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    COIL OVER SHOCKS

    Does anybody make coil over shocks for TVR's?
    If not, how about adjustable shocks and performance springs?
    Where can they be bought?
    Thanks,
    Jim

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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    The original shocks are coil over. I think the OEM shocks on the 2500M were made by Armstrong. I doubt they are still available. Koni also made shocks for the M series. They may still be available. Spax may be another source.
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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    I can supply both Spax and AVO adjustable shocks for the M-series as well as springs.
    cmw-tvr@cox.net

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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

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    The original shocks are coil over. I think the OEM shocks on the 2500M were made by Armstrong. I doubt they are still available. Koni also made shocks for the M series. They may still be available. Spax may be another source.
    Check with David Gerald
    https://www.davidgeraldtvr.freeserve.co.uk/
    Classic Motorworks
    https://www.cmw-tvr.com/

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    Sorry, I was talking about coil over shocks with adjustable spring perches.

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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    Just for you info, the Konis are a really poor choice for 2500 ms. They are too short with the springs mounted at full extension, and have too short a stroke. The end result is bent and broken control arms. KONI usually hits home runs, but they really missed on TVRs.
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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    That's good to know, since I am in general a big fan of Koni's, and have them on 3 of my cars. So what's a better choice, Spax?

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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    Can't speak for M's but I put a set of Gaz on my wedge and wow! Totally adjustable for ride height and damping while on the car. It was easy to dial them in. Also, no dealer in the US (XK's sells them for Jags only), so I had to order them direct from the factory. A little bit of hassle but they were half of retail as they sold them to me at dealer cost!
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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    Thanks Ross! I had never heard of Gaz before but looked on their website and inquired about the coil over setup. They quoted me 300 + 90 shipping. What currency is that, Euro, UK pounds, or? Did yours come with the springs, or just the shocks?

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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    That is in pounds sterling (UK Pounds). Figure about $600+$180 shipping according to their quote. Though that is some spendy shipping.
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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    Yeah, the price of the coil overs doesn't seem bad if they are good, but the shipping looks a little high for what I would expect. I'll ask why and see what they say.
    thanks for the information.

    1974 TVR 2500M 3106TM - SOLD
    1974 TVR 2500M 2877TM - SOLD
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback - A-code 289
    1988 Honda CRX-si - FOR SALE

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    Re: COIL OVER SHOCKS

    My Bro is using GAZ on the Vixen.

    He really like em.
    I was the one that got them but, I can't remember where.
    (Yes they have a US dist.)

    I use QA1 (formerly Carrera)


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