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SE5a dampers

Post by halfpenny » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:52 pm

Would some kind soul set out the options for me; I'm getting sea sick. No too bothered about having adjustables, but some better control of bouncing without a rock hard ride is what I need.



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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by peter freeman » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:48 pm

Adjustable s are worth the extra money - Gaz are my current favourites.



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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by scimjim » Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:45 pm

Gaz, Spax, Avo and Protech should all be able to supply quickly.


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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by Jens » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:11 am

I also am in need for new dampers for my SE5 (BME 57H) to get it registered here in Germany but would rather stay with the original ones. What are the exact specifications and who is the best supplier for SE5 parts?

I also need numerous gaskets (differential, rear axle to wheels, engine, gearbox) - where to get them from?

Any help appreciated.

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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by peter freeman » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:21 am

As far as I know the original dampers are no longer available - not that they were any good so you will have to buy something newer/better. Engine gaskets you should be able to get from Burton Power -
http://www.burtonpower.com/parts-by-fit ... -ford.html
Club traders GW, QRG and AJL are probably the best place to get other parts from unless you know where the parts originate from



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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by MushyP » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:08 pm

Anyone got any part numbers for rear shocks/dampers for the 5a? I need a pair here in the USA and I've had an eye watering quote from a major UK supplier, close to 250 pounds including shipping.
Currently the car has a pair of SPAX on the rear and one is leaking. The front has AVO.
Popular brands over here are Monroe and KYB, not sure if I could cross reference.
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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by philhoward » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:48 pm

I doubt you'll get a generic cross-reference to anything else and they tend to retail at about £100 a corner. Monroe were the original supplier but haven't been so for 30 years or so.

That's not to say there isn't something out there that fits..


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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by peter freeman » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:08 pm

If you take a damper to a local supplier then they will be able to match the size - as long as you get adjustable dampers to fit you should be able to set the up the way you like them. I like Gaz but don't know if you can get them over there.



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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by MushyP » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:52 pm

Thx. I may give it a go at a local parts shop first.


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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by turbster » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:07 am

£250 plus inc shipping's not expensive? Have you looked at Jegs and Summit racing, I'm sure there'll be some on one of those websites if you get the open length?


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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by Old and Slow » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:14 am

The AVO website has a catalogue to download, I believe SE5A dampers are listed as a stock item
http://www.avouk.com/
It's where I bought my replacements last year (for the Sabre Six).


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Re: SE5a dampers

Post by Old and Slow » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:20 am

Just looked on the AVO website and I can't find them any more!!! My 2015 download lists them as:
Fronts PD371
Rears PD381
These are the "adjustable lower pan" types allowing ride height adjustment.
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