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Front shocks
10-07-2014, 07:52 PM (This post was last modified: 10-07-2014 09:05 PM by bus1988.)
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Front shocks
After the trip to Carpathian mountains the bus became very soft, so it was obvious it was time for new shocks.
I opted for custom made from JamSport, suspension specialist for race and sport cars.
When dismandling i was very shocked when i found that the syncro was on one shock in the front after July:

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It was clear to me that the "shock extension" solution was not good at all, but that's how i bought second hand the OldManEmu's.

The new shocks ...

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... openable and adjustable in three height positions...

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...and more heavy Duty that the OldManEmu's (19,8 and 15,6 mm):

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By the way, as i was there i change a lot of other parts:

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The new shocks was not easy to fit...

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...but at the end of the day the result was amazing.
The bus is now a lot stiffer and it feels like a new bus.
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01-19-2015, 07:17 PM
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RE: Help with Front shocks
Hi all
Just wanted to know if anyone has OldManEmu's shocks fitted to there van.
They are not locally availableAngryHuh but I am sure one can import a set.
Any info will be appreciated.
Xavier.

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01-19-2015, 08:07 PM
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RE: Front shocks
(01-19-2015 07:17 PM)xavier Wrote:  Hi all
Just wanted to know if anyone has OldManEmu's shocks fitted to there van.
They are not locally availableAngryHuh but I am sure one can import a set.
Any info will be appreciated.
Xavier.

Xavier;
I thought about bringing a set of these

http://www.van-cafe.com/home/van/page_17...p1795.html

when I fly back to SA since the shipping cost would add half the price of the set, and they are expensive! But they are custom tailored for either tin top or camper conversion syncros.

I found out shocks are prohibited on commercial flights so I am not allowed to fly them out.
Van-Cafe also have old man emu shocks that is a tad more palatable but shipping cost would again make them cost prohibitive!
http://www.van-cafe.com/home/van/page_35...l-set.html

I can't imagine that some 4X4 outfitter in SA would not be able to help Aussie stuff such as ARB and Old man emu is hugely popular

Gerrie
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01-19-2015, 08:47 PM
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RE: Front shocks
Syncros are very specialised. Not many manufactures make adjustable shocks for the syncro.

I have them custom made. Longer and stiffer for a stiffer ride.

I only have one front set at the moment. Spring plate height adjustable.

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Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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01-20-2015, 06:57 AM
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RE: Front shocks
Thanks Stuart
the van is on the road again, so I planed to take it for a drive. will see you today.
Xavier

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01-20-2015, 07:05 AM
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RE: Front shocks
100%, see you later

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Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
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01-20-2015, 08:54 AM
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RE: Front shocks
I was on OldManEmus all around, I still have them at the back.
Got them from a friend with a panel van and they were too hard for him (he swapped for trailmasters), but for my heavy syncro camper (around 2.2 tons) they were just fine.
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08-15-2015, 08:10 PM
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RE: Front shocks
what about martin pretzel, mp shocks he makes up all our bike shocks he's pretty good I'm sure he can get the job done at a good price, ill be looking at my suspension in 2 weeks time, so if anyone sells or does mods to suspension ill def be interested
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08-16-2015, 05:50 PM
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RE: Front shocks
I'm waiting for a response from fox shocks on a set for my syncro has anyone fitted fox shocks yet
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08-18-2015, 11:00 AM (This post was last modified: 08-18-2015 11:11 AM by PaulSA.)
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RE: Front shocks
Hi Zoodog,

I can probably get some new Old Man Emu---Rear only--(Front sold out)--Syncro shocks--at a very good price--+/-R500 each--- if you are interested.
Supplier confirms stock availability = 6 units only.

(08-16-2015 05:50 PM)zoodog Wrote:  I'm waiting for a response from fox shocks on a set for my syncro has anyone fitted fox shocks yet
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