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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #60 on: 29 November 2017, 16:51:13 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D

Shocks not leaking, therefore still good  :y
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I'd wager many people only change them, when they fail an MOT due to fluid leak....
Are these the same people who think they can suddenly indicate, then swerve into you lane, expecting you to take evasive action ;D


There are a million and one things that aren't an MOT fail, but should be replaced when worn/misfunctioning/broken.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #61 on: 29 November 2017, 16:51:54 »

I have to say, I've only changed from the original rear shocks in the last year or so and I was hard pressed to tell any difference from the driver's seat.
I expect you, of all people, to be trying much, much harder ;D
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #62 on: 29 November 2017, 17:01:36 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D

Shocks not leaking, therefore still good  :y
I must find a facepalm smiley...

 ::)

I'd wager many people only change them, when they fail an MOT due to fluid leak....

I have to say, I've only changed from the original rear shocks in the last year or so and I was hard pressed to tell any difference from the driver's seat.

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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #63 on: 29 November 2017, 17:10:26 »

I have to say, I've only changed from the original rear shocks in the last year or so and I was hard pressed to tell any difference from the driver's seat.
I expect you, of all people, to be trying much, much harder ;D

Can I point out Mr Wood has a car knocking on the door of 200k (least I think it is!)

Perhaps it's just driver error, blaming the shocks.  :P :P  :D  ;D
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #64 on: 29 November 2017, 17:16:58 »

I have to say, I've only changed from the original rear shocks in the last year or so and I was hard pressed to tell any difference from the driver's seat.
I expect you, of all people, to be trying much, much harder ;D

Can I point out Mr Wood has a car knocking on the door of 200k (least I think it is!)

Perhaps it's just driver error, blaming the shocks.  :P :P  :D  ;D
By the time mine reached 200k, it was on about its 4th or 5th set of rears.  And as many springs IIRC, but most of that was due to a stint of KYB springs that often fail to last the warranty period ;D

Fronts fair a bit better for me, I think it was scapped on its 3rd set, but they were changed prematurely always for handling reasons, in order to dial ut a bit of that god awful high speed understeer that all Omegas suffer. Never broke an Omega front spring either, only changed to Irmscher for handling reasons.
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #65 on: 29 November 2017, 17:19:16 »

But everyone who drove my beloved Silver Bullet hard knew it handled like an Omega should of.  Very predictable, very planted, very stable, very impressive (for a 2t lux exec barge)
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Re: MOT today.
« Reply #66 on: 29 November 2017, 17:36:42 »

The shocks still going strong  :o
Your definition and other peoples do vary wildly in this regard...  ...I remember the way your 2.2 used to bounce around all over the place, but you said was fine ;D

Shocks not leaking, therefore still good  :y


So Tunnie is female then? Presumably they pass the fabulously useless bounce test as well?
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