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Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioning

Postby Alfan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:02 am

As mentioned somewhere else I shipped a set of Q4 shock absorbers and steering rack for reconditioning in Poland.

They are now returned and looks really good :) Still not mounted in my car, so I cannot comment on performance. You can read more here and see photos:

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1135&start=75

The company doing the work is in Gdansk, Poland: http://www.nagengast.pl/regeneration-en.html

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Q4 shocks & steering rack
1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Q4 Proteo Rosso 550.000km
1989 Lancia Thema 8.32 Verde Indy 260.000km
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 75.000km
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Re: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioni

Postby pinino » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:25 pm

When I saw the pictures of your rebuilt CDS struts that you received from South Africa (AlfaBB) I noted that they couldn't be gassed with nitrogen as the rods were not pushing out (new struts always come with straps to hold the shaft in recoiled position). But now I notice same on these Polish rebuild units with their shafts parked in their fully recoiled position. It's too bad that schrader valves cannot be added without taking them apart as reinforcement bosses (tabs) need to be added to strengthen the wall of the strut.
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Re: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioni

Postby Alfan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:50 pm

I don't think that the struts in this photo can extend more than is shown, and they are not being held down with straps, so I am not sure what you mean... These are probably not as good as brand new, though.

It is correct, that the ones from SA (for the Lancia) is not like this.
1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Q4 Proteo Rosso 550.000km
1989 Lancia Thema 8.32 Verde Indy 260.000km
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 75.000km
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Re: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioni

Postby pinino » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:38 am

Hi Allan,

When struts are gassed the normal resting position (fully extended) are like the struts in the attached photos, compliments of DanZ.
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Re: Electronic shock absorbers & steering racks reconditioni

Postby Alfan » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:12 pm

They do look different. The only thing I have to compare to, are the new struts I bought for the Q4 in 2005 (they would have been some years old at that time), which looks very much like the reconditioned ones.
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1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Q4 Proteo Rosso 550.000km
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2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 75.000km
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