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Fitted the conversion today, I see some shocks hide the rod? mine don't

 

Is this pukka then.

 

 

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Hi Pete,

the Spax and Koni hide the piston rod with an outer sleeve.

As long as the strut is the correct length so as not to knock the end off the TA then it should be fine.

I'm sure you could get a rubber bellows to cover it.

 

Roger

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Hi

Mine are Spax and they have a plasticcover over the rod. And they are mounted "upside down".

Have You measured that the bump-stop hits before the shock is fully compressed?

Cheers Tage

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John, Niall, have I got it upside down then, lets have no more one liners, ( we had enough of them from the bloke who closed "At the bar) If I have screwed up please tell me, I can take it and the reason for my post.

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John, Niall, have I got it upside down then, lets have no more one liners, ( we had enough of them from the bloke who closed "At the bar) If I have screwed up please tell me, I can take it and the reason for my post.

Sorry Pete I thought you were taking the Pish,yes they are upside down.

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Fitted the conversion today, I see some shocks hide the rod? mine don't

 

Is this pukka then.

 

 

 

Who supplied the kit Pete? I like the beefy brackets fastened to the original mounts.

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Hi Pete

 

Yes You have to turn the shocks 180 degrees. But thats an easy job :-).

 

Cheers Tage

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Hi

Mine are Spax and they have a plasticcover over the rod. And they are mounted "upside down".

Have You measured that the bump-stop hits before the shock is fully compressed?

Cheers Tage

Hi Pete! Yes it is upside down? Also the mount should have nyloc nuts so you will have to use longer bolts.

 

Bruce.

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Soo, everyone can see that they are upside down, but does it matter?

 

Does it matter which way around they are mounted in terms of how they work? Maybe it does, just asking. As the cylinder is more protected from damage it might even be an advantage upside down?

 

Might be a problem with how the valves and oil work inside though.

 

 

Magnus

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Who supplied the kit Pete? I like the beefy brackets fastened to the original mounts.

I don't know who made the kit its certainly a very robust item, I bought the kit from another member selling on BSTrade on the forum.

 

If he spots the post hopefully he will be along with more info.

 

another pic

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Soo, everyone can see that they are upside down, but does it matter?

 

Does it matter which way around they are mounted in terms of how they work? Maybe it does, just asking. As the cylinder is more protected from damage it might even be an advantage upside down?

 

Might be a problem with how the valves and oil work inside though.

 

 

Magnus

Good question Magnus.

My Konis had gas bubbles in them when I bought them new. I contacted Koni (which is easy for me, Im Dutch), and they told me how to degas the shocks. I needed to move them upside down as part of that, so I guess they should not be installed upside down.

Since they have a sleeve to protect the shaft it is obvious how they are installed.

 

Pete,

I would ask the supplier.

 

Regards,

Waldi

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Pete, as explained elsewhere, it won't take long before the diff support will break : load is not supposed to apply here.

 

I'll try to find a picture of the modifications to bring to these "tower" brackets.

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Here is a picture showing the modified bracket : post-5882-0-81503200-1519910238_thumb.jpg

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The best way to stiffen the rear is to go through the trunk.

The bracket for the telescopic shock absorber stiffens the whole rear.

 

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The next best way is to use the bracket with the three mounting points.

This was developed by BASTUCK some years ago after several two

point brackets failed.

 

Anyway not all shocks like upside down, gas absorbers like the BILSTEIN

do so. But all of them like a a shilding of the rod from dust and mud.

I would turn it 180 degrees and fit a plastic tube and if the wheel rubs

this is a question of negative camber that can be corrected easily with proper

trailing arm brackets.

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Fitting shockers upside down was a common practice with Australian motorcycles in the 1970's . The theory was it reduced the unsprung weight. Didn't seem to affect the shockers.

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I sold the kit to Pete.

 

It originally came from the TR Shop in London

 

The shock absorbers are gas filled

 

Although it didn't do a huge amount of miles it was fitted to my car for about 6 years and did not cause any damage.

 

John

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I note that my reply to Roy has been removed. For the record

 

I disagreed with Roy's comments and have asked Wayne Scot the reason why the post was removed.

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