View Full Version : Cheaper renault parts for suspension

03-02-2007, 12:22
I want to change all the shocks on my car with new standard williams ones (along with 172 cup springs) as I am currently running second hand front shocks on -35mm boge springs with 16v rear shocks and I am fed up of the harsh ride, cracked wings, rubbing, manifold blows etc. etc. that this has caused!
It may be a silly question, but I would like to know if anybody knew of a cheaper place then renault....... or is there nobody else that can supply the standard williams shocks?


03-02-2007, 14:29
i presume your widetracking it then if you plan on running williams all round?

03-02-2007, 16:17
Sorry, I forgot to mention that the car is a wide tracked hybrid so i already have williams front shocks but I am concerned about the pounding they took whilst the car was lowered. I thought the wear may be more noticable if I then raise the car back up to near standard. Hence why I am looking into getting new shocks at the same time. Plus I sometimes hear a funny squeeking sound coming from the left side when I go over speedbumps and seeing as I have hit a few bad potholes at speed on that side, I think the shocks might be a little tired....

As for the rear shocks, I am just interested to see if the williams ones are better then the 16v ones

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03-02-2007, 16:52
think the shocks are about 35-40 each..front and rear, fronts being a little dearer than the rears, from reno which isnt bad imo.

its the springs that are dear..80 + vat each last time i priced em up...bout 3-4 years ago...which is why i went to coilovers, near enuff same price, and a whole load better....IMO

03-02-2007, 18:15
can get custom poundage springs for 130 delivered. nay as well get them at that price!

03-02-2007, 20:58
Williams shockers (fronts) 77 00 838 095 rrp 42:44 ~~~ but if you pay that your Renault man is a robber :twisted: :twisted: ,I got a pair for 60 ish plus vat last year :wink: :wink:
If you do not ask ( for huge discounts :wink: :roll: :wink: ) you will not get them !!!!

13-02-2007, 13:58
yeah, I got a percentage off mine, but not as good as that ^^^ lol

If you want springs, get a set of 172 or 172 Cup springs secondhand - about 30 or so :)

13-02-2007, 14:34
How has lowering it cause manifold blow and where on the manifold? (where it meets the head or where it meets the downpipe?)


13-02-2007, 14:35
pffft 35mm. 60mm try that :wink:

14-02-2007, 03:13
the downpipe kept scraping on speedbumps causing it to blow at the decat and where it joins to the manifold. car is now on 172 cup springs and I am very happy with it. I am going to get williams shocks to replace the valver ones on the rear though to help cut down a bit of the body roll.