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Rear dampers inserts,Elan and Plus2

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu May 30, 2013 6:14 am

Just a quickie, recently I've noticed comments about the rear dampers inserts for Elan and Plus2 for sale and with a note "not suitable for "the other" ", as far as I know there are two types of uprights Issue 18 and earlier,and they both take the same dampers,different springs maybe/more likely,but the same damper inserts, does anyone know any different?


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PostPost by: [email protected] » Fri May 31, 2013 3:16 pm

Damper inserts should be the same for both the Elan and Elan +2 unless they are racing units valved in a unique way.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:50 am

and just having htree different types in my hands (a regular 65 elan, issue 16 damper, a +2 elan issue 18 and a tony thompson (the new street/competition combo) damper: they are all the same length and dia.! sandy j
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PostPost by: AHM » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:07 pm

I had a quick look at R&R page 54.
"The correcct Armstrong replacement inserts are colored blue and should not be confused with the heavier duty red-coloured ones supplied for use with +2 Elans"

I know they fit ... because my S3 has the red ones. I suppose by heavier duty they mean different rate.
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