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Old 14th October 2011, 11:24 PM
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or go to rallydesign and save yourself a packet
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Old 31st December 2011, 12:04 PM
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I will most probably buy a set of GAZ shocks from Rally Design, as they seem to be as cheap as possible there. A full set with springs plus VAT is something like 315GBP. The question is, can i miss the 1" extension rods and get the 14"-9.5" ones? Anyone tried this before?
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Old 31st December 2011, 04:47 PM
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I will most probably buy a set of GAZ shocks from Rally Design, as they seem to be as cheap as possible there. A full set with springs plus VAT is something like 315GBP. The question is, can i miss the 1" extension rods and get the 14"-9.5" ones? Anyone tried this before?
as i have said i have 14-9.5's and i have not had my roadster finished yet but are dimentionaly the same and have had them fitted in my chassis.
dont forget the spring is more likely to need to be longer.
iirc i had 350lb 8" for the front (car engine) and went for 220lb 9" for the rear
the std car was 13-9" shocks +1" extension with a 8" spring (350lb f 200lb r) but as people have pointed out the spring in the front was set nearly as low as it could go with std ride hight.
this is why when i was selecting a longer shock i only got a longer spring for the rears so both sets would be mid way in the ajustment.
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JAGS run 4 rear shockers from memory so each takes 25% of the rear load.

As For ProT Vs Gaz... A Mate used to work for Gaz, He recommended avoiding them.

Money allowing I would Have AVO/Spax/Koni ... But I have gone with Pro Tec.




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If anyone is stuck for anything special in the spring line there is a company in Blaydon , Tyne and Wear called Red Rose Engineering who can make any spec and diameter of coil spring.
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Looking to buy shocks and springs from rally design but the individual unit section is gone! Can anyone give me the shock model numbers for the 14"-9.5" units. Tks.

http://www.rallydesign.co.uk/index.p... nbm45c14erm2

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Old 8th May 2012, 06:03 PM
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as i have said i have 14-9.5's and i have not had my roadster finished yet but are dimentionaly the same and have had them fitted in my chassis.
dont forget the spring is more likely to need to be longer.
iirc i had 350lb 8" for the front (car engine) and went for 220lb 9" for the rear
the std car was 13-9" shocks +1" extension with a 8" spring (350lb f 200lb r) but as people have pointed out the spring in the front was set nearly as low as it could go with std ride hight.
this is why when i was selecting a longer shock i only got a longer spring for the rears so both sets would be mid way in the ajustment.
So to summarise

You bought

2x 1.9" ID Yellow colour 350lb 8"
2x 1.9" ID Yellow colour 220lb 9"
4x GAZ 14-9.5" 12mm rod bearing type part no 140/095 R12

Is that right?

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Old 9th May 2012, 10:35 PM
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iirc that is what i selected for my zetec engined sierra based car
read http://www.haynes.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=5820

the idea of not extending the front springs an extra inch was to keep the ajustable seat mid way on the shock at a 4" ride hight.
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Old 11th May 2012, 05:12 PM
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For anyone looking to buy in the future for an mx-5 Saturn/NTS build requires....

Front 350-400lb 8" length 1.9" ID springs. I got some on ebay in black from JJC for about 50 inc vat the pair. Shocks can be either 13" open 8" closed with a 1 inch extension to the shock or as I have bought 14" open 9.5" closed I got mine from rallydesgin for 60 inc Vat each.

Rear 200-250lb 7" length 1.9" ID springs. Again I got some on ebay in black from demontweaks for around 50 a pair. Shocks as advised by Nathan, should be 12" open 9" closed. I got Gaz again from rallydesign 12" open 8.5" closed. If you order from rallydesign you want to order.

Universal bush eye top and bottom.
2x 140/095/B12
2x 120/085/B12

If you want bearing and not bush then it's R12 not B12.


So the whole lot cost about 340-350 delivered inc a c-spanner for adjustment. If you don't mind yellow springs you can knock 35 off that price getting your springs from Nathan/NTS or rallydesign. Note that rallydesign don't do 400lb 8" 1.9ID springs only 350lb.

If you don't want to take a chance and want to be sure you get exactly what is recommended then go to Nathan and get a full setup from him. I'm skint so I took my chances.

HTH.

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Rear 200-250lb 7" length 1.9" ID springs. Again I got some on ebay in black from demontweaks for around 50 a pair. Shocks as advised by Nathan, should be 12" open 9" closed. I got Gaz again from rallydesign 12" open 8.5" closed. If you order from rallydesign you want to order.
Are you sure it's 9" closed Chris? The reason I ask is that NTS sell an 8" closed rear damper for the MX5 build...

http://www.ntsengineering.co.uk/stor...&productId=111
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