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Old 15-01-2020, 19:21   #1
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Ohlins coilover rebuild

Well my front ohlins coilovers are still knocking after changing the top mount spherical bearing so obviously need rebuilding. Cant say I am that impressed my old oem suspension lasted about 10 years without knocking these are under 3 years old and knocking like a git. Dont exactly give them a hard time as no track days just normal driving.

Anyone know somewhere that will service and rebuild them around Kent. Preferably a drive in and out service as dont want car off road for too long. Tempted to buy new oem and install them as maybe more suited to my daily driven evo.

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Old 15-01-2020, 20:33   #2
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Is it definitely the shocks and not worn drop links?
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Old 16-01-2020, 08:52   #4
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Well its been to evo specialist and he couldn't find anything wrong with the suspension components so was left with the issue being the coilovers. Hoped it was the spherical bearing as they supposedly need replacing every 10k miles or something. So replaced those but no improvement. May just replace the drop links to be safe. Is it a very hard job to replace?

Thanks track formula I shall contact them to see what they say about the rebuild.
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Went through same with my Nitrons (albeit after 30k+ miles + lots of track). They have never been quieter now after their rebuild!

BTW the drop links are easy, at least they are if you can undo the rusted old nuts. Had to apply some angle grinder persuasion on mine which is easy anyway.
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Drop links are not expensive, fitting is easy, two nuts each side, removing the old ones can be more difficult, if you’re lucky you can undo the nuts but if they are really corroded, you may end cutting them off!
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Well shall get some drop links and give that a go as a last resort before the suspension rebuild. Have to admit I expected the Ohlins to be a little more robust seeing as they cost over £2k. Wrongly assumed they would be better than the OEM, but suppose you paying for the adjustment potential rather than robustness.

Can I ask how much your Nitron rebuild cost?
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I think there is a servicing price list on the Ohlins website, average was around £200-£250 per corner.
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You can try using other shocks that you know they are in good condition, if it still sounds, the ohlins are ok. If there's no noise....time to rebuild the ohlins.
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Well shall get some drop links and give that a go as a last resort before the suspension rebuild. Have to admit I expected the Ohlins to be a little more robust seeing as they cost over £2k. Wrongly assumed they would be better than the OEM, but suppose you paying for the adjustment potential rather than robustness.

Can I ask how much your Nitron rebuild cost?
£125 per corner full R3 rebuild, cheaper for 1 & 2 ways. That was at their factory near Oxford.
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I wouldn't mind £125 a corner, just been quoted about £375 a corner for the ohlins. So quite a bit more and would be on the way to a new set for all 4 rebuilt.
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I wouldn't mind £125 a corner, just been quoted about £375 a corner for the ohlins. So quite a bit more and would be on the way to a new set for all 4 rebuilt.
Although Nitron are quite expensive can vouch for their after sales service. I jammed up an adjuster when I refitted them and they sorted it FOC while I waited at the factory.
They were eexcellent when I bought them too, 10 years ago now.

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I wouldn't mind £125 a corner, just been quoted about £375 a corner for the ohlins. So quite a bit more and would be on the way to a new set for all 4 rebuilt.
That's got to be wrong. Or a total rip off?
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Well that's the quote from one ohlins service centre shall try the other 2 in the uk. Does seem stupidly expensive to rebuild. Might as well buy complete kit again and get some new top mounts in the process
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Price depends on if it needs top mount bearings (which you already did) and bushes that will add to the price, a damper service should be way below 375. You can buy replacement dampers from Ross Sport or a Service Center for not a whole lot more than you’ve been quoted for a service. BG Auto at Silverstone would be the closest service Center to you.
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