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Old 3rd March 2009, 13:56   #16
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Old 3rd March 2009, 23:12   #17
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my cars (2002 lxi) has run about 70k, last time service guy said i might need to change front shocks as they are almost dead, i don't know if he meant only the spring / struct or both..... in any case i think I'm gonna change both as they are really old now and also stiffen the new ones....hope handling doesn't get affected by stiffening...
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Old 3rd March 2009, 23:17   #18
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My 2002 zen completed 100k recently. I've got done the suspension job twice. With a lot of highway travel, wider tyres & esteem rims, the suspension needs to be checked regularly. First job was done by MASS, it was costly. Second time, last year I bought the OEM stuff & got it fitted through a garage.
Struts (Gabriel) - Rs. 2700/-
Suspension arms ( Rane) - Rs. 750/-
Tie rod bush, labour etc - Rs. 250/-

Do'nt go in for oil filled shocks! And always replace both the struts together.

Gabriel is not OEM for Zen, but performs much better. MUL uses Minda ( cheaper by Rs.200.)
Hmm, so if we need to make the suspension stiffer, would it be advisable to go for Struts (Gabriel) and zen diesel shocks? Will that be sufficient? Andd you guys are mentioning just about the front, what about the rear suspension?
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Old 4th March 2009, 13:39   #19
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Andd you guys are mentioning just about the front, what about the rear suspension?
Rear ones usually last longer compared to Front ones.

Check them by touching if there is any oil leak from them or not

if there is leak change them otherwise its ok.
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zenster, any updates?
Heya Skyliner, sorry for the delayed reply, just been busy with the new job recently. Anyway, i got the front suspension changed. Costed around 5k for parts alone OEM ones, got it done at Smart Cars (MASS in CV Raman Nagar).

Now for another question (or the same one just rephrased). On the current setup, with the new Front Shocks and Fairly good Rear ones, how is stiffening done? I mean what do i need to add or subtract to this setup to make them slightly stiffer? Is it possible on the present OEM ones? If it can be done then how much would it cost and where can this be done? Also what are the exact trade-offs and advantages of this?

All these question are to get my understanding in place before i play around with my shocks

Please reply soon...thanks.
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Hey Gurus, any suggestions? Please respond with options available.
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Heya Skyliner, sorry for the delayed reply, just been busy with the new job recently. Anyway, i got the front suspension changed. Costed around 5k for parts alone OEM ones, got it done at Smart Cars (MASS in CV Raman Nagar).

Now for another question (or the same one just rephrased). On the current setup, with the new Front Shocks and Fairly good Rear ones, how is stiffening done? I mean what do i need to add or subtract to this setup to make them slightly stiffer? Is it possible on the present OEM ones? If it can be done then how much would it cost and where can this be done? Also what are the exact trade-offs and advantages of this?

All these question are to get my understanding in place before i play around with my shocks

Please reply soon...thanks.

Did you get a chance to customize your suspension?
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Old 30th September 2009, 09:55   #23
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Go in for OEM ZEN D struts and springs (for the front). Rear you can get the OE one's. The Zen D had stiffer struts n springs as the engine itself was much heavier than the petrol one.
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Pedders have Black-Gas struts for the Zen, I'm running the same in my car. The struts are noticeably stiffer & the ride is quite harsh. On the other hand, the car does not roll much & gives you great confidence while going around corners. I bought & installed mine from Electra, in Chennai, was told they're around 40% stiffer than stock, they costed ~25K.
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I have 2 queries,

1. My 98 carb zen has had a front shock replacement last year. While purchasing the car i noticed the previous owner had installed rubber spacers on the rear springs. Even after taking them off the car sits front heavy. Meaning the rear looks to be in an elevated position. Due to this the front dives on hard braking. The front tyres scrape the plastic shroud inside the fender.

What i want to ask is that do i need to change all four springs? Also will front Zen diesel springs help? Any idea of the price of a set of four springs for the zen be it normal or zen diesel springs?

I wouldnt mind going for the zen diesel springs as they are stiffer. Would like a bit of improvement in body roll.


2. When i brake from any speed above 60 kph the car vibrates as does the brake pedal. My initial supect was the disk brakes but they have been replaced around a year back. My mech said it is a problem with the servo. Could this be true or is there more to the story?


Thanks
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