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Hot!mk1 capri strut inserts

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2020/08/10 13:50:05 (permalink)
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mk1 capri strut inserts

can somebody tell me what shock  inserts i can use for mk1 capri  struts im fitting some to the mk1 escort just for cruising no race or anything like that for now as i will convert to coil overs later down the line with a newer hp engine .
 
this is just to get it on the road for a while untill i get new engine 
 
i have seen these are they right for the capri struts 51mm tubes 
https://www.ebay.com.au/i...3c0:g:5Y0AAOSwK0ldU41t
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/08/10 19:24:34 (permalink)
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    I'm not really up to speed on 4cyl and V6 crossover for suspension, I'm sure a few of the Capri guys on here could help. I would not rely on the eBay compatibility chart.
    I have the Gaz inserts (see link below) and so far so good. I did have the majorly stuff up with spring heights with Burtons spinning all sorts of B%&**^t as to why the supposedly 1" lower springs made the car sit 2" higher than OEM????? Got that sorted now with the CS116 springs
     
    https://www.burtonpower.c...1-08-72-gzgai4108.html
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/08/11 00:27:02 (permalink)
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    I put monroes in mine, they seem fine to me.
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/08/11 09:01:07 (permalink)
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    Don't know if they'll fit you strut but I can vouch for KYB shock absorbers.
     
    Have been using them for years and consider them the best bang for buck shockers on the market.
     
    Yes, you can get better, but you will pay for it.
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/08/14 23:41:48 (permalink)
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    I put monroes in mine, they seem fine to me.

    which ones as i rang them they said they dont make them anymore.  



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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/08/14 23:46:29 (permalink)
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    cheers boys..  only thing that sucks with capris and escorts etc is most of the good bits are in the uk . 
     
    tried to get some repair panels when i did my capri most were out of stock so had to go uk . now its dejavu  again nobody has any escort repair panels or any parts in stock these days all the common parts  are all on back order. .  so uk again it is .  my next one car is going to be ausssie built  commo 
     
     
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/09/03 12:14:54 (permalink)
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    Monroe 24-0915
     
    https://www.monroe.com.au/trade-corner/catalogue-search.html?cat_make=FORD&cat_model=Capri&cat_year=1971&search_type=make_model_year&form_used=sidebar


     i think they are out of stock  and wont be making them anymore .   when did you buy them  cheers
     
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/09/03 19:55:38 (permalink)
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    Just go bilstein and you know youve done it right.
     
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/09/03 20:57:32 (permalink)
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    That's a shame.  It was probably 5 years ago but kept the part number in my file.  Be careful with dia of the tops.  Some of the UK ones have larger dia than ours and they don't fit through the spring mount holes.
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/09/03 23:25:19 (permalink)
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    well ill probably just go gaz shock inserts from yesterford  
     
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/09/07 21:06:47 (permalink)
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    I just had a look at the yesterford catalogue.  They have a warning about the hole size so looks like they are selling the UK ones. Might not fit your strut tops.
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    Re: mk1 capri strut inserts 2020/09/08 17:09:22 (permalink)
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    GTV6
    I just had a look at the yesterford catalogue.  They have a warning about the hole size so looks like they are selling the UK ones. Might not fit your strut tops.


    ill have a look and see  didnt see that warning  ill check and ring them   cheers 
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