'05 Vigo Shocks

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Thu May 10, 2018 9:40 am

I have been battling with some strange noises while driving and I thought perhaps the wheel bearings but I did the usual wheel tug and there is no movement there.

Having lifted the vehicle to check that I then noticed the shocks are leaking which of course would create handling issues as well as some vibration and noises whilst driving.

So it seems I will start with replacing the shocks.

Any take on what's available and decent that won't break the bank since my stash under the bed is low.

Suggestions appreciated.

Scott

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Thu May 10, 2018 11:46 am

I have had good service from Monroe shocks. I am on my second set since the originals and they won't break the bank.

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Thu May 10, 2018 12:10 pm

Also like the Monroe option.
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Thu May 10, 2018 3:42 pm

Thanks I'll take a look.

Any specific models?

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Mon May 14, 2018 2:31 pm

The standard gas filled shock for your bakkie.

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