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    Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    one of my rear shocks has fluid all over the bottom of it. the other one is bone dry. do i need to replace both at the same time or just the one?

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    It's good practice so replace both.

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    the other may have well gone and bone dry because its been well overdue on replacing.as ive seen many times.replace both is my advice

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    Replace both or use it as an excuse to get coilovers

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    dammit. ok. while on the subject of suspension/steering jom&terry, the handling is a bit wayward on slightly bumpy roads. visually the wishbone and arb bushes and tie rods look ok, and not much play if any at all in the steering. if i get my car tracked/aligned, would it then be a bad idea to start replacing bushes?

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    It's probably your shocks affecting the whole suspension especially on bumpy roads. Change them both and see what happens then. Best to do both sides.

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    is the suspension the same across the sport range or are the cup dampers different?

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    cup springs and dampers are specific

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    direct from renault at 49.78 each + vat looks the best bet, at least i can be sure of getting cup spec.

    is there anything i should take a look at while the shocks are off? bushes? stuff like that.

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    Quote Originally Posted by kpmatthews View Post
    at least i can be sure of getting cup spec.
    you haven't shopped at a dealership before have you LOL!

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    no don't. i had a vectra sri last year and it failed it's mot on broken front susp springs. came back with non sri spings. looked like it was doing a wheelie. wasn't a dealer, but just don't

    is there a visual difference between the cup and ff dampers? i guess i can compare with the old ones once they're off.

    should i be looking at replacing any bushes when it's off, and would it be a good idea to get some new bolts?

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    Re: Do I need to replace both rear shocks at the same time?

    Don't know if this will help but I just ordered two new OE rear shocks and two new rear OE springs from North West Performance... 50 each INC VAT for the shock with postage of 8! (Springs were 35 each!)

    Mine is not a cup though! Might be worth giving them a shout to see how much the cup ones are!

 

 

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