Lotus Elan

Once more, with feeling, rear shock recommendations?

PostPost by: tdskip » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:15 pm

Good morning/afternoon. I am aware this has been a subject of much discussion over the years but parts availability and recommendations appears to be somewhat ever changing so I wanted to asked for the latest recommendations on rear shocks for fast road use.

I am more concerned with drivability and having the car be comfortable for use than ultimate performance. The car in question is a 1969 S4 drop head.

Thank you in advance for the coaching.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:13 pm

I think a single adjustable low pressure gas shock like Spax would be fine. Adjust to your level of comfort, especially if you are on the original stock springs.

I wound up going with AVO on on a friend's recommendation.

I do have a full set of new F/R Spax in box in my spares stash.
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PostPost by: tdskip » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:39 pm

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PostPost by: geni » Sat May 01, 2021 8:50 am

On the Elan S3 I have to replace the rear shock absorber rod stop rubber (adjustable in hardness and ride
height) but I have a narrow spring
Given the different choices, which one would be the right one
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