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 Post subject: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Last March I put a set of new Cofap oil shocks on my 68 squareback. Worked fine, nice feel.

Over the last few weeks the right front has started making a squeaking noise, particularly in the cold. I don't ever remember this happening with Boges. The local VW shop says he can't get any other oil shock except Cofaps any more.

So I'm looking for a source for Boges, or any other suitable oil shock.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:00 pm 
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Are you sure it's the shocks? I have had way to many cars do that in the cold. Check all the bushings, rubber shock mounts ect. Try some WD40 on the upper and lower parts.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:04 pm 
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I disconnected the upper end of the right shock and gave it a bounce. Noise gone. It's the shock.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:57 pm 
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KYB-GR2 shocks are a good, reasonably priced oil shock. I have them currently on my Square and I'm happy with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Monroe makes oil shocks for the T3 front app, Supa found them.
(think they are mentioned in his thread, ~any FLAPS can get them, I got mine from Oreillys IIRC as my local one had them in stock)

Lifetime warranty, made in the USA, amazingly cheap and and work well..
If they ever die I go get a new set from my FLAPS.

GR2s are low pressure gas shocks, and probably not a bad choice, but they list the same one for front and rear, probably not optimal if you think about it.

Monroematics front and GR2s out back would probably be a ~perfect combo.
I still have gas-a-justs on the back and it works, but a bit harsh out back.

I had Gas-a-justs front and rear as a gift from the PO and it was a near-dental-filling removing experience on choppy surfaces.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:19 am 
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I've run the GR2s before on my type-1s and the type-3. Too stiff for my taste.

I was able to order some Boge's from ISP. In the next day or so, I'll know if they actually have them to ship. Fingers crossed.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:53 am 
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The Monroes are much softer than the GR2s.

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Bilstein makes a lighter-valved model for front and a heavier one for the rear of a Type III, but the either-end offering that most makers have is fine on the front.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Alex at ISP says he has Boges and my order processed.

So this is good. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:58 am 
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Did that fix the squeaks?

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Shocks
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It did. I have other squeaks, but the saches / boges have been quiet.

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