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MG MGB Technical - Shock absorbers Apple Hydraulics
|Has anyone purchased shock absorbers from Apple Hydraulics in New York? They list a price for the B at $102 for front and $75 for the rear. This is a lot less than Moss but are they any good?|
|They are probably ok, but if you have the original shocks, I would recommend sending them to Peter Caldwell at World Wide Auto Parts of Madison http://www.nosimport.com/ for restoration. It will be around the same price, but you will wind up with a vastly superior product. I'm sure others will chime in with confirmation of this. Cheers - Dave|
|Just got rear shocks back from World Wide. $140 (for 2) + cores and shipping of about $11 each way. Mailed them USPS Monday morning and had the replacements the following Friday.|
I originally used rebuilt lever arm dampers from Apple Hydraulics on my MGB. When then-teenage #4 Son built his own MGB, I donated them to him and replaced them on my car with rebuilt ones from World Wide Auto Parts up in Madison, Wisconsin. The ones from Apple Hydraulics started leaking badly after about five years of service, but the ones from World Wide are still functioning flawlessly after almost ten years of service.
|Go with World Wide, you won't regret it. Peter upgrades the shocks using a seal at the shaft that the factory didn't use. This is a great improvement and the shocks will probably outlast your car. RAY|
|X 2, what Ray said. Peter is also great to talk with and help if needed. quick turn around also!|
|THANKS everybody. World Wide is the way I will go.|
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