I
tightened the bolts securing them and now all is well.
> Fred



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Old 06-28-2005, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
Fred Labrosse
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Re: Shocks

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 23:03:18 GMT
"Jack" <jack@dharmabums.com> wrote:

>
> "Fred Labrosse" <ffl@aber.ac.uk> wrote in message
> news:20050624101925.46e663e8@localhost...
> > All,
> >
> > I think my defender 110 needs new shocks (the wheels tend to bounce
> > a lot when I drive fast (!) on bumps created, e.g., by manhole
> > covers, or the like).
> >
> > What do people recommend in terms of replacements. Should I go for
> > the original ones, or non LR ones? If the latter, which one, where
> > from?
> >
> > Many thanks for any advise.
> >

>
> Fred:
>
> Make sure they are tight. I noticed my fronts doing the same thing. I
> tightened the bolts securing them and now all is well.


Thanks for that. I'll have a look.

Fred
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:01   #4 (permalink)
Fred Labrosse
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On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:19:25 +0100
Fred Labrosse <ffl@aber.ac.uk> wrote:

> All,
>
> I think my defender 110 needs new shocks (the wheels tend to bounce a
> lot when I drive fast (!) on bumps created, e.g., by manhole covers,
> or the like).
>
> What do people recommend in terms of replacements. Should I go for
> the original ones, or non LR ones? If the latter, which one, where
> from?
>
> Many thanks for any advise.


I probably should have added that it's for a TD5.

I'm very surprised to see that nobody has anything to say about such a
topic though... ;-)

Looking on the Web, I found loads of different makes from prices ranging
from about 18 to 65. Some are gas, some are not (oil?) but I'm not
sure what this means in terms of being efficient at what they are
supposed to be doing.

Again, any advise will be received very gratefully.

TIA,

Fred
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:01   #5 (permalink)
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In message <20050629113942.6990c0dc@localhost>
Fred Labrosse <ffl@aber.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:19:25 +0100
> Fred Labrosse <ffl@aber.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> > All,
> >
> > I think my defender 110 needs new shocks (the wheels tend to bounce a
> > lot when I drive fast (!) on bumps created, e.g., by manhole covers,
> > or the like).
> >
> > What do people recommend in terms of replacements. Should I go for
> > the original ones, or non LR ones? If the latter, which one, where
> > from?
> >
> > Many thanks for any advise.

>
> I probably should have added that it's for a TD5.
>
> I'm very surprised to see that nobody has anything to say about such a
> topic though... ;-)
>
> Looking on the Web, I found loads of different makes from prices ranging
> from about 18 to 65. Some are gas, some are not (oil?) but I'm not
> sure what this means in terms of being efficient at what they are
> supposed to be doing.
>
> Again, any advise will be received very gratefully.
>
> TIA,
>
> Fred


ok - here goes! Doubtless this will generate some replies.....

The "usual suspects" suppliers will most likely be selling Armstrong
or Whitehead shocks as "pattern" oil filled replacements.
Both are perfectly good, though they may not quite last as long as
the originals. You pays your money and makes your choice I suppose.

As for gas vs. oil - well, first off, it should be borne in mind
that, generally, people are fitting gas shocks to replace knackered
oil ones, an it's no surprise that they are "much better". Gas shocks
are fine as a replacement if that's what you want, but they are only
"necessary" if you are going off road, at speed, for extended periods,
i.e. in circumstances where it is possible that oil in standard shocks
may boil, or least get hot enough to seep past/blow the seals.

So, unless you are going to enter a Comp. Safari or live in the
Austrailian Outback or Sahara etc, I'd suggest that standard shocks are
fine for 99% of users, either replacement or Genuine by your choice.

Tin helmet donned.

Richard
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Old 06-29-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Shocks

On or around Wed, 29 Jun 2005 12:29:57 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:

>The "usual suspects" suppliers will most likely be selling Armstrong
>or Whitehead shocks as "pattern" oil filled replacements.
>Both are perfectly good, though they may not quite last as long as
>the originals. You pays your money and makes your choice I suppose.


I've an idea the originals *are* Armstrong.

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