Rear Shock Absorbers for my Sabre 6

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Rear Shock Absorbers for my Sabre 6

Post by AndyBurfield » Mon May 07, 2018 11:29 am

Any suggestions for replacing the coil over shock absorbers for the Sabre 6? Mine are past their best at the rear.
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I would prefer adjustable settings. Any specifications needed to give to suppliers or are there known examples (e.g. Spax) that fit exactly based on previous experience you have?

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Post by chrisgallacher » Mon May 07, 2018 1:18 pm

Andy, I have Spax adjustables on the rear. When I replaced them a few years ago I went for like with like for convenience - the Spax part/type no was G601.

I recall there was a minor problem that the inner diameter of the bushes for the fixing bolts top and bottom was incorrect and I had to get that sorted so maybe worth double checking before you buy.


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Post by scimjim » Mon May 07, 2018 2:35 pm

Speak to Tony Shakeshaft (Spax tech director) - ex GTE owner and knows his stuff.


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Rear Shock Absorbers for my Sabre 6

Post by AndyBurfield » Mon May 07, 2018 4:25 pm

Thanks, useful. I'll give Tony a call this week.


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Post by scimjim » Mon May 07, 2018 4:54 pm

I was impressed with Protech when I visited too.


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Post by Old and Slow » Mon May 07, 2018 9:20 pm

I have AVO adjustables all round, PD371 at the front and PD372 at the rear; these were listed in the AVO catalogue 2015 as standard for the Coupe straight six (no mention of the Sabre Six).
I measured the springs, they are around 175lb/in, free length 11 inches.
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Post by AllingtonGT » Mon May 07, 2018 10:22 pm

Iain Daniels specified the Protech replacement shocks on my Sabre. I have rose joints which makes it thump a bit, but it corners beautifully. They do rubber and poly bushes depending what you want. Very good quality and prices, especially if I go over in person.



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