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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Shock Rebuild
I have discovered a front shock is leaking so I am going to have to get the front shocks rebuilt on my 74.5 MGB
Searching thought the archives I find 2 companies who do this.
Apply Hydraulic in NY State and World Wide Auto Parts in Madison, WI
I am sure these are great companies but the freight on the shocks (from Vancouver Canada) is going to be expensive.
I was wondering if anyone rebuilds shocks over on the West Coast.
|Send them to World Wide, forget the shipping, you will be glad you did.|
The difference in quality will more than make up for the shipping.
I have e-mailed World Wide requesting a price.
I have checked out Apple's web page and they mention a heavy duty rebuild. Does World wide have a heavy duty rebuild as well?
|They will put standard or heavy duty valves in your shocks. Unless ou are racing or autocrossing, I recommend standard valves for a more comfortable ride.|
The shocks them selfs are about $74. The freight one way is @ $74 and then the same to return the cores.
Luckily for me, they have a Vancouver distributor who sells the same rebuilt product for @160cdn> No freight involved. Wow.
Do shocks have to be changed in pairs?
|All the shop manuals recommend changing both front or rear shocks.|
I have always replaced only what was bad. cheapskate.
This thread was discussed between 19/11/2006 and 21/11/2006
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