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Thread: Caravan Shock Absorbers - am I expecting too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rover-56 View Post
    Traveled that track 18 years ago in the S1. Turned my nice new yellow Bilsteins into a lovely cooked nut brown colour.
    S1 could still do it but I couldn't.
    Terry
    Yeah , its bloody atrocious , IMO most possibly the worst road in Australia , I don't think its been graded since I last went up there in 1986 .

    The guys at 24-7 Autoparts in Broken Hill let me sort through their stock of shockers to find something close to fitting , I went around the back and was presented with 3 library size racks of shockers & muttered "oh ****" , luckily the 3rd box I opened was close enough


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    You can buy good quality limiting straps... its a wonder you didnt hear that chain snapping to attention,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro_The_Swift View Post
    You can buy good quality limiting straps... its a wonder you didnt hear that chain snapping to attention,,,,
    More likely it bottomed not topped out that broke it looking by the dent in the end.

    Likely was too long.
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    Likely was too long.
    Is the new one shorter?

    As I posted about the shortest ones are F100 Dual I beam ,AFAIK only made by Koni and some USA firms. The Koni ones are cheaper than the usual Koni Eye watering prices.

    Regards PhilipA

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