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Where can I buy Shock Absorbers please?

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by CeriCopen, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. CeriCopen

    CeriCopen Copenworld Member

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    I need 2 front shock absorbers for a 1.3, 2008 Copen.

    Any suggestions about where I can buy them please?

    Thanks.
     
  2. copenforbusiness

    copenforbusiness Copenworld Member

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    Hi @CeriCopen, This is quite a popular query. In fact I asked myself I seem to remember. At the end I bought a couple of new rear ones from a seller in eBay, s/he also sells other new Copen stuff.
    DAIHATSU Copen Rear Shock Absorbers New Monroe highest quality | eBay Try contact them and see.
    I have also noticed these a week ago or so but the auction ended:
    Daihatsu Copen Front Wheel Shocks , Hub, Caliper Left And Right Side | eBay
    The sellers seems to have a lot of second hand Copen stuff too and for what I see, not too badly priced either. I would try contact them too.

    Alternatively you can buy them second hand too. I've seen them in eBay too:
    Daihatsu Copen suspenion shock absorber/strut passenger nearside Front 2006 | eBay
    and
    Daihatsu Copen suspenion shock absorber/strut Drivers Offside Front 2006 | eBay
    I have also bought
    There may be other posts in this forum with more info on these, but there's quite a lot of content and couldn't find it.

    Hope this helps. In any case, let us know. Good luck.
     
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  3. CeriCopen

    CeriCopen Copenworld Member

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    Thanks excellent info

    Will chase down some new front ones

    Much appreciated
     
  4. CeriCopen

    CeriCopen Copenworld Member

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    Help ... Please

    I am still looking to buy 2 front Shock Absorbers for my Copen.

    The ebay seller who used to be able to supply Monroe Shocks can no longer source them :(

    Having been looking for over a month, there are no new front shocks on ebay. :(

    Daihatsu wants £177 + VAT for each one - so £424.80 a pair.

    Part numbers are 48510B2400 RH 48520B2400 LH

    Has anyone found any other non-standard Daihatsu shocks that work, are there any alternative aftermarket ones or racing ones?

    Anyone any thoughts on these, please?
    KYB (Kayaba) shock absorber new Software Research Associate special front right and left set Daihatsu Copen LA400K 14/06- article number: NST5640R/NST5640L

    https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/nanako-ya/item/nst5640rl-01/

    Thanks Ceri
     
  5. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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    Last edited: May 7, 2019
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  6. CeriCopen

    CeriCopen Copenworld Member

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    Thanks Welz

    You were so right, way too expensive and thanks for the heads up about the KYB shocks

    Seems like Copen owners who want to keep their cars on the road have no cost-effective and easy option than original Shocks :(
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2019
  7. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

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    not true
    D-sport suspension
    スポーツショックアブソーバーType-S

    Halfway suspension
    HALF WAY|コペン CATWALK Type-R

    K-Takeoff suspension
    C.R.F. ADJUSTABLE DAMPER

    another one from K-Takeoff
    CROSS STAGE SHOCK ABSORBER

    Bilstein (was fitted to ultimate edition Copens)
    Part: f4-ve3-c344-t3

    HKS
    MAX IV GT:COPEN

    There's lots of choice! HKS, Halfway, D-sport, Bilstein, Tein etc
    of course theres the problem of getting these Japanese parts over to wherever you are, and I've found a website that apparently ships worldwide!

    https://global.rakuten.com/en/search/?k=l880k サスペンション&l-id=search_regular
    The site contains multiple suspension components from many different tuning company's.

    I hope you find something :)
     
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  8. CeriCopen

    CeriCopen Copenworld Member

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    Cheers - which would you reccomend?
     
  9. jez77

    jez77 Copenworld Regular

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    It is possible to rebuild shocks and get them custom valved (they could be softer in my opinion for aussie roads anyway).
     
  10. AFR0N1

    AFR0N1 Copenworld Regular

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    I don't really know tbh
    I think I would go for either D-sport or Bilstein because D-sport has been making tuning parts for Daihatsu for years, and Bilstein because the ultimate edition Copens came with bilstein suspension.
    I don't know anything about the others, so I can't comment.
     
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  11. TriVille

    TriVille Copenworld Newbie

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    Keep in mind that you get extra costs when you buy in Japan. Postage isn't cheap + import duty.
     
  12. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    There was an episode of Wheeler Dealers some time ago where they had shock absorbers and springs custom made. I think it was for a TVR. Anyway, they reckoned it was cheaper than new OEM.
     
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