Shocks

Hello to all. I am a very new Syncro owner (4 days). First job will be new shocks all round. Are they easy to get and if so does anyone have any reference number, brand, supplier etc that I can chase down?

Regards, Peter
Hi there,

Welcome to the club. I hope you get lots of joy out of Syncro. We have yet to do the shock mod ourselves, but many people seem to swear by Old Man Emu shocks. I think they're available through ARB.

Francesca.

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM, anni43elli <peter@coeconsult.com.au> wrote:

Hello to all. I am a very new Syncro owner (4 days). First job will be new shocks all round. Are they easy to get and if so does anyone have any reference number, brand, supplier etc that I can chase down?

Regards, Peter


Many thanks Francesca. There is an ARB store in town and I know the owner so I will follow up.

 

Cheers, Peter

 

 

Gidday

 

No opinion offered. Just read on the web the experience of another T3 owner titled “Clockwise Round Oz in a Wasserboxer Campervan”. From his experience doing a fair bit of off the bitumen driving with a loaded van he recommends oil rather than gas shockers. The author gives as his reason “gas shockers overheat too easily”. Any feedback from the old guard most welcome??

Bugger me if at the end of his journey he didn’t sell the T3 and bought a new Japanese 4WD diesel ute. Go figure.

B well

col

Has anyone stopped to consider if the genuine shockers, as designed by VAG and Steyr Puch are adequate for what the vehicle was designed to do? 

Or are we on the let’s “improve” the Syncro path?

Les


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Col Hadley
Sent: 26 April 2010 19:46
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks

Les

 

Fully subscribe to the theory of if it ain’t broken then don’t f!!!!k with it…..BUT does that mean R&D has never been responsible for producing that which needed to be improved upon. Are all variables always covered eg test the components in say in one continent ( temperature ranges to – 30 to another continent (temperature range to mid + 40).

Other than that mate this forum is about people sharing their experiences isn’t it?

So in your opinion stay with gas.

AND

Love your passion

 

B well

col

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Les Harris
Sent: Monday, 26 April 2010 7:55 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks

 

 

Has anyone stopped to consider if the genuine shockers, as designed by VAG and Steyr Puch are adequate for what the vehicle was designed to do? 

Or are we on the let’s “improve” the Syncro path?

Les


From: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Col Hadley
Sent: 26 April 2010 19:46
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Shocks

Les

 

AND

 

While we’re on about VAG and Steyr Puch and “lets improve the Syncro didn’t you fit a decoupler ???

 

B well

col


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Col Hadley
Sent: Monday, 26 April 2010 8:20 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks

 

 

Les

 

Fully subscribe to the theory of if it ain’t broken then don’t f!!!!k with it…..BUT does that mean R&D has never been responsible for producing that which needed to be improved upon. Are all variables always covered eg test the components in say in one continent ( temperature ranges to – 30 to another continent (temperature range to mid + 40).

Other than that mate this forum is about people sharing their experiences isn’t it?

So in your opinion stay with gas.

AND

Love your passion

 

B well

col

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Les Harris
Sent: Monday, 26 April 2010 7:55 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Shocks

 

 

Has anyone stopped to consider if the genuine shockers, as designed by VAG and Steyr Puch are adequate for what the vehicle was designed to do? 

Or are we on the let’s “improve” the Syncro path?

Les


From: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Col Hadley
Sent: 26 April 2010 19:46
To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Shocks

old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available from vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said that the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a ring i am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
bob
If anyone is able to find a complete set of the elusive old man emu shock in australia shoot me a mail. My ARB dealer keeps telling me they're out of stock and they don't know when they will have more available. This is after frequent enquiries over the past 6 months! I tried another ARB dealer which managed to confirm there must be two sets floating around somewhere but couldn't say where and they would most likely cost in excess of $800 a full set. Now when you consider I could have a set sent back over from the U.S for $850 including $240 postage that seems quite an unfair price. Am curious to hear from anyone elses experiences buying these shocks here.
 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: rcdale@bigpond.com
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:25:06 +1000
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks

 
old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available from vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said that the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a ring i am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
bob




Find it on Domain.com.au Need a new place to live?
Hi there,

I'm not going to weigh into any debate, but as a newcomer Peter might
find some useful information via the following link:

http://www.syncro.org/suspension.html#Shocks

Francesca.

On 4/26/10, Col Hadley <cwhadley@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Les
>
>
>
> AND
>
>
>
> While we're on about VAG and Steyr Puch and "lets improve the Syncro didn't
> you fit a decoupler ???
>
>
>
> B well
>
> col
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Col Hadley
> Sent: Monday, 26 April 2010 8:20 PM
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks
>
>
>
>
>
> Les
>
>
>
> Fully subscribe to the theory of if it ain't broken then don't f!!!!k with
> it...BUT does that mean R&D has never been responsible for producing that
> which needed to be improved upon. Are all variables always covered eg test
> the components in say in one continent ( temperature ranges to - 30 to
> another continent (temperature range to mid + 40).
>
> Other than that mate this forum is about people sharing their experiences
> isn't it?
>
> So in your opinion stay with gas.
>
> AND
>
> Love your passion
>
>
>
> B well
>
> col
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Les Harris
> Sent: Monday, 26 April 2010 7:55 PM
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks
>
>
>
>
>
> Has anyone stopped to consider if the genuine shockers, as designed by VAG
> and Steyr Puch are adequate for what the vehicle was designed to do?
>
> Or are we on the let's "improve" the Syncro path?
>
> Les
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Col Hadley
> Sent: 26 April 2010 19:46
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks
>
>
>
>
does old man emu do rebuilds on there shocks i have another vehicle ford with koni units fitted new ones are not available but koni can rebuild them.
bob 
i contacted volksbahn auto sydney www.volhsbahn.com.au and they can supply shocks front $220 each, rear $288 each German units maybe a discount if a group buy was arranged who knows
there must be shops in melbourne that are vw parts suppliers
bob

Col,

Yes, I did and I will repeat for probably the twentieth time the reason why.

I bought my Syncro in December 2003.  It had two different makes and sizes of tyres on the front and the back axles.  Needless to say, the VC had copped a real hiding and was thoroughly aggressive (early operation) as a result.  I fitted new tyres immediately but the damage had been done.

I then spent some time analysing the handling characteristics of the vehicle.  Whilst I had good knowledge of engineering AWD systems (I built the proof-of-concept and prototype Holden Adventra series of vehicles), I did not have any knowledge of the VAG / Steyr Puch VC system.  After running a series of tests over several months, my conclusion was that handling and braking characteristics with the VC system were a considerable advance on the basic two wheel drive (running with prop shaft removed).

The downside of my particular Syncro was that the aggressive action of the VC resulted in pronounced binding when making full lock manoeuvres on high grip surfaces, producing a severe load on the whole drive line. 

The options open to me were to replace the VC with a new one (whereupon the binding is reduced to an insignificant level) or keep the aggressive VC and fit a decoupler.  Since I had extensively tested the characteristics and preferred the handling and braking of the aggressive VC, I elected to fit a decoupler. 

When I refer sarcastically to “improving” the Syncro, I am referring to the first principles of engineering design. 

The question sequence is:

  • What is the function of the part in question
  • Does the as-designed part fulfil that function
  • If it doesn’t, what alternatives are available
  • Do the alternative parts have a satisfactory service life
  • What, if any, are the knock-on effects of the alternatives
  • Do a cost-benefit analysis

 

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Col Hadley
Sent: 26 April 2010 20:37
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks

 

Les

AND

  While we’re on about VAG and Steyr Puch and “lets improve the Syncro”, didn’t you fit a decoupler ???

  B well

col

 

___

Bob, Melbourne has become terrible for parts supply. Most places will either say they dont do t3 any more (wreckers) or the prices will be steep. I recently bought a water pump and front screen seal from tooleys for less than half the price I could find in Melb! Greg E

--- On Tue, 27/4/10, Bob Dale <rcdale@bigpond.com> wrote:

From: Bob Dale <rcdale@bigpond.com>
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Tuesday, 27 April, 2010, 10:27 AM

 
i contacted volksbahn auto sydney www.volhsbahn. com.au and they can supply shocks front $220 each, rear $288 each German units maybe a discount if a group buy was arranged who knows
there must be shops in melbourne that are vw parts suppliers
bob

 
I bought a set recently for a bit under $800 from ARB in Richmond (Melbourne). They told me they were an item that had to be ordered but they gave me a 6 week timeframe and they came quicker than that.

Only fitted the rears so far but they are much nicer than the Bilsteins fitted 2 years prior. The Bilsteins were fine but made a bang when going over large bumps.

Gary




 

If anyone is able to find a complete set of the elusive old man emu shock in australia shoot me a mail. My ARB dealer keeps telling me they're out of stock and they don't know when they will have more available. This is after frequent enquiries over the past 6 months! I tried another ARB dealer which managed to confirm there must be two sets floating around somewhere but couldn't say where and they would most likely cost in excess of $800 a full set. Now when you consider I could have a set sent back over from the U.S for $850 including $240 postage that seems quite an unfair price. Am curious to hear from anyone elses experiences buying these shocks here.
 


To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
From: rcdale@bigpond. com
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:25:06 +1000
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Shocks

 
old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available from vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said that the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a ring i am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
bob




Find it on Domain.com.au Need a new place to live?


Gary, that was $800ish for a set of Old Man Emu shocks via ARB, was
it? We have dodgy Monroe shocks on ours, so an upgrade is imminent.
Would like to hear your feedback once installed all round.

Thanks,

Francesca.

On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:
> I bought a set recently for a bit under $800 from ARB in Richmond
> (Melbourne). They told me they were an item that had to be ordered but they
> gave me a 6 week timeframe and they came quicker than that.
>
> Only fitted the rears so far but they are much nicer than the Bilsteins
> fitted 2 years prior. The Bilsteins were fine but made a bang when going
> over large bumps.
>
> Gary
>
>
>
>
>> If anyone is able to find a complete set of the elusive old man emu shock
>> in australia shoot me a mail. My ARB dealer keeps telling me they're out
>> of stock and they don't know when they will have more available. This is
>> after frequent enquiries over the past 6 months! I tried another ARB
>> dealer which managed to confirm there must be two sets floating around
>> somewhere but couldn't say where and they would most likely cost in excess
>> of $800 a full set. Now when you consider I could have a set sent back
>> over from the U.S for $850 including $240 postage that seems quite an
>> unfair price. Am curious to hear from anyone elses experiences buying
>> these shocks here.
>>
>> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>> From: rcdale@bigpond.com
>> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:25:06 +1000
>> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks
>>
>>
>> old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available from
>> vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said that
>> the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a ring i
>> am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
>> bob
>>
>>
>>
>> Find it on Domain.com.au Need a new place to live?
>>
>>
>
>
Hi Francesca, yes that is correct, the ARB on Victoria Street. The knew all about the T3 which immediately threw me. I'm used to parts suppliers saying "a VW what?"

You are paying more than they are in the US which is annoying but what can you do.

I'll let you know how the fronts perform once i get them in. I'm putting in Seikel springs also so may not be a simple comparison but you and Tony are welcome to a test drive if you'd like!

Gary


On 27/04/2010, at 11:16 AM, Francesca Coles wrote:

 

Gary, that was $800ish for a set of Old Man Emu shocks via ARB, was
it? We have dodgy Monroe shocks on ours, so an upgrade is imminent.
Would like to hear your feedback once installed all round.

Thanks,

Francesca.

On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyon e.net> wrote:
> I bought a set recently for a bit under $800 from ARB in Richmond
> (Melbourne). They told me they were an item that had to be ordered but they
> gave me a 6 week timeframe and they came quicker than that.
>
> Only fitted the rears so far but they are much nicer than the Bilsteins
> fitted 2 years prior. The Bilsteins were fine but made a bang when going
> over large bumps.
>
> Gary
>
>
>
>
>> If anyone is able to find a complete set of the elusive old man emu shock
>> in australia shoot me a mail. My ARB dealer keeps telling me they're out
>> of stock and they don't know when they will have more available. This is
>> after frequent enquiries over the past 6 months! I tried another ARB
>> dealer which managed to confirm there must be two sets floating around
>> somewhere but couldn't say where and they would most likely cost in excess
>> of $800 a full set. Now when you consider I could have a set sent back
>> over from the U.S for $850 including $240 postage that seems quite an
>> unfair price. Am curious to hear from anyone elses experiences buying
>> these shocks here.
>>
>> To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
>> From: rcdale@bigpond. com
>> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:25:06 +1000
>> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Shocks
>>
>>
>> old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available from
>> vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said that
>> the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a ring i
>> am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
>> bob
>>
>>
>>
>> Find it on Domain.com.au Need a new place to live?
>>
>>
>
>


Thanks, Gary. You should have a nice ride once all that's installed.
Then there's just your new VC to install and you should be ready for
the Big Trip, eh?

Francesca.

On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:
> Hi Francesca, yes that is correct, the ARB on Victoria Street. The knew all
> about the T3 which immediately threw me. I'm used to parts suppliers saying
> "a VW what?"
>
> You are paying more than they are in the US which is annoying but what can
> you do.
>
> I'll let you know how the fronts perform once i get them in. I'm putting in
> Seikel springs also so may not be a simple comparison but you and Tony are
> welcome to a test drive if you'd like!
>
> Gary
>
>
> On 27/04/2010, at 11:16 AM, Francesca Coles wrote:
>
>> Gary, that was $800ish for a set of Old Man Emu shocks via ARB, was
>> it? We have dodgy Monroe shocks on ours, so an upgrade is imminent.
>> Would like to hear your feedback once installed all round.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Francesca.
>>
>> On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:
>> > I bought a set recently for a bit under $800 from ARB in Richmond
>> > (Melbourne). They told me they were an item that had to be ordered but
>> > they
>> > gave me a 6 week timeframe and they came quicker than that.
>> >
>> > Only fitted the rears so far but they are much nicer than the Bilsteins
>> > fitted 2 years prior. The Bilsteins were fine but made a bang when going
>> > over large bumps.
>> >
>> > Gary
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> If anyone is able to find a complete set of the elusive old man emu
>> >> shock
>> >> in australia shoot me a mail. My ARB dealer keeps telling me they're
>> >> out
>> >> of stock and they don't know when they will have more available. This
>> >> is
>> >> after frequent enquiries over the past 6 months! I tried another ARB
>> >> dealer which managed to confirm there must be two sets floating around
>> >> somewhere but couldn't say where and they would most likely cost in
>> >> excess
>> >> of $800 a full set. Now when you consider I could have a set sent back
>> >> over from the U.S for $850 including $240 postage that seems quite an
>> >> unfair price. Am curious to hear from anyone elses experiences buying
>> >> these shocks here.
>> >>
>> >> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>> >> From: rcdale@bigpond.com
>> >> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:25:06 +1000
>> >> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available
>> >> from
>> >> vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said
>> >> that
>> >> the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a ring
>> >> i
>> >> am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
>> >> bob
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Find it on Domain.com.au Need a new place to live?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>
Just rang ARB. They seem to have a number of OME sets of shocks in
stock, for all those others out there who may be interested. The only
thing which is confusing, is that over the phone he told me that the
T3 shocks they have were listed for year models '85-90. I'm assuming
that that should '85-'92, as it's the same model right through (ours
is '91). Can anyone confirm that?

Thanks,

Francesca.

On 4/27/10, Francesca Coles <fcoles6@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Gary. You should have a nice ride once all that's installed.
> Then there's just your new VC to install and you should be ready for
> the Big Trip, eh?
>
> Francesca.
>
> On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:
>> Hi Francesca, yes that is correct, the ARB on Victoria Street. The knew
>> all
>> about the T3 which immediately threw me. I'm used to parts suppliers
>> saying
>> "a VW what?"
>>
>> You are paying more than they are in the US which is annoying but what
>> can
>> you do.
>>
>> I'll let you know how the fronts perform once i get them in. I'm putting
>> in
>> Seikel springs also so may not be a simple comparison but you and Tony
>> are
>> welcome to a test drive if you'd like!
>>
>> Gary
>>
>>
>> On 27/04/2010, at 11:16 AM, Francesca Coles wrote:
>>
>>> Gary, that was $800ish for a set of Old Man Emu shocks via ARB, was
>>> it? We have dodgy Monroe shocks on ours, so an upgrade is imminent.
>>> Would like to hear your feedback once installed all round.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Francesca.
>>>
>>> On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:
>>> > I bought a set recently for a bit under $800 from ARB in Richmond
>>> > (Melbourne). They told me they were an item that had to be ordered but
>>> > they
>>> > gave me a 6 week timeframe and they came quicker than that.
>>> >
>>> > Only fitted the rears so far but they are much nicer than the
>>> > Bilsteins
>>> > fitted 2 years prior. The Bilsteins were fine but made a bang when
>>> > going
>>> > over large bumps.
>>> >
>>> > Gary
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >> If anyone is able to find a complete set of the elusive old man emu
>>> >> shock
>>> >> in australia shoot me a mail. My ARB dealer keeps telling me they're
>>> >> out
>>> >> of stock and they don't know when they will have more available. This
>>> >> is
>>> >> after frequent enquiries over the past 6 months! I tried another ARB
>>> >> dealer which managed to confirm there must be two sets floating
>>> >> around
>>> >> somewhere but couldn't say where and they would most likely cost in
>>> >> excess
>>> >> of $800 a full set. Now when you consider I could have a set sent
>>> >> back
>>> >> over from the U.S for $850 including $240 postage that seems quite an
>>> >> unfair price. Am curious to hear from anyone elses experiences buying
>>> >> these shocks here.
>>> >>
>>> >> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>>> >> From: rcdale@bigpond.com
>>> >> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:25:06 +1000
>>> >> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Shocks
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available
>>> >> from
>>> >> vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said
>>> >> that
>>> >> the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a
>>> >> ring
>>> >> i
>>> >> am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
>>> >> bob
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> Find it on Domain.com.au Need a new place to live?
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>
>>
>
Absolutely, if only work didn't keep getting in the way!

Gary




On 27/04/2010, at 12:17 PM, Francesca Coles wrote:

 

Thanks, Gary. You should have a nice ride once all that's installed.
Then there's just your new VC to install and you should be ready for
the Big Trip, eh?

Francesca.

On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyon e.net> wrote:
> Hi Francesca, yes that is correct, the ARB on Victoria Street. The knew all
> about the T3 which immediately threw me. I'm used to parts suppliers saying
> "a VW what?"
>
> You are paying more than they are in the US which is annoying but what can
> you do.
>
> I'll let you know how the fronts perform once i get them in. I'm putting in
> Seikel springs also so may not be a simple comparison but you and Tony are
> welcome to a test drive if you'd like!
>
> Gary
>
>
> On 27/04/2010, at 11:16 AM, Francesca Coles wrote:
>
>> Gary, that was $800ish for a set of Old Man Emu shocks via ARB, was
>> it? We have dodgy Monroe shocks on ours, so an upgrade is imminent.
>> Would like to hear your feedback once installed all round.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Francesca.
>>
>> On 4/27/10, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyon e.net> wrote:
>> > I bought a set recently for a bit under $800 from ARB in Richmond
>> > (Melbourne). They told me they were an item that had to be ordered but
>> > they
>> > gave me a 6 week timeframe and they came quicker than that.
>> >
>> > Only fitted the rears so far but they are much nicer than the Bilsteins
>> > fitted 2 years prior. The Bilsteins were fine but made a bang when going
>> > over large bumps.
>> >
>> > Gary
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> If anyone is able to find a complete set of the elusive old man emu
>> >> shock
>> >> in australia shoot me a mail. My ARB dealer keeps telling me they're
>> >> out
>> >> of stock and they don't know when they will have more available. This
>> >> is
>> >> after frequent enquiries over the past 6 months! I tried another ARB
>> >> dealer which managed to confirm there must be two sets floating around
>> >> somewhere but couldn't say where and they would most likely cost in
>> >> excess
>> >> of $800 a full set. Now when you consider I could have a set sent back
>> >> over from the U.S for $850 including $240 postage that seems quite an
>> >> unfair price. Am curious to hear from anyone elses experiences buying
>> >> these shocks here.
>> >>
>> >> To: Syncro_T3_Australia @yahoogroups. com
>> >> From: rcdale@bigpond. com
>> >> Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:25:06 +1000
>> >> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australi a] Shocks
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> old man emu stock them and i think the originals are still available
>> >> from
>> >> vw because when mullers did my front end springs and shocks he said
>> >> that
>> >> the ones he fitted were from vw. if you are in sydney give them a ring
>> >> i
>> >> am satisfied with there performace. i think cost is about the same
>> >> bob
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>> >>
>> >> Find it on Domain.com.au Need a new place to live?
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