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Offline cvanschreven

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shock absorbers
« on: May 27, 2018, 11:03:19 AM »
I have a 1971 2a SWB LR, ex NZ Army, any ideas on which shocks to use on this model?? Fitted with standard SWB springs as normal, thanks.

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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2018, 08:06:17 PM »
Hello cvanschreven,

I am close to going down the same road with my 1970 2A short wheel base. It currently has some flogged out Old Man Emu "Nitros" on the front and some no name brand ones on the back. I am going into ARB to see how much a new set of Old Man Emu's will cost.

I am working on getting the brakes going first - so it could be a while before I confirm what the replacement shocks are.

Mine is a civilian Land Rover though.

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Lionel

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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 05:58:02 AM »
Ok cheers, will be interesting to see what fits ..

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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 08:31:18 AM »
 G'day cvanschreven,
If your Rover has the lifted suspension, I think the standard dampers will be too short.

I have searched my saved notes and found this message from Ben (Isuzurover)

Your info is correct. 110/RRC/D1 rear shocks will bolt straight onto the rear of a military 109". They are actually longer than OE military, but work fine, and still allow the suspension to cycle fully in both directions.

I have been using them on my 109" IIA for years. I still use the OE military Monroes on the front - reconditioned by WW shocks in QLD.
If you still have the bump stop spacer fitted you can go up to 1" longer on the front. Isuzurover


This might be a place to start for your SWB if it has the modified chassis that the Australian ones had,

Cheers Charlie
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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 07:56:47 AM »
Thanks Charlie for the info .. sorry its taken a while to respond. Yes LR has the extended hangers and shackles as our NZ LRs were originally from Aust anyway. Can you tell me what the OE brand was for the fronts, there are a few models from China (no thanks) and prefer to use a decent brand. I als heard that the 1 Ton model shocks were used?
Thanks, cheers, Carl.

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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 08:32:02 AM »
No I don't know the brand, but when sunrise arrives I will look at my 109" and see what that has on it.

They will be the same a the 1 ton I think, as apparently Rover copied the Australian Army raised suspension,

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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
The 1 ton part numbers are:

front - RTC4231
rear  - RTC4233

Try these guys:

http://www.forwardspares.com.au/

Cheers.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2018, 04:51:58 PM by AGAS 5 »
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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 03:11:40 AM »
They didnít have any last time I called them and they wanted a lot of money
to get the shocks from England so I got mine cheaper from Lrdirect.com
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Re: shock absorbers
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 02:16:34 PM »
Thanks for the update boxy  :)
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