Hello from Houston Texas.
I'm needing new shocks for my daily driver 75 (Milano over here). It's a 2.5V6 with stock suspension components.
Does anyone on this list have experience with the oil filled shocks sold by EB spares. The EB website doesn't list a brand. It just says standard oil shocks.
Currently I have Red Koni (set on full soft) on the car and I'm very happy with them, but they are twenty plus years old and wearing out. Ideally I would like to buy new Red Konis but they're not available in the USA and I don't think they are available anywhere else.
The roads in Houston are very bad. The soil here is called "gumbo". The more scientific name is Vertisol. In any event it swells up when it rains and contracts as it dries.
Vertisol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So the roads are full of potholes and bumps, meaning that stiff springs and/or shocks are a non starter. I've driven a GTV6 with Yellow Konis and didn't like that at all. A very harsh ride and poor control over bumps.
I don't know how those shocks were set, but they were freshly installed on a GTV6 with a stock(just rebuilt) suspension.
The other shocks I'm looking at are SPAX (Front G136 rear G137). These aren't sold in America (for Alfas anyway) so this will be a shot in dark.
I've ridden in and driven a 1986 Jaguar XJ6 with SPAX shocks, and was very taken with the ride and control in that car.
So what do you think?
P.S. When I say the car is stock, I mean Euro stock. I've replaced the tall rear springs that was stock with many USA Milanos and installed European height rear springs.