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#1624687 - 04/09/2018 23:12 Shock Absorber!
LuisFilipe Offline
Making a profit

Registered: 26/08/2006
Posts: 272
Loc: Matosinhos,Portugal
I need to change my shocks absorbers, can you please me tell me what brands are the best?
My car (20VT)is standard just as Eibach Springs, i just want something that makes the ride nicer, more confortable.

Thanks.
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Fiat Coupe 20VT 12/97
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#1624699 - 05/09/2018 12:26 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
ScouseCoupe Offline
Club member 1433
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 10/04/2015
Posts: 492
Loc: Sunny Ayrshire
I am using KYB Gas Shocks. Work well with non OEM springs.
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#1624705 - 05/09/2018 13:43 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: ScouseCoupe]
LuisFilipe Offline
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Registered: 26/08/2006
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Loc: Matosinhos,Portugal
Where can i buy this KYB Shocks?
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#1624707 - 05/09/2018 15:53 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
avtokrator Offline
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Registered: 04/01/2009
Posts: 569
Loc: Spain
They have front shocks for the 20vt? I only see reference number for the rears...

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#1624734 - 06/09/2018 09:41 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: avtokrator]
LuisFilipe Offline
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Registered: 26/08/2006
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Loc: Matosinhos,Portugal
Can anybody tell me where the best places to buy shocks (i know Steve from Alternative Autos but is on vacations)?

thanks.
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#1624744 - 06/09/2018 13:53 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
DaveG Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
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Loc: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Steve is away until 11 Sept, only 5 days. He has one on eBay for £120 (2 available)

You could try Shop4Parts, they have them for £80 each and delivery (to UK anyway) is quick, about the same on AutoDoc and variations (buycarparts, etc.) but delivery is from Germany and can be slow.

Even if you search for the OE part number 46456412 for 20vt only, a lot of places will present you with the 16vt part instead.
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#1624949 - 12/09/2018 23:52 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
avtokrator Offline
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Registered: 04/01/2009
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Loc: Spain
So, the thing is this thread caught my eye, as I plan to change the shocks soon, and not long ago there were good offer of brands&prices, just for curiosity took a look over the typical car parts sites, here and there. And now, if any listed as "in stock", only brands as trw and gabriel can be found. And that's not the case only for the 20VT, the 16VT seems to be almost in the same situation. And here goes the question, one thing I never had very clear: the front shock for the 16VT share the same lower mounting points? I mean where the hub attaches with the two bolts?

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#1624982 - 15/09/2018 10:34 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: avtokrator]
Scuderia Offline
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Registered: 11/11/2006
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Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Originally Posted By avtokrator
So, the thing is this thread caught my eye, as I plan to change the shocks soon, and not long ago there were good offer of brands&prices, just for curiosity took a look over the typical car parts sites, here and there. And now, if any listed as "in stock", only brands as trw and gabriel can be found. And that's not the case only for the 20VT, the 16VT seems to be almost in the same situation. And here goes the question, one thing I never had very clear: the front shock for the 16VT share the same lower mounting points? I mean where the hub attaches with the two bolts?


Yes

Aftermarket 16vt/20vt shocks are the same.

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#1625073 - 18/09/2018 01:44 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
avtokrator Offline
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 04/01/2009
Posts: 569
Loc: Spain
Thanks a lot, finally find full set of M-Marelli branded ones at offer. Hope they preform well.

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#1625164 - 20/09/2018 15:39 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
avtokrator Offline
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 04/01/2009
Posts: 569
Loc: Spain
Ha, this was a short-lived joy, start the day with "order cancelled due to unavailabilty" message. Seems the day when basic maintenance parts become obsolete has come.

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#1625229 - 22/09/2018 12:48 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
mr_nobut Offline
Club member 993
Making a profit

Registered: 06/05/2009
Posts: 322
Loc: bristol
Hi, recently bought a pair of KYB excel G-shock rear shocks for my 20vt off eBay
, about £24 each? Fitted and work well with new suplex rear springs also only £25!! Just need to double check they are actual kyb not generic!! Happy hunting rolleyes .....theses were for the rear???


Edited by mr_nobut (22/09/2018 12:50)
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#1625240 - 22/09/2018 17:57 Re: Shock Absorber! [Re: LuisFilipe]
avtokrator Offline
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 04/01/2009
Posts: 569
Loc: Spain
Hi, I was actually looking for the four shock + the top mounts as these were the only parts I didn't change when did the suspension refresh, and the fronts are the ones ones that have me worried, but ordered yesterday full kit of Monroe parts from Germany. It's a bit annoying there's some choice for ritmos, regatas y fiorinos, and each day there's less for the Coupe.

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