Shock absorber

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Jan
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Shock absorber

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Some guidance, please...

I have a 1989 Portuguese Moke and I need to replace the shock absorbers.

Of all the types on sale might someone suggest part numbers and/or suppliers?

Any suggestions from those who have already replaced theirs would be much appreciated.

Thanks, Jan

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Hi Jan. I fitted standard Mini shocks to the front of our Portuguese and Mini Van/Estate ones to the rear. I use Koni's supplied by Somerford's.
Regards, Graham & Judith
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My thanks for your reply. Jan

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I am looking for new rear dampers for an 1989 Portuguese Moke as well. I e-mailed Somerfords- on the advice of this post - who replied as follows "Mini van rear dampers have not been available for many years. We use the standard saloon ones without any issues. I cant be sure, but I would assume that these would also work on a Moke. It may be worth checking with the Moke club before purchasing. Can anyone confirm that van dampers are preferred or else point to a suitable van damper alternative?

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Portuguese Moke Rear Dampers

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Mini Spares provided this helpful information. The van dampers were slightly longer than the saloon ones because the van had a slightly longer rear suspension strut. In 1984, when the Minis went from 10” wheels to 12”, they were fitted with the longer strut and the van damper. That means that all of our rear dampers will be suitable for your Moke.

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I tried fitting standard mini shocks to the back of an English Moke once. They weren’t long enough and there was some awful sounding banging and clattering from them.
At least can add up

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My Moke, which has the longer rear trailing arms for 13" wheels, is fitted with a Moulton Smootha-Ride suspension kit from Mini Spares. When I ordered it, they offered it with a few different options of shock absorber. For the 13" wheel Moke they recommended the Sports Pack Mini version, which has been fine. So maybe see whether the rear shock absorbers are different on Sports Packs?

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Not cheap but they're for a van....
http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... o%20search
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