Shock Absorbers

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stuartb
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Shock Absorbers

Post by stuartb » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:13 pm

Any recommendations please as to the best shock absorbers to fit a Tiger.

Thankyou Stuart

H, Sunny 65
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Post by H, Sunny 65 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:36 pm

GAZ

bernd_st
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Post by bernd_st » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:05 pm

Konis all around but became scarce...

Tim
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Post by Tim » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:18 pm

I love the ride and handling my Koni Classics give me.

dpuzey
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Post by dpuzey » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:13 pm

Agreed, Konis are great
Dave Puzey
1965 Midnight Blue Tiger
1958 Speedwell Blue Sprite
1967 Mid Grey SWB Land Rover
2011 Scuba Ford KA

Used to own 1985 Targa Red Rover 3500 TP Vitesse

stuartb
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Post by stuartb » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:36 pm

Thank you for your replies.

Are Koni's stocked by anyone in the UK?

bernd_st
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Post by bernd_st » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:58 pm

Not that I'm aware of. Talked to the Koni guys but they informed me that Rick in US has the absolute Monopol to get them made in smaller batches. From time to time he had them available. Not sure about the current status though. Another option would be to get decent used pairs and have them rebuilt in UK...

dpuzey
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Post by dpuzey » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:15 pm

Try Sunbeam Spares.
Dave Puzey
1965 Midnight Blue Tiger
1958 Speedwell Blue Sprite
1967 Mid Grey SWB Land Rover
2011 Scuba Ford KA

Used to own 1985 Targa Red Rover 3500 TP Vitesse

FDub
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Post by FDub » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:00 pm

Hi all,

I am also looking for quality replacement shocks for my Tiger.

The car is presently sitting slightly lowered with slightly heavier duty springs than stock. It’s on 14” wheels. It presently has a set of Spax shocks which are probably about 20 years old but with very little use. They are not easily adjusted “in situ” and I find that I like them at the soft end of the range for sedate use but I need them quite a bit harder when I start to push on. I was wondering if there is a more progressive shock available or perhaps there might be something available with remote adjustment?

Any thoughts, observations, recommendations and links to stockists greatly appreciated.

garyf
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Post by garyf » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 pm

I've recently made an Enquiry direct to Koni regarding Tiger Dampers and have been told they are obsolete?

Part Numbers quoted to me are 82-1347 & 82-1348.

I was also given details by Koni of 3 Specialist who may be able to make some specials, but they are asking me for originals to copy?

I suppose there is a very remote chance of possibly finding some N.O.S. ones in the US but definetely a long shot!

GAZ Shocks have a good reputation in Triumph circles but I have never used them myself?

Cheers

Gary

H, Sunny 65
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Post by H, Sunny 65 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:28 am

I have Gaz shocks on my Tiger.
I have also fitted them, on many other makes.
In my opinion, they are one of the best you can get and good value for money.

FDub
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Post by FDub » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:43 am

Thanks Guys.

In the meantime I can confirm that I received a response from Koni saying that they know of only one specialist who orders in sufficient quantities that they make them up for him. Details below for anyone who is interested. I haven't yet decided to use Koni but it does seem that the option is there.

"We do have a specialist in the USA, for who we regularly make Sunbeam Tiger shock absorbers, although these are made exclusively for him.
Part numbers are:

8210 1163
8210 1164

The specialist can be contacted: http://classicgarage.com/ ..."

garyf
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Post by garyf » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:19 am

Interesting, the specialist shows them on offer at $374.96 a pair which equates to about £267, not sure what the Shipping cost are and presumably some sort of import tax too. :cry:

Still tempted though, might fire an E-mail off to them.

tgr747
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koni from usa

Post by tgr747 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:37 pm

p&p,customs and vat on parts from usa can add up to nearly 60% sometimes so check carefully,sunbeam spares stock them sometimes.

garyf
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Post by garyf » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:40 pm

Thanks tgr747

I'm still awaiting a reply from the Company in the US.

Will see if Sunbeam Spares Co can help too

Cheers

Gary

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