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    Spax or Gaz

    Is there a great deal of difference between the two? I need 4 rear coilovers for my Unique Autocraft Python.

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    These days the majority of the manufacturers seam to go the Gaz route no idea if there better but think I would tend to go with this trend.
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    I replaced my Spax coilovers with Gaz ones some years ago. The Gaz ones had more scope for adjustment and were a better price. If I remember correctly you need 3 measurements from your old coilovers - the length between the centres of the mounting bolts at ride height, the closed length and fully open length. Some people have recommended using Avo coilovers too.

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    Crendon's have AVO's.
    Excellent quality kit. Probably more expensive than the Spax/Gaz?
    2003 Dave Brookes Dax 350ci Chevy SB.
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    Brilliant thanks guys for your pearls of wisdom. I've also been recommended Dampertech so will give them a call.

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    Dampertech are the Gaz shock suppliers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxoftricks View Post
    Brilliant thanks guys for your pearls of wisdom. I've also been recommended Dampertech so will give them a call.
    Dampertech are very good, they will build shocks to your specification. GAZ everytime, IMO Spax are rubbish, having wrecked several on my motor over the past 25 years.
    1985 DAX 427, BMW Black, no scoop, no brightwork, no carpets. 15" Revolution split rims, BFG boots, 3.9 Rover V8 ex Disco 9.35:1 with 4.6 heads, Hurricane cam, Modified SUs and other P6 bits and bobs. SS headers & side pipes, Jag/Jag uprated lowered springs, GAZ shocks, Red Dot discs & pads, Toyota Supra CR high 5th box & special clutch.

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