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As some of you already know, I run a 300TDI 130 that is expected to work for a living, I need to replace the springs and shocks The springs are sorted as I have ordered genuine LR as they were availiable at a good price. I can't make my mind up about shocks though, The vehicle often runs at its maximum gross 0f 3500kg so do I ,

1) Fit Genuine LR shocks as to original spec or,

2) Fit new gas shocks, would these be suiotable for use on the 130??

3) Has anyone any comments on the ProComp Shocks??

Your thoughts would be appreciated

Cheers

Matt

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I believe that genuine land rover are a good choice. Although if you are running the 130 fully loaded as mine is:

Last stop at the weigh bridge was:

Front Axle: 1300kg

Rear Axle: 2250kg (bit of a shock as I did not have all the camping gear and fuel on board)

Trailer: 1000kg

Then if you are experiencing some bouncing of the rear of the vehicle on bumps then twin shocks at the rear would be the way to go.

Additionally with genuine shocks it is easy to find replacement bushes and washers if you need them.

Cheers

Nick

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I believe that genuine land rover are a good choice. Although if you are running the 130 fully loaded as mine is:

Last stop at the weigh bridge was:

Front Axle: 1300kg

Rear Axle: 2250kg (bit of a shock as I did not have all the camping gear and fuel on board)

Trailer: 1000kg

Then if you are experiencing some bouncing of the rear of the vehicle on bumps then twin shocks at the rear would be the way to go.

Additionally with genuine shocks it is easy to find replacement bushes and washers if you need them.

Cheers

Nick

Thanks Folk,s I was thinking Genuine shocks but others were suggesting Gas, think I'll stick with Genuine.

How do you go about fitting twin shocks??

Thanks

Matt

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The springs are sorted as I have ordered genuine LR as they were availiable at a good price.

Matt

Where di you get your genuine parts springs from for a good price? did you get them from the dealers? if so, do you mind me asking how much???

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Where di you get your genuine parts springs from for a good price? did you get them from the dealers? if so, do you mind me asking how much???

Yep was from the local dealer, have a friend in the trade who ordered them for me, he is now sorting the shocks. the 6 springs cost about 160 + the dreaded.

speak to a britpart supplier - they do a kit for double shocks.

Thanks Nick, I hopefully wont need to not really wanting to have to go into mega engineering and I am not a fan of ****part.

Thanks for peoples input

Matt

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Matt, a mate runs a Rapier 130 at nearly max weight plus & 3.5 tonne trailer & uses standard LR dampers, doesn't seem to have any problems with them.

Thanks Ralph, I think its the best way to go on a vehicle of this size so, its case of fitting it all next weekend.

Matt

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