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new suspension all round

Post by Stavros58 » 12/08/19 18:22

Hi, My front shocks and springs need replacing MOT advisory and one of the rear springs has broken since so I'm looking at replacing the front and rear shock absorbers + springs. Im thinking if the front is getting so tired the rears will not be far behind. I've had the car since new and I'm not into lowering it or modding it in any way I just want it back to factory setting. What's the best option and where do I go to get them? My local village garage is happy to use the parts I supply or they will get them for me but I think it will put the cost up. I also need a hand brake cable for one side. Once sorted I'm looking at getting it re-sprayed as well so in all it will probably cost more than the car is worth but the car is worth more to me than the cost if you get my logic which I'm sure you do, and I don't want or need a practical boring square box on wheel,as I use my wifes very capable Honda CRV for all things practical. Any advice would be great and if the suggested replacements improve the ride that would be a bonus.



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Re: new suspension all round

Post by vinp182 » 12/08/19 18:31

Try TCB for your parts
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Re: new suspension all round

Post by Absu » 12/08/19 23:48

Stavros58 wrote: ↑
12/08/19 18:22
Hi, My front shocks and springs need replacing MOT advisory and one of the rear springs has broken since so I'm looking at replacing the front and rear shock absorbers + springs. Im thinking if the front is getting so tired the rears will not be far behind. I've had the car since new and I'm not into lowering it or modding it in any way I just want it back to factory setting. What's the best option and where do I go to get them? My local village garage is happy to use the parts I supply or they will get them for me but I think it will put the cost up. I also need a hand brake cable for one side. Once sorted I'm looking at getting it re-sprayed as well so in all it will probably cost more than the car is worth but the car is worth more to me than the cost if you get my logic which I'm sure you do, and I don't want or need a practical boring square box on wheel,as I use my wifes very capable Honda CRV for all things practical. Any advice would be great and if the suggested replacements improve the ride that would be a bonus.
What MR2 do you have ? REV1 2 or 3...Turbo non Turbo?? That's would be very handy to know!

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Re: new suspension all round

Post by jimi » 13/08/19 2:05

I'll make a wild guess and say that it's a MK3 .... after all the post is in the MK3 Tech forum ;)
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Re: new suspension all round

Post by Absu » 13/08/19 22:52

jimi wrote: ↑
13/08/19 2:05
I'll make a wild guess and say that it's a MK3 .... after all the post is in the MK 3 Tech forum ;)
OK :th: I'm in the wrong Tech forum :laughing :facepalm:

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