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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #20 on: Jun 17th, 2011, 5:56pm »

Is it possible just to buy the replacement lower bushes direct from Monroe Huh
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 17th, 2011, 8:38pm »

I tried that first Wink
 
No they don't sell them seperately apparently, shocks are only 20
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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #22 on: Jun 19th, 2011, 9:13pm »

Any good ?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SHOCK-ABSORBER-x-1-REAR-FORD-SIERRA-ESTATE-82-93-/ 300569569978?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item45fb57aaba
Only 8.95  Shocked +p&p
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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #23 on: Jun 19th, 2011, 9:48pm »

Noted his advice about self leveling: Technical Note:
 
If the vehicle is equiped with self levelling suspension, replace the spring with Ford No.83 BB560 RC
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« Reply #24 on: Jun 19th, 2011, 11:28pm »

on Jun 19th, 2011, 9:13pm, Scorpio_Mike wrote:
Any good ?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SHOCK-ABSORBER-x-1-REAR-FORD-SIERRA-ESTATE-82-93-/ 300569569978?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item45fb57aaba
Only 8.95 Shocked +p&p

 
I've just bought one of them on ebay for 1 Mike, I think it may well be the same as the Monroe shock.
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« Reply #25 on: Aug 8th, 2011, 9:31am »

More info :
 
Probably of more use to the Sierra guys but the Sierra estate self levelling shock (no longer available) LOOKS exactly the same as the Scorpio unit although the body is blue instead of black.  
 
Physically they are interchangeable although I suspect the specs for the actual damping will be different.
 
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« Reply #26 on: Aug 9th, 2011, 4:07pm »

Here's another solution by Jonnycab
 
http://www.fordscorpio.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Advice;action=di splay;num=1311391523
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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #27 on: Aug 20th, 2011, 3:39am »

on Aug 9th, 2011, 4:07pm, Highlander wrote:
Here's another solution by Jonnycab
 
http://www.fordscorpio.co.uk/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Advice;action=di splay;num=1311391523

 
It'll be interesting to see what the MOT tester makes of it at the next MOT though  Wink
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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #28 on: Aug 22nd, 2011, 2:33pm »

Well apparently the fail kicks in if the metal on the cross bar comes into contact with the metal on the subframe..
 
if it can't do that then it SHOULD be ok Grin
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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #29 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 2:47pm »

Are you saying that these Sierra shocks will fit a '98 Ultima estate without modification?  I will be using a garage to fit them. Tongue Roll Eyes
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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #30 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 4:09pm »

Yep, the Monroe R3410 will fit.
 
I've had no problem with them on mine however its not been used for towing or carrying any great weight.
 
You may need to fit uprated the springs if you intend to use it for heavy duty work.
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Re: Estate Rear Shocks - The Myth Exposed!!
« Reply #31 on: May 1st, 2012, 8:06pm »

Some mercedes benz w123 shocks (non leveling estate and sedan) fit too, but no idea of length, how they compare to self levelings. They are bolt-on.  
 
If putting lowering kit, propably that Monroe is only known shorter shock.
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