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Old 12-08-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Ohlins trouble

Got a phone call this afternoon from the company that are refurbishing the Ohlins shocks I recently bought from Gunner Bill. Apparently the front ones are shagged and beyond economical repair

Before I go any further I will state that Gunner Bill is NOT to blame. He sold them to me in good faith.

One reason for the company not repairing them is that they are unable to locate replacement damping tubes for them. These are the chrome tubes that slide up and down into the main shock body. These have become corroded and cannot be repaired, but there are no new replacements anywhere in Europe.

Does any one know of where I can get a set from?

Please help, otherwise I'm stuck with a set of refurbished rears which I won't be able to put on the car.
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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Mick Gardner Racing has been actively involved in motorsports since 1985 and is THE only company in the UK with the ability and expertise to be an Official OHLINS UK sales and service centre for both Motorcycles and Cars. ATV & Quad UK technical.

We are also official world supplier for Eibach ERD dampers, parts and official UK sales and service for Penske & Elka shock absorbers.
Mick Gardner Racing currently supply and service race winning suspension to all levels of motorsport and during 2006 our suspension has won races and championships on both two and four wheels. Mick Gardner Racing has state of the art facilities to build, modify or service suspension for road and race.

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Ohlins have a shock absorber product range aimed primarily at high performance road and track day cars. The shocks are externally adjustable and fully re-buildable. The shocks have been tested and developed by Ohlins in Sweden. This range also includes Japanese imports

here's the firms linky page thing good luck Toast

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I hope the company your dealing are talking toffee
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Toastie,
l give these guys a call and see what they can do for me.
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Old 13-08-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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Back to square one

Mick Gardner Racing are agents for the guys I've sent my shocks to (Aurok UK) and they are unable to help.

So the question remains. Does any one know where I can get new tubes for my front shocks?
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Old 13-08-2009, 06:48 PM   #5
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"Ohlins in Sweden"

Perhaps?
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what about having some custom made from stainless? they are only simple rods with a thread at one end, and a few grooves the other (piston) end, im sure an engineering firm would do it if you could take just the rod as a template
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/edit: never mind my previous comment

^convert has got a good idea there; friend of mine did the same with a drive-shaft for his pickup...
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Try doing a search for companys that do hard chrome plating. They can recondition them.
Stainless steel is too soft to work as a piston rod. They will wear quickly, and start to leak. and cause stiction.
what diameter are they and what length?
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Dunno if reconditioning will do the trick; it was stated they were irrepairable which sounds to me that the alloy under the chome-layer has corroded already.
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It depends on the wall thickness of the tube.
They may be able to grind them undersize and plate back to size.
The extra chrome would help with corrosion resistance too.
If they are really badly pitted they should be able to weld up the damage and grind and plate.
worst case they have to make new tubes and plate them.
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Anything is possible, if its man made someone else can copy it, try these guys if u get stuck, they are a hyrdraulics company who specialise in enginearing they built me a set of hydraulic rams from scratch for my forklift as the bits could not be sourced anywhere else,

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bullitt there must be somewhere in aberdeen that could do something with the damping tubes ether make a new set or replate the old ones... mulco on St. Machar Road maybe??
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Thanks for the advice guys.

Getting them re-chromed is a very possible option, as there are lots of companies that do them for motorbikes, so they could probably do them for cars.
The other options are to contact Skyline breakers and see if they have any Ohlins off a damaged car, or getting some of the importers of jap cars and parts to source some from Japan.

It's not all doom and gloom, it'll just take a little longer for them to be fitted to the car.
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nice one Mr Bullitt

Ohlins= win

best by far ok Leda are smart as well

but Ohlins are to me the holy grail

keep up the search it will be worth it
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