Lotus Elan

S4 New Front Shock Absorbers

PostPost by: daleb » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:52 pm

I'm looking to rebuild the front suspension on my S4 over winter and am looking for recommendations for new shocks. It's a standard road car and I want to try and maintain an original ride (rather than uprate for track days etc)
What have you guys used?
Many thanks
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:24 am

Your not too far from Miles Wilkins so maybe give him a visit.
I think he's still selling spares
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PostPost by: elanner » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:11 am

How about a pair of adjustable Tony Thompson shock absorber/spring units (comfort rating)? Available from Sue Miller and TT (https://www.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/pa ... suspension).

They seem very nice to me. The adjustable perches allow you to get the ride height correct. And you don't have to mess with a spring compressor.....

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PostPost by: daleb » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks for the replies Alan & Mark, I'll look into both options.
I saw the TTR units on line yesterday but having not used any of their products before I wasn't sure.

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PostPost by: Davidb » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:10 pm

You could also check with Dampertech . They supplied the Gaz shocks for my Elan and I believe they are what TT uses . GP6 2131 and GAI 1063 are the part numbers.
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