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Old 4th September 2008, 22:01   #1
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Default Gas/fluid filled shocks - how to know?

I need to replace shock absorber for my lancer(front). I have enquired about the replacement market spares. i was quoted Rs.1800 each for an excel power/ e- power (taiwan brand) , complete set of strut and shocks.

I need to know, whether it is gas filled shocks or oil filled??. What would be the price difference between HM mitsubishi OE price and replacement market price?

by the way, an display price list at HM-*** noted as

[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]Strut front suspension each[/FONT][/SIZE]
[FONT=Times New Roman][/FONT]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman]2600[/FONT][/SIZE]


What should i do now? replacement or OE?

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i would DEFINATELY recommend the OEM stuff. You never know how long those aftermarket replacement last! Gas filled, i believe, will be more expensive than the price they quoted you.
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If it is a gas shock then it would be mentioned in the packaging. Try the replacement market before buying from HM.

I would recommend gas shock.
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There is a sump attached to the gas filled shock absorbers in bikes.

Check out the motorcycles in the parking lot.
A cd100 and so on will have a simple rod with a spring around it.
A pulsar will have an extra sump on the top connected to the shock absorber.

It will make sense as soon as you see them.

I assume the funda will be similar to car shocks as well.
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There is a sump attached to the gas filled shock absorbers in bikes.

Check out the motorcycles in the parking lot.
A cd100 and so on will have a simple rod with a spring around it.
A pulsar will have an extra sump on the top connected to the shock absorber.

It will make sense as soon as you see them.

I assume the funda will be similar to car shocks as well.
Are you sure about the sump in the case of shocks of cars ?

I've doubts about that...
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It's not 100% necessary to have a separate gas chamber in all gas shocks. So that's not a fool proof method to check.

If it's one it will be described in the package. Buy genuine stuff.
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I had a look into HM OEM shock at their service centre. but i didnt find any gas chamber. But its gas filled shocks. So i think the replacement stuff from taiwan too may be gas filled, hav to check that...
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