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Thread: New front shocks: DeloreanGo "stock" shocks?

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    Smurfy Member axh174's Avatar
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    New front shocks: DeloreanGo "stock" shocks?

    I recently did some work on my front suspension, and I've concluded it's time to get some new front shocks (currently riding on the original Girlings, and they're not fairing too well).

    Does anybody have any experience with (or opinion on) the "stock-like" shocks that DeloreanGo sells here?

    I'm not looking for a high performance set, moreso a modestly priced and reasonably well-working set. These seem to fit the ticket. I've looked over a number of the shock threads on the forum, but I haven't read about anybody's experience with them. I've seen a couple people riding on Gabriel Guardians, but I hear those weren't specifically "formulated" for the weight distribution in our cars.

    Thanks ahead of time for the feedback!

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    Obvious biased answer from me - but I've had a bit of feedback from a few people that have installed them, and they are very happy. There are essentially a copy of the originals. Personally I prefer the idea of the Spax units, which are adjustable for comfort, but if you just want "shocks that work" then these are it. Not a crossover part, but specifically made for the car, with the original DeLorean part number stamped on them (not the original Girling number though) - and obviously great value.
    A fairly recent item (less than a year), so they aren't many out there yet, maybe 100 or so.... but hopefully someone with actual experience of them will comment below.

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    Hmmm... well I would have liked to have heard from someone on the forum who has had these installed, but it looks like I may have to be the one to test them out

    Quote Originally Posted by DeLoreanGo Arran View Post
    ...I've had a bit of feedback from a few people that have installed them, and they are very happy. There are essentially a copy of the originals... Not a crossover part, but specifically made for the car, with the original DeLorean part number stamped on them (not the original Girling number though) - and obviously great value.
    Since these are essentially a copy of the original Girlings, then I'm assuming the metal bushing spacer matches the OEM size. Would you happen to know if any of the customers who have installed these are using the beefy Byrne Heninger LCAs, and if there were any installation issues? I installed a set of the Byrne LCAs, and when I went to put in my original Girling shocks, the spacer was too big to fit into the LCA (I imagine it's because the thickness of the LCA steel is doubled). I had to grind down 1mm on either end of the spacer to get the shock to fit properly.

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    Not that I know of.

    Just measuring an original shock here, it is 62.8mm wide at the spacers. The new ones are 62.0mm wide.

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    I know that we have performance replacements, but it's very nice to have a proper set of stock front shock replacements, instead of a "crossover". It looks very much like the Girling. I'm guessing the extended and compressed lengths are the same / similar?

    Nice work DeloreanGo! What an awesome time to have one of these cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-81 View Post
    I know that we have performance replacements, but it's very nice to have a proper set of stock front shock replacements, instead of a "crossover". It looks very much like the Girling. I'm guessing the extended and compressed lengths are the same / similar?

    Nice work DeloreanGo! What an awesome time to have one of these cars!
    I believe it is Ed Uding who has these made fwiw. We sell these as a lower cost alternative to AVO's and KW's which we also carry. They feel slightly firmer than stock but have a nicely controlled feel. It is too early to speculate on their longevity versus stock however. We've sold a few sets and have installed just one set so far. We mainly sell the AVO's because poeple usually want adjustable dampening but these are a good bang for the buck.
    Rob

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