Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension




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    Default Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension

    Hey guys, in September 2016 I had a Seikel suspension fitted to my LWB T5 Kombi. I jave done about 60,000km and the rear shocks are moeg!

    Is the only option to go with the Seikel Bilsteins or is there another option? Since the bus is higher the shock needs to be longer?

    Would Konis work? If so where do I get them?

    Thanks in advance.
    2011 LWB 2.0Tdi Kombi - Goodyear AT/SA's for the long road and BFG AT's for the bush trips, both in 235/70/16 - Melville and Moon Covers (Charcoal Grey)
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    Default Re: Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension

    bought my T5 LWB 2nd hand and it came with the MAD suspension which is higher than standard. I fitted Koni without problems. Not cheap but planning to keep it for a long time. Fortunately I live 2kms from the importers and they can service them as well.
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    Default Re: Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by JAPster View Post
    bought my T5 LWB 2nd hand and it came with the MAD suspension which is higher than standard. I fitted Koni without problems. Not cheap but planning to keep it for a long time. Fortunately I live 2kms from the importers and they can service them as well.
    Where exactly can I source Koni shocks? And what is expensive?
    2011 LWB 2.0Tdi Kombi - Goodyear AT/SA's for the long road and BFG AT's for the bush trips, both in 235/70/16 - Melville and Moon Covers (Charcoal Grey)
    Rigid Lightbar - Autobar Wrap Around Bullbar - Seikel Desert Suspension
    Dual Battery system with C-Tek D250S DC-DC Charger
    ***Custom 1,5T Bantam Trailer - Michelin LTX AT2's 235/70/16

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    Default Re: Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension

    If they Bilstein they should be serviceable at something like R500 a shock. Check with Mikem suspension.
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    Default Re: Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension

    www.crsperformance.co.za/products/koni-shock-absorbers/

    I'll have to check archives for the price as I fitted mine in the beginning of last year.
    Alfa 159 - die dors ene, met 6 silinders
    Fiat 500c - SWAMBO se pink'e met 'n swart pruik, en make-up
    VW T5 4Motion - cause there ain't no Italian 4x4 kombies

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    Default Re: Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension

    Alfa 159 - die dors ene, met 6 silinders
    Fiat 500c - SWAMBO se pink'e met 'n swart pruik, en make-up
    VW T5 4Motion - cause there ain't no Italian 4x4 kombies

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    Default Re: Replacement shock options on T5 Seikel Suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by JAPster View Post
    Im definitely sold on the Konis, just need to know if the price will allow them to be sold to me. 😉
    2011 LWB 2.0Tdi Kombi - Goodyear AT/SA's for the long road and BFG AT's for the bush trips, both in 235/70/16 - Melville and Moon Covers (Charcoal Grey)
    Rigid Lightbar - Autobar Wrap Around Bullbar - Seikel Desert Suspension
    Dual Battery system with C-Tek D250S DC-DC Charger
    ***Custom 1,5T Bantam Trailer - Michelin LTX AT2's 235/70/16

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