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Ulap31

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Self levelling shocks
« on: 22 November 2017, 20:30:35 »

Hi all
Cars been running nice since new head gaskets so thanks to all for the help.
Now need new shocks for MOT vauxhall part 72119085
Where can I get them Vauxhall quoted about £180 each with trade card.
Seen originals on German ebay for £190 for a pair inc postage but being cautious as if they're wrong or faulty means I'm longer with out the car.
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #1 on: 22 November 2017, 20:32:42 »

got mine from vauxhall cost 268 all in trade :y
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #2 on: 22 November 2017, 20:43:53 »

Hmmm the ones on ebay are original just being cautious wondered if there was
Any dealers that had a good deal on at the moment
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #3 on: 23 November 2017, 11:42:38 »

My understanding is that the correct self levelling shocks were only made for GM - no aftermarket company to my knowledge has made them. There are Munro shocks advertised as self levellers, but these are not a straight swap, and the pipe work and compressor system is different.
Personally, I would go with the German listed GM shocks - I have looked a them previously, and there nothing to suggest they are anything other than originals, especially as no other manufacturer does a like for like replacement.
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #4 on: 23 November 2017, 12:01:06 »

just found this oe parts black friday event https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/oenumber/72119085.html
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #5 on: 23 November 2017, 17:57:26 »

Think Iíll go with the gm listed ones as donít need problems with Oe parts not fitting
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #6 on: 23 November 2017, 18:02:05 »

As I said in my previous post, no other manufacturer does a exact oem self levelling shocker for the Omega - the Monroe version needs a reasonable amount of modification to the pipework and fittings to work, and I understand they have a tyre valve fitting as in the old style Cavaliers to manually alter the system with an airline. The valve on the Munroe shock is positioned lower down the body of the shocker as well which may need an extension to the original pipe work alone, never mind the connections and compressor side of things.
I did quite a bit of reasearch into the options when I needed to replace mine. I ended up with genuine GM and have not regretted it , and I tow a heavy trailer regularly, with genuine s/l springs as well.
Many of those in the link are just standard shock absorbers.
For the difference in cost, I'd try a few dealerships for genuine GM self levellers. You could be surprised at the differences in prices from dealer to dealer depending on whether they are in group stock or whether they have to order them from Luton or Germany.
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #7 on: 23 November 2017, 21:35:11 »

At risk of stating the obvious, saloon and estate are different...

Shop carefully :y
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #8 on: 30 November 2017, 19:03:59 »

Cross checked against the gm parts catalog and now have a pair of original gm self levelling shocks for £209 which included shipping.
On another note some idiot side swiped front bumper, taking paint down to the bare bumper about 12 inches long. Now theyíre denying it was them and Iím left with a £250 bill to repair it. Thanks
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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #9 on: 30 November 2017, 19:29:00 »

C'est la vie  ::)! Sometimes you save with one hand only to spend with the other.

I installed Monroe MA825s with self leveling about 8-10 years ago. The self leveling system to today seem to be peachy peachy with them. They used ot be much cheaper bu tI find that either these are out of production or otherwise they have gone up in price.  Even though you don't need these in case it is of value to anyone else,

https://www.andysautosport.com/products/monroe__MA825.html

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Re: Self levelling shocks
« Reply #10 on: 03 December 2017, 13:55:18 »

Shocks absorbers turned up and were changed in a few hours.
Originals were actually rusted right through but what a difference itís made with the new ones.
Just as well that I changed them and they came from a German ebay era and are original gm shocks
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