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    Rear Struts....

    Hey,

    The rear shocks on my Avant are leaking, so i have sourced a spare pair of struts (second hand).

    Now, i know the Avant and Saloon have the same setup, but mine is a Sport, so different shocks + springs. Thats fine, i've found some Sport replacements.

    now the question is, is there a difference between pre facelift and facelift Sport suspension setups?


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    yes.

    The rear top mounts are different, and the rear shock part numbers are different. Unfortunately i've never seen a pair side by side, so i'm not sure exactly what the difference is, ie is it simply down to the valving, or is there an actual mechanical difference.

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    ok cheers.

    what year was the facelift introduced?

    edit - found it, '98.
    Last edited by mugglesquop; 17th February 2010 at 13:20.
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    half way thru 99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    half way thru 99.
    cheers. the ones i found are 2000, so no good

    so, if anyone has a pair of rear struts for a pre-facelift Sport, let me know
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