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Hi,

I have a set of Quantum coilovers in my car, and the left rear shock is leaking oil and in need of a rebuild.

So far I have spoken to two people, one said he knows a place in melbourne who can rebuild them, the other said that for the cost involved in rebuilding them, he can do me a rear set of Bilstiens and have them vavled correctly

Whats the go with rebuilding coilovers? Has anyone had it done succesfully?

Chris

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seems pretty good, did it take long to do? What was wrong with your shocks? Where they leaking, or just got them re-valved

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I picked them up 2nd hand and got them checked out before launching in and fitting them. The gas had leaked out of 3 of them which generally means the oil isn't too far behind, so I got them rebuilt. I told them I was in no hurry when I dropped them in as the car was still in compliance at that stage and it still only took 4 days to get the coilovers back. The service was very good. If I want them re valved now he said to let him know when and drop them in in the morning and he would have them ready by the arfternoon. Really good to deal with. Always has plenty of race prepared vehicles there which always gives me confidence.

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I have sent them a email, hopefully they will be able to help me out

Bloody council, I wish they would fill in there pot holes, as I am sure it was the casue of it

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man i remember not so long ago here in perth pple calling 1300$ for coilover rebuilds. $550 is bugger all! buy some leaky ones for 600 and have em rebuilt and have as new coilovers for 1/3 of the price of newies!

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I am going to a place today here in Adelaide, apparently they have rebuilt Tien's etc, so I will let everyone know how I go, if they are any good, i will post up contact details

Chris

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  • 4 weeks later...

Well, after much stuffing about locally, I am sending mine up to the guys in QLD.

The workshop, which will remain un-named (PM me if you want to know SA guys) had them for 5 weeks, and I rang them today, and they said it would be another 7 weeks. Totally un-acceptable

Rang the guys in QLD www.shockreco.com and they reckon they could turn in around in under a week - needless to say, once I have picked them up they are heading up to them

Will keep everyone informed,

Chris

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  • 2 weeks later...

Shocks are ready, and on there way back. A week turnaround time all up once they had recieved them, pretty good I reckon!

Cost me the standard rebuild price of $147.50ea plus freight, so works out to be a excellent price all up.

Going to get my fronts done once I have the rears back, will let everyone know how they go once they are installed

They also do Teins, HKS, Nismo etc, pretty much anything

Chris

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Put my rebuilt rear shocks in last night, everything went well.

I went for a quick drive last night and they feel great, the past two months I have been running around on stock tyres and a set of half decent rear shocks, so it was great the get some decent sus and tyres back on the car.

I also noticed that my front left was starting to get a bit noisy too, so looks like I will need to get them done soon as well ;)

Overall I reckon they have done a top job, I guess only time will tell if thats the case, but so far I cannot speak highly enough of their service - reccomend them to anyone.

After being given the run around locally, it was good to finally get some decent service from someone. It ended up costing me $147.50 to get each shock rebuilt, and the postage cost me around $80 there and back, so it works out to be reasonably cheap, cheapre thnbuying new shocks anyhow!

Will let everyone know how they go over the next few months :(

Chris

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