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  1. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    Have any of you fine folks used a different type of shock, on a leaf spring 601?

    Just curious about this, as I find no other options-than the original style.

    I like smooth ride!:D
  2. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Premium Member Forum Donor

  3. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    I'll look into them. The shock in that link look identical to the ones I put on a caddy eldorado. I think the trabbi uses the top stud style. I'm going to take one off the parts car, and do some measuring..
  4. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    Popped off a front shock from the parts car. It still seems to work!

    Anyway, it measures : Extended-14.5 inch
    Compressed- 9.75 inch

    Lower bolt hole-12mm
    Outside of lower mount -1.25 inch.

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    I've found several selections, in this size range. They are all for misc. Suv's.... The closest in size is a Daihatsu Rocky. Yes they will bolt in place. Me thinks the ride would be alot worse though.

    Maybe I'm wrong? Here is one for a honda passport. Perfect in size.

    http://www.monroe.com/en-US/e-catalog/32336/
  5. turbofiat124

    turbofiat124 Premium Member Forum Donor

    TnTrabbi told me he used some from a Chevrolet.

    When did they go to coil springs? Same time they went to using CV joints? In 1984?

    I don't know if the shocks between the leaf spring and coil spring versions are the same. But you said you pulled one off your older Trabbi and it fit?
  6. A Spooky Ghost

    A Spooky Ghost Loyal Comrade

    Me thinks they went to coil springs in the late 80's. So all leaf spring cars, use the same setup. Yeah that shock is exactly the same for my car. My other trabi is newer than this one! Wouldn't know it by looking at it.....

    The coil cars have a different spring.

    I found in the service manual, they talk about taking it apart, and adding fluid. Now the one I pulled off, still works fine by hand.

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