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geospider
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shocks

Postby geospider » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:40 pm

I've read where the hydraulic shocks can lock up when the car has been sitting for a while.
mine was sitting for about 3 years. how do you know/what would you feel if this is the case?

generally drives OK, but can seem to jump right or left with a bump in road: can feel through the steering wheel. I am going to replace all bushing, ball jts.

thought?

Geo

klweimer
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Your car is a: 1982 Spider 2000
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Re: shocks

Postby klweimer » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:08 am

You should be able to push down on any corner of the car and have it rebound smoothly back up. I'd be suspicious of any corner that doesn't do this. If I was replacing all the bushings, ball joints, etc, I'd replace the shocks (they'll be out anyway), unless I knew their full heritage.
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geospider
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Re: shocks

Postby geospider » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:06 am

hard to believe the Tire Rack seems t have the best price on the Koni yellows: $104 per plus a $50 rebate.
from what I have read, that's about as good as you will find.
since I am planning on doing ALL the rest of the suspension, this should happen too.

PhillySpider
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Re: shocks

Postby PhillySpider » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:15 am

geospider wrote:hard to believe the Tire Rack seems t have the best price on the Koni yellows: $104 per plus a $50 rebate.
from what I have read, that's about as good as you will find.
since I am planning on doing ALL the rest of the suspension, this should happen too.


Just checked it out on tire rack and am confused. Details say max rebate is $70, but nothing about minimum purchase requirement. Wonder if you can get a $50 rebate on one and have friends and family order the other 3??? :twisted:

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howelljd
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Your car is a: 1980 Fiat Spider 2000
Location: Clinton, MS

Re: shocks

Postby howelljd » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:24 pm

The $50 rebate is directly from Koni for purchasing four individual shocks from the Sport series with part prefix 80. It's Koni's promotion running through the end of May. Looks like Summit and Tire Rack have the same price.

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mullioni
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Your car is a: 1979 2000
Location: Greenwood, SC

Re: shocks

Postby mullioni » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:42 pm

CARiD has them for $100.80 each / $403.20 for a set of 4 and free shipping. Part # 80-1877 Front. #80-1878 Rear

geospider
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Re: shocks

Postby geospider » Fri May 12, 2017 9:48 pm

Just ordered. Along with springs and all bushings, bearings. can't wait to get it all put together.
next will be 15"s and tires

summer cruising; oh yeah :D


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