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Thread: Replacing 101 Landrover Shocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    Hey Ron - in that last pic it looks as if your balls are getting a bit crusty - maybe a sand and polish and a fill of the pits is needed.

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    How does it go ?????
    I have noticed a slight improvement in ride in as much as the super stiff springs of a 101 Landrover allow.
    Time will tell if the EFS shockers hold out controlling the heavy 101 diffs with even heavier disc brake conversion and ARB cast steel diff cover plates.
    The EFS replacements are not in the same class size/ build wise as the original 101 Shock and I would expect they will not last as long and it will be interesting to see how the poly bushes hold out working on the smaller ID shock rings.
    After saying that the standard 101 shocks lasted more that 30 years, so if the EFS one get 10 years or 1/3 third of that I will be happy.
    Time will tell off road wise if I noticed the extra droop travel available in the suspension.
    Humble 101 Landrover owner.

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    The 101 crusty balls are worn out and dribble just like its owner.




    One day I may have to go though the expensive and time consuming exercise in getting them rechromed.
    Tried polishing and buffing.
    The crust you see is I wiped away the dirt and oil so you blokes would pick up the oil leaks
    It didnt work

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101 Ron View Post
    The 101 crusty balls are worn out and dribble just like its owner.
    Too much information - the imagination is having trouble coping.

    The balls only need to be good enough for seals that are in good condition to seal - so wet and dry normally sorts the lumps and for the pits I have given them a light drill and filled with liquid metal to bring back the profile - works a treat though my seals need replacing as they leak when parked up for a while - bit I use a mix of one shot grease and oil so the lubrication is a bit more liquid than just one shot.

    I think with thread is important to current and future 101 owners as we have always had trouble with shocks so maybe getting it created as a Sticky might be worth consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    Thanks Ron - great information.

    When I got my 101 the top and bottom bushes on the front shocks and the top of the rear shocks all turned to liquid on the trailer back form Newcastle to Canberra.

    Like you I could not find any new bushes locally - car are too small - truck are too big. I ended up at a local supplier of truck parts and they had generic universal nylon bushes for small trucks - a little big on the outside and a little small on the inside - sander on the outside down to size and a ream of the hole on the inside - have worked great ever since.

    I see you have changed the retainer split pin arrangement to a bolt on arrangement - I was still able to retain the split pin but they are a bit of a pain to get in - when I next change mine I will change to the bolt arrangement.

    Thanks for the information.

    Oh - Monkey Gum is a walk in the park for a 101 - last time I did it my airline to the CDL was off so it was not until the end that I realised the CDL was not on.

    Garry
    There is a possibility I may end up doing a run with a 6x6 pinzgauser over monkey gum.
    A friend has recently purchased one and monkey gum is a top place to test it out.
    My 101 being double locked 4x4 but on 36 inch tyres verses the 34s???? on the Pinz would be interesting ????
    16 inch ground clearance verses 11inch under the Salisbury plow but 16 inch under the axle tube....verses 8 cyl motor verses 4 cyl motor??

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    I think with thread is important to current and future 101 owners as we have always had trouble with shocks so maybe getting it created as a Sticky might be worth consideration.
    Added to the quick link post, Garry. Thanks.
    101 - 101. A quick find quide to the 101 Forum
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    Bilstein Shock Absorbers for 101

    Martin at 101 parts.co.uk has got Bilstein UK to produce front and rear shocks for the 101's leaf sprung suspension,
    using a genuine new set of shocks to base their valve'ing and design on.
    I understand from speaking to Bilstein that the bounce/rebound valve'ing for coil sprung and leaf sprung shocks are quite different.
    Regards
    Howard

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