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Which rear damper?

PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 pm

Anyone have any opinion on these?

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Tony Thompson comfort (via Sue) are[ £300 inc vat so not much difference.
Worth the extra?

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PostPost by: jbeach » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:25 pm

Vince,
I opted for the Tony Thompson Koni “limited drop,” as I have the CV driveshaft conversion and didn’t like the messiness of most homemade droop limiters. These Konis appear well-made, work perfectly, and are easily damper-adjustable from the cockpit.
A little pricey, but worth it, in my opinion.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:17 pm

jbeach wrote:Vince,
I opted for the Tony Thompson Koni “limited drop,” as I have the CV driveshaft conversion and didn’t like the messiness of most homemade droop limiters. These Konis appear well-made, work perfectly, and are easily damper-adjustable from the cockpit.
A little pricey, but worth it, in my opinion.
Cheers!
-John



+1. I have these on mine, very satisfied.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:44 am

Thanks chaps. I'll break open the piggy and see what's there.
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:21 am

I know it's been a while since you posted, but I went the GAZ's. Happy with the quality and the ride. Cam neatly packaged along with a dyno printout which you don't see much!
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:44 am

I’ve been using the Spax ones for the last 10yrs or so. Very happy with them - except for the “day long” adjustment process on my FHC but I don’t think any of them would be much easier. Only downside is droop compatibility with cv driveshafts, something I’m going to have to deal with as soon as my last set of rotoflexes give up
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PostPost by: William2 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:57 pm

I recently fitted Tony Thompson adjustable/limited droop shockers and am very pleased. Cheaper than Konis.
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:13 pm

According to TTR.
All of the rear dampers they supply are limited droop..
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:47 pm

Chrispy wrote:I know it's been a while since you posted, but I went the GAZ's. Happy with the quality and the ride. Cam neatly packaged along with a dyno printout which you don't see much!


Thanks Chris. Do they have the alloy spacer? Looks like it from the image.

69S4 wrote:I’ve been using the Spax ones for the last 10yrs or so. Very happy with them - except for the “day long” adjustment process on my FHC but I don’t think any of them would be much easier. Only downside is droop compatibility with cv driveshafts, something I’m going to have to deal with as soon as my last set of rotoflexes give up


Thanks Stuart. The only time I've used Spax was decades ago and they were pretty harsh them. But, as I said, decades ago! I assume that as my car has DoNut / single CVs it could still benefit from droop limiters?
Which is a posh name for limited travel?

William2 wrote:I recently fitted Tony Thompson adjustable/limited droop shockers and am very pleased. Cheaper than Konis.


Another option and available from Sue. May as well spin a coin!
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