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rear shocks
« on: 03 April 2019, 22:37:55 »

can anyone give some help/advice.
own a omega elite on a 1998/9. got an advisory on the mot for a leaking rear shock.mine has the air ride self leveling shock on the rear.
spoke to my local vauxhall dealer and they say they are no longer avaible.any idea's were i might be able to get a pair of new one from?
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #1 on: 03 April 2019, 22:42:46 »

Possibly either Monroe aftermarket or Holden Commodore ones from Australia (these would be an experiment).

Alternative is to fit standard shocks and springs. There are no other alternatives. :'(
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #2 on: 03 April 2019, 22:47:59 »

that's a pian then.i take the spring's are a different rating with the air shock then?
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #3 on: 03 April 2019, 22:50:09 »

that's a pian then.i take the spring's are a different rating with the air shock then?
Yup, they're significantly softer ;)
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #4 on: 03 April 2019, 22:56:22 »

ah right,look's like that will be the plan then.
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #5 on: 03 April 2019, 22:59:20 »

that's a pian then.i take the spring's are a different rating with the air shock then?
Yup, they're significantly softer ;)


The correct ones are softer. Replacing them with standard rate springs and keeping the air shocks is a big improvement: the ride barely changes, but the handling improves and the air compressor rarely needs to work. They're much cheaper too, assuming you can find S/L springs.
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #6 on: 03 April 2019, 23:14:15 »

that sound's a good option as well then as the back end dose feel rather soft.i see monroe do an air ride shock but they say they are for an estate and mine is a saloon.will they be the same length?
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #7 on: 03 April 2019, 23:25:06 »

No. The body of the shock is a different length as is the top threaded mount.
You can only replace saloon with saloon and vice  versa.
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #9 on: 05 April 2019, 00:05:30 »

thanks for the links to the shocks and springs.will be ordering the bits up.
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #10 on: 05 April 2019, 18:31:05 »

I have a new set self leveling for a saloon
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #11 on: 06 April 2019, 01:15:31 »

how much?
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #12 on: 06 April 2019, 12:00:35 »

how much?


Think of postage from NL.
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #13 on: 06 April 2019, 16:55:42 »

If they was not needed immidiatly in this case, they could be taken to the Big Opels meeting in September and I could courier back to these shores then as I will be attending the said gathering again this year
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #14 on: 09 April 2019, 21:14:13 »

how much?


Think of postage from NL.

New set €350 + shipping
Or used set €250 + shipping
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #15 on: 08 May 2019, 17:30:34 »

Hi,
Just had the same problem with mine. Found genuine shocks available in Norway and USA but very expensive with the shipping.
My springs were replaced with standard ones a couple of years ago so i just got some standard shocks.  I went for Bilstein B4,s, I got them from a company called "Spring-Loaded", a suspension specialist. they were about 54 inc postage.  Great improvement to the ride of the car, I highly recommend them.
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Re: rear shocks
« Reply #16 on: 08 May 2019, 21:18:12 »

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