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Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« Reply #15 on: 26 July 2019, 03:41:16 »

Doctor, are the ones from Australia the same spec as Monroe 825.

PART MOUNTING    LENGTHS UNIT PARTS
NO.   Upper Lower  Comp. Ext.      Trav.

MA825 S1 SPEC    15.000"  25.750" 10.750"

I have used the MA825 in the past on my Cadillac Catera. I have switched to Sachs fixed but would not mind going back to Self-leveling if fair price sourced. Believe it or not my car (Cadillac Catera) is only been driven 109,000 km. Body in pretty good shape too.

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Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« Reply #16 on: 26 July 2019, 14:12:47 »

The ones I linked to are for the estate/wagon.

You would need saloon/sedan ones for the Catera ;)
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Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« Reply #17 on: 28 July 2019, 19:13:41 »

I believe for me the closest to the MA825 is the Australian shock Monroe MG118. The MG118 are within 1/4" of the MA825 in extended and compressed specification. I believe the mountings are correct too based on the visual. These are available on eBay below,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HOLDEN-COMMODORE-VT-VX-VY-V6-V8-SEDAN-MONROE-REAR-AIR-SHOCK-ABSORBER/181122802977

EXT. L   COM. L   D. SHIELD     MOUNTINGS
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662mm    385m       NO             S    FS
(26.1")   (15.2")

So if it helps, these may fit the Omega Saloons with self leveling too.
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Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« Reply #18 on: 28 July 2019, 19:53:00 »

Them's the ones :y

You'll probably need the upper mounting parts as they tend to take a beating ;)
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Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« Reply #19 on: 28 July 2019, 23:16:01 »

I have been informed by main dealers that the self leveling shocks have been discontinued by Vauxhall. After quite a search on Internet I have found they are available in USA and Norway but at a high price, 380 is the cheapest from Norway. I am contemplating replacing them with standard ones. Thanks

I may have missed something in this or later posts, but are you after saloon or estate s/l shocks?
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Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« Reply #20 on: 31 July 2019, 22:34:34 »

I changed mine for Bilstein B4s aswell, coupled with Killen heavy duty springs. (Saloon with lpg tank and towbar)
Personally i think the ride is excellent...
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Re: Self leveling rear shocks
« Reply #21 on: 01 August 2019, 17:29:09 »

If it helps any one with Omega Saloon, etc., there has been extensive well researched effort made by a poster on Cadillac Catera (equivalent to X30XE Omega Saloon) as follows,

https://www.cadillacforums.com/threads/suspension-conversion-kit-for-catera.121726/page-3#post-1836104

I have excerpted some of the information to give you a flavour of the post,

BILSTEIN (Opel/Vauxhall)
    -Strut - B4 Gas: part # VNE-4480 (OE Replacement)
    -Shock Absorber - B4 Gas: part # BNE-2861 (OE Replacement)
    -Strut - B6 SPORT: part # VE3-4425 (Firm)
    -Shock Absorber - B6 SPORT: part # B46-2260 (Firm)
    -Strut - B8 SPRINT: part # VE3-4426 (Firm/Lowered)
    -Shock Absorber - B6 SPORT: part # B46-2258 (Firm/Lowered)
    -Boot & Bumpstop: part # ASP-C245 (front)
       
KYB GR2:
    -Strut: # 334903
    -Strut Mount: part # SM5285
    -Shock Mount: part # SM5287
    -Strut Boot & Bumpstop: part # SB101
   
MONROE
    -SENSATRAC Rear: part # 5786

ACDELCO
    - 560227   Shock Absorber
    - Alternate Monroe MA825

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