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Mickey C
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Shocking

Post by Mickey C » Fri Jun 24, 2016 13:05

Hi all
I'm largely an urban moker but this does mean millions of pot holes and speed bumps which my moke clunks over in a teeth jarring way. I did also manage a bit off road recently and although good fun, the suspension definitely needs improving.
I've this thread with interest:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4153
but also wonder is there no after market significantly improved shock absorbers available for a Portuguese moke? I could go bespoke / made to order shockers but something cheaper off the shelf would be great if anyone knows of anything?
thanks either way
Mike

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Re: Shocking

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Jun 24, 2016 18:24

What you really need is some big fat high profile tyres, they make things a lot smoooooother
At least can add up

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Re: Shocking

Post by Mickey C » Sun Jun 26, 2016 16:11

Thanks Nigel
I've got mini lites on which look good but now you mention it, are certainly not helping smooth things at all. I will look into this but also will do the shocks because after 30 odd years, probably need renewing.
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Re: Shocking

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sun Jun 26, 2016 18:07

Mike, you're talking about the wheel rims. I'm talking about tyres
At least can add up

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Re: Shocking

Post by Mickey C » Sun Jun 26, 2016 19:36

Ah, that's much easier, I know a tyre guy so will have a chat with him.

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Re: Shocking

Post by Tim » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:23

After 30 odd years your rubber cones will have compressed and hardened up too. You would probably find that replacing them with quality new ones will help a lot.

Several years ago now I fitted the Moulton Smooth-A-ride kit to mine. It consisted of new rubber cones (modified taller ones), new shock absorbers and height adjusters. It made a huge improvement, however over time the cones have sagged, so its not nearly as good now. I suspect that the material that the modern cones were made of is not as good as the original ones. Probably if I was going to renew them I'd use a set of the 'genuine' ones that are available, they seem to have a pretty good reputation in comparison to the other aftermarket ones available now.

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