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flatfourontour
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« on: 11 October, 2022, 09:16:39 PM »

My Prisma will hit the bump stops on the front rather easily.especially in hard driving. I guess the shock absorbers aren't what they used to be.
I can get Monroe or KYB shocks available fairly widely
Does anyone have a suggestion ..maybe another make. I like the soft ride, it's a distinguishing feature of the Prisma so don't want to lose that.
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Rob
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« Reply #1 on: 19 October, 2022, 07:06:01 PM »

I replaced the dampers & springs on my HF turbo ie about 4 years & used Monroe dampers & SPAX springs that are 40mm lower. The ride is a bit on the firm side but I'm happy with that but the Monroe dampers have got quite a bit of surface rust on them already which is surprising as I rarely drive my Delta when it's raining  Wink. As long as you use standard size springs & dampers the handling should similar but a bit firmer as it's new.
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Rob MacFarlane

1988 Delta HF turbo ie
2000 Fiat Coupe 20v
1987 VW T25 Camper
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« Reply #2 on: 28 June, 2023, 04:20:37 PM »

I replaced the dampers & springs on my HF turbo ie about 4 years & used Monroe dampers & SPAX springs that are 40mm lower. The ride is a bit on the firm side but I'm happy with that but the Monroe dampers have got quite a bit of surface rust on them already which is surprising as I rarely drive my Delta when it's raining  Wink. As long as you use standard size springs & dampers the handling should similar but a bit firmer as it's new.

Thank you Rob,
I got Monroe dampers and new bumpstops from Autodoc and very reasonable prices.
The rears are unobtanium, except for the Integrale models from Lancia specialists. I managed to get a pair of rear nos dampers for cooking Delta/Prisma from Italy.
Now I may be able to put the front mudguards back on without them scraping the road! Yes, still a lovely ride, I kept the original springs, but less saggy and not hitting the stops now.
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Rob
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« Reply #3 on: 29 June, 2023, 12:02:17 PM »

Yes I bought my dampers & bumpstops from Autodoc, they're very reasonable. Glad you've managed to acquire all the parts you required, just a shame that the rear dampers are now unavailable. It's good to hear that it still rides smoothly, I'd say that's a job well done  Grin.
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Rob MacFarlane

1988 Delta HF turbo ie
2000 Fiat Coupe 20v
1987 VW T25 Camper
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