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ShadowStripes
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Recommended Shocks

Post by ShadowStripes » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:20 am

Hi All!


So, time to tackle another item on my long 'To-Do' list for my HDI Estate. The Suspension!

I'm hoping there's not much to do there, since some items have already been replaced when I initially purchased the car, a couple years back. But, the shocks themselves will most likely need to be replaced.

After a brief chat with my mechanic, I'm now looking into buying some new shock absorbers. I'm hoping to keep the ride on the 'comfort' side, but the few times I was able to really chuck the car into some country roads, I really would like it to roll a bit less in the curves.

Any recommendations on what kind of shocks to aim for?
2001 -> 2016 - a bunch of Puntos, Golfs, Astras and even a Clio
2016 -> ____ - Y2000 406 Break 2.0 HDI 110 Executive (Delft Blue Pearlescent)

dirtydirtydiesel
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Re: Recommended Shocks

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:33 am

Bilstein B4's all round on mine & very happy 8)

To be honest there's not much choice other than Bilstein's , KYB's or cheep sxxt :roll:
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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dirtydirtydiesel
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Re: Recommended Shocks

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:39 am

ShadowStripes wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:20 am
Hi All!

I really would like it to roll a bit less in the curves.

Any recommendations on what kind of shocks to aim for?
To be honest you won't get 'stiffer' sports dampers for these :roll:
Just new one's will be a improvement & stiffer lower springs help :cheesy:
I have p.i springs on mine -30mm & 25% stiffer :wink:

Much better with no noticeable loss in ride comfort & that's with 16" rims :)
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

ShadowStripes
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Posts: 26
Joined: Mon May 02, 2016 4:57 pm
Location: Portugal... or wherever the road takes me...

Re: Recommended Shocks

Post by ShadowStripes » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:44 am

Thanks for the input!

My mechanic mentioned several names such as Billstein, KYB and Monroe, but added 'gas' struts might be a better choice, especially for a car this size.

Been poking around online and there's a lot to choose from: Gas struts, oil struts, mono-tube, twin-tube, adjustable...

Which would be the best choice to put in the old 406?
2001 -> 2016 - a bunch of Puntos, Golfs, Astras and even a Clio
2016 -> ____ - Y2000 406 Break 2.0 HDI 110 Executive (Delft Blue Pearlescent)

dirtydirtydiesel
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Re: Recommended Shocks

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:54 pm

The Bilsteins are gas :wink:

Don't think that Monroe are available for the 406

Koni sport yellow stuff are but they cost over £500.00 for my coupe :supafrisk:

ps: anything new will feel great compared to 100k + shocks, don't forget worn bushings, drop links & Top mounts
& sagging springs :shock:
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: )
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby )
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

pp2000 owner / user, can offer Diagnostic's / fault code, reading / clearing for beer tokens in Leicestershire.

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