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Question on shock absorber

Post by Julien » Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:02 pm

Hello guys,

I'm looking for new shock absorber for my S2 Toyota, and it's not too expensive :
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I have oem shock and i use the car for roadtrip not on track, so, such Nitron shock absorber are not too much hard on road ?

Many thanks for advices :thumbsup
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Re: Question on shock absorber

Post by rawsco » Sat Dec 24, 2022 2:28 pm

Likely best sticking with OEM bilsteins for road only, lotus seem to get them dialled in the best for road. The nitrons will be firmer
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Re: Question on shock absorber

Post by BigD » Sat Dec 24, 2022 8:22 pm

I found the nitron street series no stiffer for road use. They didn’t have that horrible crashy fast bump nastiness either. When you hit a sharp bump and it feels and sounds like the shock has come through the floor.
Much better for road use imo.

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Re: Question on shock absorber

Post by woody » Thu Dec 29, 2022 10:45 am

I didn't love the NSS on my S1, though that was a while ago. They didn't last week at all either with at least one failing within 13000 miles / 2 years.

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Re: Question on shock absorber

Post by BigD » Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:46 pm

Similar with the bilstein front on the v6. Only lasted 14k miles.

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Re: Question on shock absorber

Post by rawsco » Fri Dec 30, 2022 10:17 am

BigD wrote:
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:46 pm
Similar with the bilstein front on the v6. Only lasted 14k miles.
Front right Don? Chicane sausage kerb smashing?
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Question on shock absorber

Post by BigD » Sat Dec 31, 2022 2:01 pm

rawsco wrote:
BigD wrote:
Thu Dec 29, 2022 9:46 pm
Similar with the bilstein front on the v6. Only lasted 14k miles.
Front right Don? Chicane sausage kerb smashing?
Strangely not, it was nearside and that failed.

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Re: Question on shock absorber

Post by campbell » Sat Dec 31, 2022 2:35 pm

OEM Bilsteins have been great on both my Elises.
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