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..was planning a little springtime maintenance there, and the supply of these seems to have dried up. Anyone know of a source..?
 

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..thanks for that :) Unfortunately when you filter the list by "Front axle" everything is "Out of stock"..
 

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..thanks David. I'll try contact them and see.. the estimated delivery date is March 20th so you're probably right :)
 

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..thanks David. I'll try contact them and see.. the estimated delivery date is March 20th so you're probably right :)
If you are still after front shocks, Ace parts are showing some Monroe at £113.14 a pair. E-BAY item no 192879584306. These are listed for 2.0 T/S.

After spending near 12 months looking high and low I have ordered a pair.

I have a pair of used complete front struts for a 3.0 if anyone is desperate.
 

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If you are still after front shocks, Ace parts are showing some Monroe at £113.14 a pair. E-BAY item no 192879584306. These are listed for 2.0 T/S.

After spending near 12 months looking high and low I have ordered a pair.

I have a pair of used complete front struts for a 3.0 if anyone is desperate.
Dont bother, it seems ace parts is advertising things it can not supply :grumpy:
 

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Not usual for eBay sellers sadly. I've encountered that problem myself several times over the years.
 

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..thanks for the tip anyway. Yeah I keep coming up against a brick wall on this. It looks like you have to be very careful what you order.. I'm pretty sure that a 164 and Punto don't share the same front shocks for instance, but I could be wrong :)
 

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..thanks for the tip anyway. Yeah I keep coming up against a brick wall on this. It looks like you have to be very careful what you order.. I'm pretty sure that a 164 and Punto don't share the same front shocks for instance, but I could be wrong :)
I have all but exhausted my "little book of specialists" to no avail, front shocks are rarer than rocking horse droppings. :disappointed:
 

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Well colour me stuffy, would you believe I found a pair of correct brand new still in the box front shocks an ex owner was selling, and I got them at a bargain price ;0).

I have spent the last two weeks cleaning up a second hand pair I have, only to have these literally fall into my lap just as I started building them back up with new springs/bearings/dust covers (Another bugger of a job to find the correct ones, got them from Lithuania in the end).

So if anyone is stuck I have a pair of very good usable ones available, drop me a pm if interested.
 

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I'm sure I still have a new set of rears for the 164 kicking around somewhere if anyone's interested.
 

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If you are still after front shocks, Ace parts are showing some Monroe at £113.14 a pair. E-BAY item no 192879584306. These are listed for 2.0 T/S.

After spending near 12 months looking high and low I have ordered a pair.

I have a pair of used complete front struts for a 3.0 if anyone is desperate.
Do you still have that used but good condition front shocks?
 

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No sorry they have gone, let me know your year and model and if I find any I will drop you a post.
Just a quick guild to those looking for shocks, the main difference between the series 1 & 2 front shocks, this does not cover the Cloverleafs.

Tread: M14 x 1.5 for series 2 ---> M10 x 1 for the earlier cars, so the top mount bearing are different
Extended Length 630 mm for series 2 ---> 636 mm series 1
Compressed Length 468 mm for series 2 ---> 456 mm series 1
Alfa say the two are not interchangeable, in that you may get them to fit but it could/would effect the steering geometry.

Both the Twinspark and the V6 use the same shock, its the spring rates that are different, I think its 13mm gauge spring wire for the T/S ( Length 427mm x 169mm outside dia) and 13.5mm (Length 475mm x 176 outside dia) for the V6.

The bottom bearings (Yellow plastic housing) are the same and still available. The spring pans are the same for t/s and v6 BUT different between right and left, do not mix them up (The right side often have a hole drilled in them, but its alfa so not always) or you will be there all day trying to put them back together.
New spring pans are available but expensive (Germany again), but if you have any doubts change them because a spring punching down will cause damage. (Same pan used on a 33 by the way)

The correct shock rubber covering bellows are another hard to find, dont buy the cheap e-bay ones that claim to fit back and front because they dont, check the dia needed to fit onto the retaining ring.

Top bearings of either size are available, but its highly doubtful you need new ones even if they appear seized, carefully prise the orange cover up from the outside edge of the bearing on the inside of the mount (Fine pick or craft knife blade) and get all the old grease out (A good few blasts of WD40 or similar helps) then repack with any decent grease and work it in, they are not high speed bearings so they just have to turn smoothly. (That just saved you £70 for fifteen mins work).

The two hub to strut bolts are M10x 65mmx1.25, you might struggle to find 65mm but 70mm with an extra washer is ok.
 

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front shocks 164

For which version are they? V6 ? I have a couple of fronts for Lancia Thema Tb that are fine but need a bit of TLC. I also have some other parts like spring pans At least 1x new and 1x used but solid, 1 or 2 new yellow bearings and maybye more parts if you supply me with the partnumbers needed.
Send me a pb and i will take a look
 

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Hi, knew this is an old thread but it is my turn now looking for front shocks for my 1993 QV24. Lots of rear shocks in the market but none for the front, even though I want to replace my electronic shocks with mechanical ones. Seems like the last resort is to rebuild rather than source replacement struts. Any tip-off will be welcome.
 
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