Gaz shocks fitting problem.

#1
Help . I have just purchased a set of Gaz adjustable shockers for my P6 2000 1972 . I have checked I have the correct part number but they appear to be 2 inches too long. I have tried jacking up the suspension by placing a wooden block under the disc but all that does is raise the whole car . Where am I going wrong .
 

cobraboy

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#5
Has anyone considered the fact that the shocks on the front of a P6 work the opposite way round to a conventional set up ?
I am about to take mine off for re valve works, I will check them out.
Certainly the rear coil overs have less rebound resistance than compression, now I wonder if the manufacturers have realised that the P6 operates the other way round at the front ? anyone tested theirs ?
 

colnerov

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#7
Has anyone considered the fact that the shocks on the front of a P6 work the opposite way round to a conventional set up ?
I am about to take mine off for re valve works, I will check them out.
Certainly the rear coil overs have less rebound resistance than compression, now I wonder if the manufacturers have realised that the P6 operates the other way round at the front ? anyone tested theirs ?
Hi, I think that's part of the problem with them being difficult / expensive to get hold of. There are no close equivalent in terms of valving fitted to other vehicles. They are in effect one-off's and manufacturers are reluctant to provide them for a comparatively limited market.

Colin
 

quattro

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#8
I did buy a pair of front Gaz shocks for Sparky (might have been Avos though, thinking about it), and they did tell me that the valves were correct for the P6, so they were aware of it.

The bushes were too big though and they send me some tubes to make them fit, but they never did fit without rattling, so are in a box under the bench now :(
 

cobraboy

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#9
I will come back and let you know if the front AVO's are correct.
Richard It is very easy to weld on old eyes to make them work, so don't throw them away, I know when you pay good money for new shocks they should fit, but hey, at least you can get them to with a bit of faff.
 
#10
I have just fitted a pair of front GAZ adjustables and they fitted like a glove . Gaz are aware of the unique valving , they have sold 50 pairs this year with not one problem. Maybe that is why the majority of P6 specialists only sell GAZ. ? A previous owner had fitted non Rover standard shocks and the suspension was partially seized because when I went to fit the new shocks they appeared to be 2 inches too long.
 
#11
Haven't you got the one you took off?

Richard
Richard , The ones I took off were 10 inches centre to centre.The reason for that was they were the wrong shocks and the suspension was not working correctly .Because the valving was wrong it caused the suspension to seize . This initially led me to think I had the wrong new shocks .
 
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