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 Post subject: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:15 pm 
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Hi - I am thinking of fitting Ultima shockers all round on my EL wagon. Has anybody heard of / tried this brand. They are priced quite well and have a 3 year / 100,000km warranty. The struts come with bump stops etc.
Any feed back about shocks would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:17 pm 
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I havent, but many forums members have, and seem to swear by them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:25 pm 
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Got them on my white car and for the money imo cannot be beat. They are well constructed from appearances and look allot stronger than the Munroe's the shaft is twice as thick and the spring carrier is constructed better. But this was about 1 1/2 years ago so the quality may have gone up or down in that time.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:59 pm 
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Do the shocks feel the same front and rear???

Id went boge with my car and found the front to be good in regards to firmness but rear was about 30% softer which i didnt like.

Is this the same case with Ultima shocks???

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:26 pm 
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Im not sure about the comparison between the front and rear rebound and dampening as i run air shocks in the back of the white car so i can adjust the rear ride height to suit the big drags tires.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:51 am 
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What brand air shocks you run???

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Ultima Shockers
Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:30 pm 
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for the money they are good units.

ive got a set in mine, but i cant say what their difference is over stock, as i put in lowered dobinson springs and nolathane bushes all round at the same time.

the nolathane means you feel every damn bump in the road, so i cant comment on harshness.

they have the variable valve technology, which means they are supposed to be soft on easy corners, and firm up when you push it.

in all im happy with the setup in the au, the springs are not too firm, and the shocks do a good job keeping it all together. turns in a shedload better, and sits very flat. i went low front, superlow rear and there is almost no forward pitch at all under hard brakes.

if anything it needs thicker sway bars to suit the new setup.

will see how long they last, been in for about 10 months now.

 

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