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

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, & Tyres' started by daddycool, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. daddycool

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    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?
     
  2. DrR

    DrR ClioSport Club Member

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    It's good practice so replace both.
     
  3. Dunn

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    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 :smile:
     
  4. TimR26

    TimR26 South Central- West Berks ClioSport Area Rep

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    Replace both or use it as an excuse to get coilovers :wink:
     
  5. daddycool

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    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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    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.
     
  7. daddycool

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    is the suspension the same across the sport range or are the cup dampers different?
     
  8. Fred@BTM

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    cup springs and dampers are specific
     
  9. daddycool

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    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.
     
  10. Fred@BTM

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    you haven't shopped at a dealership before have you LOL!
     
  11. daddycool

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    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 :smile:

    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?
     
  12. Mister_G

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    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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